London Recruitment Evening - Monday 11th October

Somerset House, Central London
Recruitment Event - Various Roles Available
05 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021

London Recruitment Evening - Monday 11th October​

Next week (Monday 11th October) we’ll be holding a Recruitment Event at WatchHouse Somerset House, Somerset House East Wing, WC2R 1LA and we’d love to invite you to come. WatchHouse Somerset House is set in the iconic Grade I listed building overlooking the River Thames- a short walk from Waterloo Station and Charing Cross Station, the best entrance to use is the one on the Strand, as you enter the courtyard WatchHouse can be found on your left hand side.

What is a recruitment event?

A recruitment event allows to meet lots of wonderful people who are interested in working at WatchHouse. At the evening we will be recruiting for a variety of roles across the business including Kitchen Roles, Front of House roles, Bar Back and Barista roles and Management roles.

What to expect?

The evening will be broken up into a few different sections, when you arrive you’ll have the opportunity to grab a drink and have a chat with some WatchHouse employees as well as the other people coming to the event.

Then we’ll break off into smaller groups and do a couple of group activities.

Lastly you’ll all get the chance to grab 10 minutes with someone from WatchHouse who will run through a couple of interview questions with you and you’ll also be able to ask anything you want to know specifically about the role you’ve applied for or the roles we have on offer.

Finally! You can expect to hear from us the very next day with the outcome of whether we’ll be offering you a role with us at WatchHouse, your start date and the WatchHouse that you’ll be joining….check out all of our 8 houses on our website here and make a note of which one would work best for you. We are hoping to start people as soon as they are ready to start and we will be running our induction in a few weeks which is the training we do with all new starters at WatchHouse.

I have attached a brief description of all the roles we have available at WatchHouse.

What to wear?

Well this bits up to you, we want you to be yourself and feel comfortable at the event! At WatchHouse we do have a uniform outline for when you start with us and you can also find that in the document attached. I suppose a good guide would be that we always present ourselves smartly but with a casual edge- present your best self, that’s all we ask!

What to bring?

Please bring your CV (and cover letter if you wish to).

We just can’t wait to meet you and give you a little taster of WatchHouse! If you’d like to come please reply to this email and your name will be added to our guestlist- as we are limited to a certain number of people it’s first come first serve so secure your place with us now! Also if you know anyone else who’d love to join you at the event and potentially join WatchHouse too please give them my contact details (

See you there!

Jess and the WatchHouse team!

We are hiring for the following roles:

Kitchen & Chef Roles

This is a unique opportunity to work in the passionate food team at WatchHouse, whether it be in one of our Brunch Site kitchens based within our Tower Bridge, Spitalfields, Somerset House or St Mary Axe locations or at our Central Production Kitchen (CPU). The WatchHouse food team create dishes which innovative stamp on the industry – and leading the way for the future of food in the specialty coffee industry. Your role is to execute these to the letter, with flair and perfection.

Key to this role, is delivering consistency and excellence on an ingredient-driven, visually inspiring, flavour-led menu that typifies food coming out of WatchHouse’s kitchens.

Front of House roles

The Front of House in any WatchHouse are responsible for delivering an outstanding customer experience to each and every person that visits us. A key dynamic to the smooth and efficient running of our espresso bars and brunch sites. Usually the first point of contact for a customer we are looking for friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and detail focused people.

Ideally we would like our Front of House to come to us with experience in a restaurant or large coffee shop setting. Someone who is approachable, proactive and hard working.

BarBack Roles

BarBacks perform tasks to support the barista team working behind the machine in only our busiest of sites.

They keep the bar well stocked with lids/cups and crockery, keep an eye on milk levels and re-fill the Milk Mate and Uber Milk when needed, re-stock items such as bottled drinks, retail coffee bags and teas, assist in the reordering process, prepare chocolate and chai bases when needed, make teas for orders and prepare the fresh fruit drinks.

The BarBacks are responsible for the washing of cups and equipment after dialling in, changing of bins when needed, washing cloths and keeping a clean stock and generally supporting the team to keep that busy city centre bar neat and tidy. The bar back is attentive to the barista team, work as an integral part of the workflow of the shop, isn't afraid of a fast paced and busy work environment and plays a key part in the success of the site on the busiest of days. A great role for someone who has all the passion to become a barista but no experience just yet.

Barista roles

As a Barista at WatchHouse you will be an integral part of a collective of coffee professionals who share their knowledge and expertise with everyone across the WatchHouse family. The ideal candidate for this role will be genuine, confident and skilled barista, ready to introduce our new customers to the Modern Coffee experience using best in class coffee equipment.

We are looking for barista who have previously worked within the specialty coffee industry or people who have a real passion for coffee and have experience of making it.

Management roles

The House Manager in any of our outlets is a demanding but exciting role. It requires the successful applicant to be a hands-on inspiring leader with an eye for detail, a love of great food and coffee, with a commitment to delivering unrivalled customer experience. The House Manager leads the team in the efficient running of the coffee bar both front and back of house in order to achieve operational excellence. A natural leader, the House Manager will build and develop a highly skilled and high-achieving team that can cope with the pressures and demands of a busy city coffee bar.

A bit more info:


We pay our employees on the 1st of every month (you must have a UK bank account).

Uniform (for if you are offered a role with us)

WatchHouse uniform standards are below, we present ourselves in a smart manner at all times:

Dark Shirt/ Collared Blouse / Collared Dress (whatever you wear it must have a collar) Dark Trousers / Jeans / Skirt / Shorts (dresses, skirts and shorts must be knee length) Dark Socks and Shoes (can be boots)- soles must be dark and no logos or pattern. Dark coloured hat, must be plain and no logos (optional)

WatchHouse Apron at all times (this will be provided at your home shop)

When on shift, if wearing a mask it must be black.

Long hair must be tied back in a presentable manor.

No nail varnish is permitted or fake nails.

Jewellery must be kept to a minimum and subtle



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