Bar Waiter P&O

Carnival UK Job Description

The contents of this job description must be used in association with the KSB for this role.  The job description summarises the key responsibilities for the role (Technical, Business and People) and the KSB provides the detail for the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required to carry out the role competently. This job description gives an overview of the role and as such you will be required to undertake any other duties as requested.  You may also need to refer to company regulations which will also form an additional part of your job description.

Reporting to: Bar Tender / Bar Team Leader Department: Bar Services
Leadership Responsibility: None Location: Fleet based across CUK vessels
Titles of Direct Reports: None
Budget Responsibility: Awareness of budgets, cash profit and onboard bar costs
Revenue Responsibility: Maximise bar cash profit through revenue and cost management, meeting and exceeding set targets


Standard Role Summary:
Experience / Qualifications Summary of Requirements

Provide a smooth and efficient bar / wine service within an allocated area.  Serve guests and/or crew members and provide a professional bar service, enhancing the guest / crew experience, fully adhering to company service standards.

Primary Responsibility of the Role:

Serve drinks to guests / crew complying fully with the Responsible Service of Alcohol policies and procedures, including informing the Bar Tender / Bar Team Leader when a guest has consumed excessive alcohol.  Actively generate bar cash profit by promoting set campaigns, increasing cash profit generating opportunities and working to exceed targets.  Correctly enter guests billing into the relevant system in a timely manner.  Assist with controlling bar budget costs by ensuring that all products, equipment and cleaning materials are used in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Follow all working and cleaning routines and rotas and ensure the appearance and condition of all items including glasses, equipment and bottles meet the required standards.  Keep the outlet neat and tidy at all times.  Set up and clear down the area prior to and after service periods. Use and maintain all bar equipment correctly, reporting any repairs required promptly.

When working in the Glass House, follow food service standards as well as Olly Smith wine service standards and knowledge.

Carry out duties at outside catering events as and when required.  Meet and greet the passengers and assist with baggage services on embarkation / disembarkation days, safely moving passenger luggage.

Support the F&B department by undertaking allocated duties within the Restaurant area as and when required.


