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We’re recruiting

August 02 2021

We have 3 open vacancies to come and work with us for up to 25 hours a week over 6 months.

We’re recruiting through a Government programme called Kickstart which helps young, unemployed people find work so you need to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply: 

  • You must be a Universal Credit customer to apply (this will be verified) 
  • Must be aged between 16-24 

Please note this is a 6 month placement at 25 hours a week, with the opportunity to come on full time after the 6 month’s is up based on a number of factors.

Start date: Immediate

Available jobs: Barista and Bar staff

Why the jobs are important and what we are trying to achieve: Our coffee shop and bar is a new business, working hard to establish itself with the local community. We need to serve good coffee, food and drinks while providing a welcoming environment. We want everyone who comes through our doors to have a great coffee and to feel welcomed.

What the working environment is like: Very friendly, always with music playing! You’ll get to know the locals and our members and we encourage taking time out of pouring a coffee or a beer to chat to them

What qualities we’re looking for:
– You’re self motivated – if you finish one job you don’t need to wait for instructions for what to do next.
– You’re a people person – you can’t wait to get to know our Guitar Social students and members of the pubilc
– You’re flexible – There are always new things happening at The Guitar Social that we want you to want to get involved with.
– You love music and love talking about it

BARISTA
What the role involves:
– Making coffee (e.g. latte, cappuccino etc)
– Making sandwiches, salads
– Cleaning the coffee area and light cleaning of the café
– Collecting food supplies from local shops
– Food stock management (with help from the director)

BAR STAFF
What the role involves:
– Bar service – pouring pints, serving bottles, making cocktails
– Making sandwiches, salads
– Cleaning the bar area and light cleaning of the café
– Collecting food supplies from local shops
– Food and drink stock management (with help from the director)

Get in touch for more details or head here to apply

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Nicola Cortese
Nicola Cortese
03/02/2022
I started a course in Jan as a beginner with Thomas and I can already play 5 songs!.. with simple chords :) both Thomas and Fiona are really lovely and they really know how to teach whilst having fun! I'd highly recommend dropping at one of their Thursday's open mic! Tons of fun and talent for free!!!
Jonny Pollard
Jonny Pollard
02/02/2022
Very friendly learning environment, was a bit nervous to play with a group having not played socially for many years, but it was super relaxed, and I learnt a lot in the first session. Looking forward to the next session!
Adam J
Adam J
01/02/2022
Had a great time tonight! I joined on to the beginners course a couple weeks late, but Fiona was great at running me up to speed before the class. Tom was a great instructor, and managed to get us to cover lots of ground in a short space of time. The group was super freindly and relaxed, and im looking forward to going back next week!
Jakub Špaček
Jakub Špaček
01/02/2022
Having played guitar in my past within academic environment I have to say The Guitar Social club opened my eyes with their amazing and vibrant atmosphere with company of great people. Lessons are really fun and easy to follow. Feel really motivate just after few classes and my connection to the instrument greatly improved!
Paula Smith
Paula Smith
31/01/2022
Unbelievably great, not kidding.
Marcella Puppini
Marcella Puppini
31/01/2022
This exactly what I was hoping it would be. A fun and engaging way of learning a new instrument at a lovely venue, with great people and great teaching. Thoroughly recommended.
hashtagobi
hashtagobi
31/01/2022
Only been going 2 weeks but it's a great environment with good pacing throughout the lessons. The community is quite helpful + open to learn so it's really a great space for anyone wanting to hone their guitar chops!
Kevin S.
Kevin S.
27/01/2022
Is it a guitar school? A social events group? A music workshop for all ages and abilities? An open, non-judgemental route to performing? A holiday club that includes jamming on guitars around the campfire? Well–it's all these and more. The Guitar Social is built around founder & lead tutor Thomas (plus TGS Business Director, Fiona, originally one of its earliest students). Patient and passionate, Thomas and his relaxed, friendly temperament get the best from beginners to improvers and beyond. Personally for me, one core strength of The Guitar Social is that Thomas realises what most tutors and courses never do – we can all learn fast and well when we play whole songs together and discover as a group how to make them work. Thomas and TGS guest tutors will always tend to teach music theory for guitar, and focus too on scales, chord voicings, correct rhythm, licks, riffs, parts, soloing etc, but with a tendency to make it about the fun and learning gains when students jam together on great songs instead of staring at a white board and not playing much music. Jamming songs in similar or mixed ability groups helps TGS students become functioning musicians who have built useful real world skills and experience across many sessions similar to how working musicians rehearse and workshop songs. And you will have the opportunity to build live experience too if you wish – solo or with your term group or with others of your choice, in a safe, positive environment, with friendly fellow students as your audience. Never any pressure and just one example of where TGS delivers extra value. They are really worth trying. I haven't even done full justice here to all the different activities they do.
stu smith
stu smith
25/01/2022
The coolest club in London!
Colin Taylor
Colin Taylor
25/01/2022
I'm back for my second series of the Joy of the Jam. After not playing with others for over 30 years, these sessions are reminding me just how inspiring and enjoyable jamming can be. Thomas leads the sessions with huge enthusiasm and a great deal of humour. The support of his impressive musical knowledge is ever present - but this never gets in the way of our desire just have fun and be playing.
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