HOST OR HOSTESS JOBS IN LONDON
Searching for temporary work that makes the most of your positive nature and organisational skills? Give our host and hostess jobs in London an enthusiastic welcome.
Why find hostess jobs in London with Staff Heroes?
From £10.61 per hour (inc hol pay)
What makes a host or hostess in London a Hero?
First and last impressions: A food and beverage host or hostess isn’t just the first person a guest will meet as they enter a restaurant or club. They’ll be the last person they see too. So you not only set the scene, you are also the one who leaves the lasting impression as you thank them for dining and wish them a pleasant evening. At the same time, your presence is expected to be largely invisible. Our hosting Heroes have mastered the uncanny knack of walking that fine line between making their presence felt where it counts, and being unnoticeable the rest of the time.
Create the ambience: It’s easy to be warm and welcoming when an event or exhibition is busy and bustling. Our event and exhibition hosts go the extra mile, with warmth and personality that creates atmosphere and ambiance even when the surroundings present more of a challenge.
Setting the team up for success: There’s far more to the restaurant host or hostess role than being the first point of contact for your guests. And the job involves far more than quickly matching diners with tables so they can get straight to the food and drink.
A great host or hostess is almost a floor manager, ensuring that no one waiter is overburdened by too many newly arrived diners all at once, that special needs are catered for, and that tables are able to generate the best possible return for the restaurant.
Feeling full: A busy restaurant is somewhere every diner wants to eat, yet every restaurant has its slack periods. So a hosting Hero will be smart with the seating arrangements, filling the window seats and other prominent positions first.
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Host or hostess jobs in London – the Q&A
What will I be doing?
It’s easy to think of the host or hostess as the person who welcomes you to a restaurant – and it’s true that many of our opportunities are restaurant-based. Yet our clients frequently need hostesses and hosts to cover a much broader range of activities: from hotels to private clubs, exhibitions to special events.
Can I choose my hours?
Yes. The ability to choose shifts that suit you is one of the biggest advantages of Staff Heroes. Our hosts and hostesses work across a wide range of venues so you should find shifts to suit you.
Is this job for me?
You will find lots of insight about the host/hostess job elsewhere on this page, but when you boil it down to its purest component parts, the role is about organisation, customer service and remaining warm and gracious, even under challenging circumstances. The hosts and hostesses who find work with Staff Heroes stay calm under pressure and can slot seamlessly into an established team and give the impression they’ve been there forever.
Role Requirements For Hostess Jobs in London
Experience & Training
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"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big”Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group
"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful”Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd
"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!”Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House