Here at the Lido we get to share this wonderful grade 2 listed building, interesting seasonal food, great drinks, incredible treatments and swimming come rain or shine, with thousands of people every year and that is entirely down to our team.
We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, inspiring and interesting individuals to join our team, striving to deliver unique experiences to all who stroll through our door.
Naturally the people we recruit need to have experience relevant to the job. But equally important to us is your passion, energy and determination. We are committed to the training and personal development of our staff, and encourage advancement and promotion within the organisation.
- Front of House Waiting Staff
The Lido is looking for Full Time Waiting Staff to join our front of house team.
We have a very busy restaurant and tapas bar with poolside seating. We are looking for staff with experience working in a high volume restaurant environment who are passionate about their work. The right candidate will have excellent customer service skills, work well under pressure and love being part of a fun and professional team.
You will be required to work 35-40 hours per week, this will include weekends and evenings and some split shifts. The Lido offers a competitive salary and benefits.
If you think you would make a great addition to our team please send us a copy of your cv and a covering letter telling us a bit about yourself, your plans going forward in your career and why the Lido could be the right fit for you. Please attach any written references. We look forward to receiving your application. Please send all applications to email@example.com with the Subject line ‘Front of House’. Thank you
- Chef De Partie
The Lido is looking for an experienced Full Time Chef De Partie to join their kitchen team. The right candidate will share our passion about fresh, seasonal produce and beautifully cooked food. The Lido is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to both the restaurant and downstairs Tapas Bar so an ability to thrive in this atmosphere is essential. This is a demanding role and for the right candidate, an exciting opportunity to join a nationally known restaurant working with an extremely dedicated and highly regarded culinary team. There is great room for development and advancement as well as working with one of Bristol’s finest Head Chefs.
Main Responsibilities will be as follows:
Prepare dishes under instruction of the Head Chef.
Responsible for rotating section stock.
Prepare ingredients that should be frequently available and adequate amounts for service.
Supporting fellow chefs and working as a team.
If you think you would make a great addition please send us a copy of your CV and a little bit about your background, style of cooking and where you see your career developing. Please attach any written references. We look forward to receiving your applications sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sous Chef
We are seeking an exceptional, proactive and passionate Sous Chef to take on this rewarding challenge as the second in command at our nationally known restaurant.
The seasonally changing Lido menu has been carefully crafted by Freddy Bird to take on a Moorish and Mediterranean style of cooking with a strong focus on provenance. Primarily cooking over fire and in wood ovens, the chefs are dedicated to great tasting, unpretentious food.
The Lido is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner so this is a great undertaking. Furthermore, we serve our tapas menu from 12pm throughout the day. The time to talk with your Front of House team in between service needs to be proactive, detailed and focused on really teaching the Front of House team about the dishes that day.
We require any applicant to have at least one years experience in a similar role and establishment with proven experience running a kitchen and managing and maintaining a team. We are looking for somebody who knows how to run a kitchen but most importantly somebody who wants to be the central pillar to this iconic site whilst being inherently passionate about food.
Other responsibilities you will undertake;
- Deputising in the absence of the Head Chef
- In the absence of the head chef overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
- Placing orders with suppliers
- Maintaining or raising the profit margins on food
- Ensuring all menus are updated based on produce availability and seasonality and that all menus are accurately calculated to ensure maximum GP.
- Assisting in the managing, training of a brigade of chefs
Who are we?
The Lido is an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by an award winning restaurant, tapas bar and spa. Dating back to 1849 the Lido is one of the oldest surviving Lido’s in the UK, allowing all year round swimming. The Lido opened its doors once more to Bristol and beyond in December 2008 and has since become a venue for every occasion from daily swims, celebrations and holidays. Our Award winning restaurant is situated in the old viewing gallery of the Clifton Pool. The idea is for guests to sit back, enjoy being served by friendly staff whilst watching the swimmers below and your food being prepared in the Wood fired oven. Our Spa provides a holistic approach to tailored massages, using bespoke Lido oils, guests can relax while hearing the lapping of the water on the pools edge.
Our unique setting sets us apart from many venues, and for that reason we are dedicated to recruiting a team that thrive of our values and ethos so that every guest leaves with that same feeling of calm and well being.
What do we offer?
Successful candidates can look forward to:
- Competitive salary
- 20% Discount at all three restaurants for bookings up to six people
- you will have a Gift Voucher issued for a complimentary three course from the a la carte menu for yourself and one other at the Lido fo your Birthday
- 50% off food whilst on shift
- You will be able to use the pool and facilities
- 50% off treatments for yourself and 25% for friends and family
- Range of training and development opportunities
If you think this challenge is for you, please send us a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter telling us a bit about yourself, your plans going forward in your career and why the Thames Lido could be the right fit for you. Please attach any written references. We look forward to receiving your application.