Join the team

Have you got the vibe? We’re currently hiring recruits to join our fun-loving team. We’re looking for personable and dedicated people to help us create memorable experiences for our guests.

Sound like a bit of you? Here’s what we can offer in return…

Learning & development

We’ll nurture your talents with plenty of progression opportunities. Our open-to-all Bar-Back to Boardroom scheme is our way of committing to the progression of our team members. By investing in training and development, we support each member of the team, keeping you happy and motivated.

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A kind & caring team

Taking care of our people is our number 1 priority. From our quarterly away days to competitive pay, we’re on a mission to look after our team members.

We also give leave for the first week of January for all staff to recover after the Christmas madness (and to polish off those Quality Streets)

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Meet The team

Flynn Byrne

Head of Learning & Development

Flynn is a full-on people person and master motivator! He introduced Escapism’s ‘Barback to Boardroom’ initiative, giving our bartenders opportunities to grow within the company and become a trainer, a general manager or a sales manager.

Calum Anderson

Drinks Development Manager

Calum, previously General Manager at The Maven shares his vast experience and cocktail knowledge across all our seven brands.

Mica Jones

Senior Sales Manager

Mica looks after private hire and event management for our wide range of venues. She really knows how to plan the perfect party so get in touch!

Take a tour with us and see what it’s like to work for us…

Vacancies

BAR MANAGER - Manchester

Tiki Hideaway landed in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter in September 2023 and we’re on the lookout for a Bar Manager to take the venue to the next level!

Below ground at the same location as our sister bar the Mean-Eyed Cat on Oldham Street, guests are transported into a Polynesian inspired rum shack paradise with cocktails on fire and an electric atmosphere like no other.

The Role

The Bar Manager will be responsible for supporting the General Manager in overseeing all operations of the business from P&Ls and Stocks to throwing a wild party for your guests. The venue offers table bookings as well as a private hire area so experience with bookings is preferred.

Salary: £29,250 per annum

Hours: Full-time, 48 hours per week

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary with opportunities for bonus after 6-month probation
  • A share of tips
  • 4 team trips a year and lots of other juicy little perks

Key Responsibilities:

Assist the General Manager in overseeing daily operations of Tiki Hideaway

Ensure high-quality service and customer satisfaction by maintaining a strong attention to detail

Assist in managing the team, including training, scheduling, and performance evaluations

Collaborate with other departments including Sales & Marketing to ensure smooth operations and guest satisfaction

Monitor inventory levels and order supplies as needed

Handle guest enquiries, complaints, and requests in a timely and professional manner

Assist with budgeting and financial reporting

Requirements:

Previous experience in a similar role, such as Assistant Manager or Supervisor, preferably within a ‘Tiki’ Bar environment

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively

Familiarity with venue operations and industry standards

Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well within a team

Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and requirements, the Bar Manager may be required to perform additional tasks as needed to support the overall operations of the venue.

Ready to join the Tiki party? Apply now!

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MARKETING MANAGER - Escapism Bars

Location: Based in the vibrant offices above Cuckoo, Call Lane, Leeds.

Salary: £34,000 per annum.

Hours: Flexible 40-hour week, Monday to Friday, between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm with a 1-hour lunch break.

Holidays: 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays, calculated pro-rata).

About Us:

At Escapism Bars, we believe in the power of positive, party energy. For almost 2 decades, our independent bar group of 7 unique brands has been the heart of nightlife across the North, providing unforgettable experiences that allow our guests to leave the ordinary world behind. With a passion for freedom, craziness, and escaping the norm, we’ve created a vibrant family atmosphere that’s all about celebrating life. Our vision is clear: To become the UK’s most loved group of bars. Interesting in joining the party? Here’s more about the role…

