Manager vacancy in The Foodie Bugle Shop, Bath

by Silvana de Soissons1st February 2017

The Foodie Bugle is a food-drink-homewares shop with a tearoom at 2 Abbey Street, Abbey Green, near Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. We stock a wide range of larder gift groceries, homewares, vintage kitchenalia and gardenalia. 


In our tearoom area customers can try our food and drink before they buy – including Easy Jose coffees, loose leaf teas, cordials, wines, ales, cakes and biscuits. We also run workshops upstairs. 


We are looking for a team oriented, experienced shop managerwho lives locally and is able to work from 9am till 5pm five days a week. You need to be available at weekends, half terms, holidays and Bank Holidays because these are the busiest times for us. 


Job specifications


40 hours a week, including weekends


Managing customers, staff and training


Helping the team to open and close the shop 


Managing deliveries, pricing, merchandising and displays


Selling and serving food, drinks and any homewares purchases


Helping to clean and organise the shop and tearoom to ensure high environmental standards are met


Making coffees and teas 


Helping with workshops and events


Helping with the Independent Bath Market in Abbey Green, 8 Sundays a year


Managing cashing up and listing weekly staff payroll hours


Candidate Qualifications


Passion for homewares, artisan food, drink and craft


Previous experience in retail or a tearoom management is essential


Good work ethic, manners, motivation, attention to detail, maturity and positive attitude to business


A sense of responsibility


Ability to train and work in an organised team in a prepared environment


Cheery disposition and a sense of humour


You must be legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom


Local Bath residents preferred


Pay and perks


Pay dependent on experience


Free drinks, cakes and pastries during the shift


25% discount on all stock on both floors


Applying for the Job


If you think you have the necessary qualifications and personality for this role, please send a C.V. to Silvana de Soissons at


Only successful candidates will be contacted, and interviews will take place in the shop within the next week or so.





About the Author

Silvana de Soissons is the founder of The Foodie Bugle Shop and its journal. You can follow her on Twitter @SilvanadeS and @TheFoodieBugle and on Facebook and Instagram @TheFoodieBugle