Publicans manage licensed premises like pubs and bars.

Day-to-day Tasks

In your day-to-day tasks you may:

  • organise deliveries
  • make sure the bar is stocked and well maintained
  • serve customers
  • run the bar in line with health, safety and legal regulations
  • recruit, train and supervise bar staff and kitchen staff
  • stock take
  • handle wages, book-keeping and accounts
  • build good relationships with breweries, suppliers and customers
  • carry out plans to maximise sales

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • leadership skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • business management skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to motivate and manage staff
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Industry Qualifications

In order to run a pub and bar you need to be a licensee, a licensee is the designated person on the premises.

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