Cocktail Bartender

The Midland
The Midland Manchester A Leonardo Royal Hotel
Competitive salary and fantastic benefits
Closing date
14 Apr 2023

Job Details

First opened in 1903, The Midland Hotel has been delighting guests from the very beginning. Originally built to serve rail travellers from London, our stunning building and ballroom charmed visitors day in and day out, and while our appearance has changed over the years, our outstanding service remains the very same. 

Today the Grade II listed, 4-star hotel is one of Manchester's most-loved icons, located just minutes from Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations. Over the years we’ve hosted everyone from rock stars and politicians to royalty, and our history has taught us one simple thing: every guest is unique, and so their stay must be too. 

From our 312 sumptuous bedrooms to our award-winning food and drink, idyllic spa and impressive event spaces, every part of The Midland experience transcends the ordinary. 

Your responsibilities will be: 

  • Supports the smooth running of the food & beverage department, where all aspects of the guest food & beverage service experience are delivered to the highest levels 
  • Works as part of a team that maximizes guest satisfaction and comfort, delivering a positive and timely response to guest enquiries 
  • Takes responsibility for the duties and tasks assigned to the role, ensuring that all work is carried out in a timely and professional manner 
  • Delivers on departmental plans and objectives, where hotel initiatives & targets are achieved 
  • Collaborates with their immediate report, ensuring that costs and inventory are controlled, that productivity and performance levels are attained 
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships whilst promoting the company culture and values. 
  • Ensures adherence and compliance to all legislation where due diligence requirements and best practice activities are planned, delivered and documented for internal and external audit, performing follow-up as required 

Experience we expect: 

  • Experience in food & beverage service beneficial but not essential 
  • Hands-on approach with a can-do work style 
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional guest service with a passion for the hospitality industry 
  • Ability to find creative solutions taking ownership for duties and tasks assigned 
  • Personal integrity, with the ability to work in an environment that demands excellence 
  • Experience of working with IT systems on various platforms 
  • Strong communication skills

Why come join us? 

We look after our colleagues just as well as we look after our guests. Once you’re part of the team, you’re part of the Leonardo community. We have support on tap, so expect top-notch L&D programmes, practical training and clear progression within our vibrant and dynamic team. 

Our Story 

Built on decades of hotelier know-how, we are part of the Fattal Hotels Group, which operates over 230 hotels across Europe and Israel. We look after over 50 hotels across the UK & Ireland and have plans for major expansion over the next few years - there’s never been a more exciting time to join us!  

Some of the perks our colleagues enjoy include: 

  • Special rates on Leonardo Hotel rooms across the UK & Europe: get planning that city break you’ve been dreaming of!  
  • Company-wide recognition scheme: for being your fabulous self, you could earn vouchers to spend on a wide range of high street shops  
  • Free hot meals whilst on duty 
  • Talent referral scheme: earn yourself a bonus for recommending a friend to join us
  • We love to get together and celebrate: we regularly host Thank You Week (your hotel could have anything from ice cream trucks to pizza parties) and every year we get dressed up in our fanciest threads to host our Employee Awards Celebration 
  • The important stuff: access to the Company Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Wellbeing Support
  • Ongoing job-related training programmes with clear paths for progression 


We’ve been a welcome sight at journey’s end and seen  history made within our walls. Our heritage would make  most hotels blush, but our ambience is coolly contemporary.  We’ve pioneered fine dining, sparked famous romances  and hosted royalty, yet we’re still awaiting our most  important guest. You.

The Midland Hotel has been an iconic presence in Manchester  since 1903. Our impressive Grade II listed building houses 312  elegant rooms, including seven deluxe suites. The sophisticated Rena spa offers a wealth of recreation and relaxation choices. Our two restaurants have both won multiple gastronomic awards and we also boast a dedicated tea room. First-class facilities, including  14 meeting and function rooms, provide flexibility for conferences  and events. If that sounds too much like hard work, head for The Midland Lounge which knows a stylish serve for every occasion.

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