We’re Recruiting: Casual Hospitality Staff

We are looking for flexible, energetic staff to join our dynamic hospitality team in the Observer Building. The OB is a mixed-use space, managed by community-led regeneration organisation Hastings Commons. The Observer Building has a large events space and café where we host a variety of events, ranging from markets, to birthday/engagement parties, art exhibitions and meetings. No two days are the same, and we need adaptable committed staff to provide support while we continue to grow.


  • Providing excellent service during various events
  • Operating the bar, catering, and café areas as needed
  • Setting up and closing down catering areas
  • Assisting in ensuring all guests have a high-quality experience


  • Must be 18 years of age or older due to independent bar work requirements
  • Previous experience in hospitality roles such as bar staff, catering, or barista is highly preferred
  • Ability to adapt to varying event needs and schedules
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to providing high-quality customer service


  • Flexible scheduling, typically offering several hours per week, ideal for supplementing income alongside another job or other obligations
  • Food hygiene training provided
  • Opportunity to work in a vibrant and expanding company

Additional Information: This position operates on a zero-hour contract, meaning shift times and frequency will vary. The number of available shifts each month can fluctuate, typically offering less than part-time hours. This role is perfect for individuals seeking additional work on top of existing commitments or those interested in occasional work without the commitment of full-time hours.

Hastings Commons is committed to creating diverse, inclusive environments. We will not discriminate unfairly on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership (all of which are ‘protected characteristics’ under the law); nor will we discriminate unfairly on the grounds of class, financial status, or any other unjustifiable cause. We seek to recognise and overcome involuntary bias so that nobody with a protected characteristic is discriminated against directly or indirectly, or is victimised or harassed in relation to a relevant protected characteristic.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to benhilmerewel@hastingscommons.com