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IAH Sessional Staff - Bars & Box Office

London Living Wage (LLW)

Main area
Bars & Box Office
London Living Wage (LLW)
Casual contract
4 hours per week (A standard shift is between 4 - 6 hours, regularity of shifts will vary depending on our programming)
Job ref
Islington Assembly Hall
£10.85 per hour
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Islington Assembly Hall are looking for dynamic, experienced bar and box office staff with an interest in live music and events to work at one of the country’s premier 890 capacity venues.

You will be joining our bars and/or box office team at one of London’s finest venues owned and operated by Islington Council.

We have 150 live music events per year as well as corporate events & weddings.  Some experience working within a live music venue would be beneficial.

You will

  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Have experience in a similar role
  • Have an interest in music and events
  • Have a hands-on, proactive attitude
  • Thrive working in a fast moving environment
  • Be looking for sessional evening work and be available March-June and Sept-Dec

We will

  • Pay a minimum of London Living wage (currently £10.85 p/h)
  • Be busy in March, April, May, June, Oct, Nov, Dec where there. You will be available for approx 10-20 six-hour shifts per month
  • Usually open between 7-11pm for gigs; the usual work pattern for bars is 6pm-12midnight and box office is 5pm-10pm
  • Be quiet in Jan, Feb, July and August where there will be approximately 3-10 six-hour shifts per month
  • Pay wages monthly, first wage will be received in your second month of work

The post holder will be required to work late nights, weekend and early mornings.

If this sounds like it’s for you, please read the notes below before filling in the application form…Prepare yourself, the application form is quite detailed and references will be checked!

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please note that the council only accepts online applications, no CVs or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Ready to apply? Here’s what do!

Fill out all necessary parts of the application form. If the section is not applicable to you e.g. membership of professional bodies, write N/A…. You will not be judged for putting N/A in sections that do not apply for you.

Most importantly, make sure you fill in the references section. If you are successful, your references will be contacted so please make them aware of this. Your references are vital; this can really delay your start date so we can’t stress enough that you need to make sure they are provided on the application form.

What happens next…?

If your application is successful, you will be notified via email and invited for an interview at Islington Assembly Hall. This normally happens a week or so after the application.

Starting work with us…

You will not be able to start work until all references have been returned and checked, and your pre-employment/right to work checks have taken place.

We will normally contact the referees the week after the interview, so make sure that your referees are prepared and expect to hear from us. This is very important as it will speed up the whole process. Once referees are contacted, they will need to reply to us within five working days.

Our aim is to go from interview to start date within 14 days, depending on response from your referees.

If you would like to talk to us informally about this opportunity, drop us an email or give us a call on the details below.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th October 2021, midnight

Interview date: Tuesday 26th October 2021

For an informal discussion about the role please contact  Holly Wilson, Event Coordinator.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Burton
Job title
Assistant Bar and Events Manager
Email address
Telephone number
020 7527 4277
Additional information

Holly Wilson

Event Coordinator

020 7527 3067

If you have problems applying, contact

The Town Hall
Upper Street
N1 2UD