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Bartender - The Rising Sun, Reading

Heartwood Inns
Reading, Berkshire
Up to £14.00 per hour
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Bartender - The Rising Sun, Reading

Bartender - Recruiting for May / June 2024

Up to 14 per hour *

Join us for Open Days from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at CoSpace Reading, Broad Street Mall, Reading RG1 7QE on the following dates:

Thursday 23rd May
Friday the 24th May

Are you a dynamic and passionate hospitality professional ready to immerse yourself in the legacy of culinary icon Raymond Blanc? If so, we invite you to be a part of Heartwood Collection's newest opening at The Rising Sun, Reading, City Centre, 16 Castle St, Reading, RG1 7RD.

The Rising Sun, Reading
This Grade II listed, 16th century Inn is expected to open in June following an extensive refurbishment. The site will benefit from 75 Bar, 100 Restaurant and 130 enclosed Garden covers. This is a fantastic opportunity to put Heartwood on the map in Reading centre, with the opening of one of the town's oldest and most characterful pubs.

Heartwood Collection is already an award-winning collection of cosy pubs and atmospheric brasseries at the heart of their local communities serving great fresh, seasonal food. We are now expanding the concept into rooms. Our Brasserie Blancs, the French brasserie business inspired by Raymond Blanc and Heartwood Inns (Formally White Brasserie Company) are renowned for being a home-from-home.

Bartender - What we offer:

  • Packages are based on NLW and TRONC*
  • Full-time
  • Stepping Stones - Our industry-leading training and development platform which supports progression for those who want it
  • Employee Assistance Program with Hospitality Action
  • Instant access to pay you have already earned through EarlyPay
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity package
  • Refer a Friend Bonus up to 1500
  • 50% off food at any Heartwood Inns or Brasserie Blanc
  • 20% off food at any Heartwood Inns or Brasserie Blanc with friends and family discount
  • 10% off company gift cards
  • A thoughtful gift to celebrate your birthday
  • Long Service Recognition Awards
  • The Pantry - 100's of retailers and experience discounts through Reward Gateway
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Bartender- The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have great interpersonal skills and a vibrant personality
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain high standards across the front of house
  • Be a real team player, it is essential that you are a true people person
  • Have great attention to detail and impeccable standards.
  • Be totally customer and service focused and provide an exceptional guest experience

Our investment in your development.

Heartwood Collection currently has 14 Brasserie Blancs and 23 pubs with more opening up this year. We aim to grow to 61 sites by 2027 and include pubs with rooms. This could add up to 500 bedrooms to The Collection in the next 4 years. We hope you can be as excited as we are about the opportunities this will provide for you to take your next step and develop your career with us through our bespoke "Stepping Stones" training and development programme.

*Hourly rate is based on National Living Wage plus TRONC. The rate of TRONC for the site you are applying for will be confirmed and discussed at the interview stage.


Our strength is in our enduring community of like-minded individuals; warm and genuine to our core. Unforgettable moments are rooted in our commitment to seasonality, the curiosity of our people and the pleasure of our guests.

With years of experience behind us and many guests coming through our doors, we know a thing or two about serving up fantastic food and drink

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