Key Responsibilities & Duties:
WSET Level 1 in Wines and Spirits / recognised bar qualification or equivalent preferred or relevant industry experience
WSET Level 2 required when working in the Glass House
Level 2 Award in Food Safety or equivalent
Experience of working within a 4 / 5 star high volume bar establishment with international clientele preferred
Previous bar experience highly desirable
Previous experience of serving customers within a bar environment desirable Good command of written and spoken English
Valid ENG1 medical certificate or equivalent for the duration of each voyage
HESS (Health, Environment, Safety and Security)
Knowledge/Skill Summary of Responsibilities
Health and Safety
Lead by example by taking care of the health and safety of self and others
Report all accidents, ‘near miss’ incidents and work related ill health conditions to manager/supervisor/team leader and to the safety department.
Follow safety rules and procedures
Use work equipment, personal protective equipment, substances, and safety devices correctly
Take part in safety training & risk assessments and suggest ways of reducing risks
Carry out duties in a safe manner in accordance with corporate policies and procedures
Public Health
Fully comply with personal hygiene standards as stated in company and public health policies and procedures
Demonstrate at all times excellent hand washing techniques and coughs and sneezes etiquette
Follow the company instructions regarding immediate reporting of ill health symptoms (i.e.) diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, and any other symptoms as appropriate
Understand own environmental responsibilities and act accordingly
Apply practical measures to reduce water and electricity consumption
Apply waste segregation diligently both in work area and when off duty
Follow the correct method of disposal of surplus or spent chemicals used
Work in a way that avoids environmental incidents and report situations where environmental integrity may be breached
Handle materials carefully to minimise spillages during work routines and safely dispose of contaminated material generated during work routine
Emergency Duties
(Shipboard Incident
Organisation SIRO)
Understand own emergency duties and routines onboard ship
Take an active part in the ship’s team response to an incident
Ensure familiar with ship’s emergency alarms and routines
Ensure familiar in the use of all fire fighting appliances located within area of responsibility Ensure familiar in the use of the ship’s life saving appliances and equipment including lifeboats and life rafts
Participate fully in all relevant drills and training
Know how to raise the alarm when necessary
Able to identify escape routes and emergency exits
Understand the function and operation of fire screen / splash tight and watertight doors Take part in guest clearance from public areas, ensuring guests have responded correctly and the area is clear and equipment secure
As a Stairway Guide carry out crowd control of stairways ensuring the safe movement of guests, directing them to the relevant muster station
Once all guests are mustered become part of a muster station
Guide, direct and lead guests to the lifeboat and disembark with them in the event of the need to abandon ship
Undertake other emergency duties / routines within the SIRO as directed
Undertake any other emergency duties required that are specific to vessel Follow all emergency procedures as directed
Aware of CUK safeguarding children policies and procedures
Report any concerns of a safeguarding nature to the Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP)
Understand the security levels as defined by ISPS and own responsibilities
Follow the correct security procedures when embarking and disembarking from the ship Report suspicious activities, packages
and / or security incidents following the correct procedure
Knowledge/Skill Summary of Responsibilities
Quality Standards
Follow the correct quality service standards relating to the bar services department Follow the correct food service standards when working in the Glass House
Food Hygiene
Follow the correct policies and procedures regarding food and bar hygiene at all times Ensure all food and bar preparation equipment and spaces are sanitised and clean at all times in accordance with company policy
Highlight issues immediately in order to minimise any impact on passenger health
Describe the main cocktails on the menu, offering alternatives and / or suggesting options Serve a multitude of drinks including beers, wines and spirits, correctly following company standards
Bar Service
Serve drinks correctly to guests including garnishes where required
Converse with guests politely answering questions regarding the price and content of drinks
Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) for Passengers
Follow the RSA policies and procedures correctly and consistently Refer potential issues to the Bar Tender / Bar Team Leader
Selling (General)
Work to achieve successful bar sales, increasing cash profit generation within the department
Knowledge/Skill Summary of Responsibilities
Audit & Compliance
Complete full and accurate records to ensure compliance for both internal and external audits
Elev8 Behaviours  (Refer to the skills profile for detailed Elev8 Behaviours)
When undertaking role thinks about how they communicate and behave and is a role model for others
Thinking Ahead
When undertaking role thinks about more than just the task in hand, proactively works to anticipate the needs of the department and plans ahead
Being Part of a Team
Works well with others to ensure an efficient and effective service is provided
Open and Honest Communication
Communicates effectively with guests, crew and officers ensuring a positive working environment
Customer Centred
Understands how their role can impact the guest experience and works with the wider bar operations to provide a customer focused service, to meet and exceed customer satisfaction scores
Deals with feedback positively and strives to deliver a consistently high service
Acting Safely
Takes responsibility for health and safety of self and others and always considers safety in their everyday tasks and activities
Passionate about the industry, keen to improve knowledge and progress
Knowledge of a wide range of items service within bar services
Enjoys delivering a great service to customers and continually looks to improve
Ability to identify and close sales opportunities
Attentive to the guests needs, works to provide an anticipative service
Works well as part of a team building a positive working environment
Learns quickly from experience and shares experience with others
Works well with a wide variety of people, regardless of status, background or gender
Organised, structured and focused on the detail in their approach to work
Good attention to detail, ensures the guests are served correctly enhancing the guests experience
Calm under pressure, taking a logical approach to problem solving and involving and communicating to relevant stakeholders throughout
Communicates effectively, keeping others informed of progress and highlighting any issues
Socially confident and adopts a professional manner, comfortable making conversation with passengers
Takes responsibility for own learning and is proactive in increasing own knowledge and skills
Loyal to the Carnival UK brand and compliant with company policies and procedures


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