Communications Assistant

£19,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • The Barbary
  • W1D 6DY
  • Jun 05, 2019
Full-time Office: Marketing & Communications

About us

We're a dynamic, intimate and award-winning group who need a new storyteller.

In short, The Palomar opened five years ago in London's Soho and was named Restaurant of The Year 2015 by Tatler, GQ and The Observer Food Monthly. The Barbary opened shortly after in Neal's Yard, and has been TimeOut London's Number One Restaurant for both 2018 and 2019. In the last two years we have grown again opening our little coffeehouse, Jacob the Angel, and and our grand Georgian pub The Blue Posts on Rupert Street. 

We're proud of what we have achieved in a short time; we need you to help us tell everyone else about who we are and to join our journey. So, apply now to be our next Communications Assistant!

Role description

As our Communications Assistant, you support the duties of the Communications Manager and will develop an intimate understanding what makes us exceptional; you are one of the front line ambassadors of everything that we do.

You will aid in the implementation of the communications strategy assembled by the Communications Manager and Creative Director and you are to increase the reach and impact of our venues’ profiles through delivery of influential marketing (with a focus on Social Media and Events) by means of effective use of the internal resources available and working closely with onsite management teams.

With a finger on the pulse of the London restaurant and hospitality scene you think proactively, perceptively and analytically about how to develop our brand to remain competitive to both the public and wider industry. To achieve this, you use your skills in photography, social media, research, organisation and administration to complement a warm, hardworking and hands-on approach; and beyond this, you use your imagination and creative ability to put forward your own ideas to how we can improve.


  • Take control of our Social Media channels to support the PR and Marketing activities - increase our reach and develop your own voice and style whilst building a good eye for composing and taking photographs
  • Create and coordinate bespoke events with site management and be the first point of contact for all enquiries
  • As the Communications Assistant you'll work with the Creative Director and Communications Manager to create marketing materials and press packs, write copy and monitor key media outlets
  • Research the restaurant market, domestically and internationally, to ensure that we are at the forefront of our industry

Ideal candidate

  • This is an entry level role suitable for graduates 
  • Social Media savvy is essential (particularly Instagram) as it will be the primary focus of your role
  • Great and confident communicator with both customers and colleagues
  • An passion for food and (ideally) an in-depth knowledge of London's restaurant scene
  • Creative, open-minded, hardworking and hands on
  • Experience in hospitality, events or catering is a bonus but not essential

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

• 50% off food at The Palomar, Evelyn's Table and The Barbary for groups of two (25% off groups of four)
• 50% off all food at Jacob the Angel and £1 colleague coffees
• 20% off all drinks at the bar in The Blue Posts