The Role

We’re on the hunt for a dynamic Marketing Manager to drive the visibility and voice of our seven iconic bars. This role places you at the epicentre of our fast-paced, fun-filled environment, requiring a blend of creativity, commercial acumen, and excellent organisational skills. You’ll be the Brand Guardian, shaping our narrative, extending our reach, and ensuring our parties are the talk of the city.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary point of contact between the Managing Director, Marketing Agencies, and our dedicated team, ensuring our marketing strategy is not just met but exceeded.
  • Understand and cater to the unique customer profiles and demographics of each brand.
  • Create engaging marketing communications for venues, implementing distinctive voices for each, adhering to and enforcing brand guidelines.
  • Strategize, build, and execute campaigns across both B2B and B2C spectrums, closely collaborating with our Marketing Strategy and venue General Managers (GMs).
  • Create and maintain an annual events calendar to drive revenue and support sales growth.
  • Monitor, analyse, and report on campaign results for each venue, adjusting strategies as needed for optimization.
  • Manage our Social Media Manager, guiding the social media strategy to align with overarching business goals.
  • Oversee all aspects of website management, ensuring up-to-date, engaging content that mirrors our active campaigns and strategic goals.
  • Craft and oversee printed literature to maintain brand consistency across menus, brochures, flyers, and more ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to.
  • Regularly visit venues to assess and uplift the presentation and customer experience in line with our brand voice.

What We’re Looking For:

  • A passionate, energetic individual ready to make their mark in the bustling nightlife industry.
  • Strong social, commercial, and practical skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • A self-starter who can effectively manage time and prioritize tasks without missing a beat.
  • Exceptional copywriting and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Hands-on experience with B2C and B2B campaign planning, execution, and analysis.
  • Familiarity with the latest trends in social and digital marketing, with a knack for identifying and leveraging new opportunities.
  • Experience managing email marketing /CRM systems and editing website content is preferred but not essential.
  • Proven experience in marketing communications within the hospitality or entertainment sectors is preferred but not essential.

What to expect:

If you’re someone who thrives in a lively, celebratory atmosphere and is passionate about creating marketing campaigns that resonate and engage, we’d love to hear from you. Be part of a team that’s all about creating nights to remember, fostering freedom, and championing craziness and escapism.

  • Competitive salary and participation in our Head office bonus scheme.
  • Flexible working hours to support work-life balance.
  • Dynamic workplace situated in one of Leeds’ most lively areas.
  • 28 days annual leave, providing ample time for rest and recreation.
  • Involvement in social events and company trips, fostering community within our team.

Our Commitment:

We pride ourselves on nurturing a supportive work environment. We value work-life balance and actively support our team members’ familial commitments. As part of our team, you’ll join a lively community, benefit from our growth and development opportunities, and play a key role in driving the success of a leading name in the hospitality industry.

How to Apply:

Ready to jump into the heart of the party?

If you’re eager to make a significant impact in a role that promises variety, challenge, and the chance to be part of a close-knit but ambitious company, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, upload your CV below or send an email with a covering letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for the role and our team to careers@escapismbargroup.co.uk

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GENERAL MANAGER - Liverpool

Tiki Hideaway & Mean-Eyed Cat Bar landed on Seel Street in Liverpool in February 2023,  and we’re on the lookout for a General Manager to take the venue to the next level! Born in Leeds but a brand-new venue to Liverpool, Tiki Hideaway is a Polynesian themed Hidden Bar, with amazing cocktails & a vibe that won’t be beaten! The role would also lead Mean-Eyed Cat, a Deep South Dive Bar taking inspiration from Johnny Cash and the greats.

We’re looking to hire to hire an exceptional individual to work alongside our current teams in Leeds, Manchester, and of course Liverpool, whilst learning the ropes of Escapism Bars with our Management Training Academy.

Experience preferred;

  • 2 Years of GM in a high volume bar setting
  • Personal licence and Food safety Level 2

What’s included:

  • 48 Hours per week
  • 34k Salary with opportunities for Bonus after 6 month probation
  • A share of tips through TipJar
  • 4 team trips a year and lots of other juicy little perks.

We love our music; we love our pizza and we’ve got a banging selection of cocktails to go with it. So, if you’re thinking of something new and exciting, roll the dice and click to apply!

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Submit your cv

To apply for one of our vacancies simply submit a copy of your CV along with your details and we’ll be in touch! Alternatively you can email careers@escapismbargroup.co.uk for further details.