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Bury St Edmunds


Risbygate Sports Club is located just off the town centre of Bury St Edmunds and has 720 members who are able to enjoy various sporting and social activities throughout the year. The Club began life in 1912, however there has been reference to a bowling green on the site since 1795.

The site includes an outdoor bowling green, four hard tennis courts, two of which are floodlit for evening play, and an area for petanque outside. Inside it has a four rink bowling green, two squash courts, changing rooms and shower facilities. The clubhouse has a comfortable bar, meeting room and a large flexible function room.

As well as regular sporting events, including the prestigious Risbygate Masters Indoor Bowls Tournament attracting international bowlers,  the club itself puts on a number of well attended social functions throughout the year, and the function room and meeting room are well used with regular bookings from outside organisations including a twice monthly folk club with a regular attendance of around 40, The RAOB, Probus Club, ukulele group, a poetry club and various others. The club are very keen to develop social use of the facilities, and would expect the bar manager to be a significant part of that development.

Well attended events

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Enthusiasm to work with management to increase income in both bar and to develop catering.
  • Experience in bar management including cellar management, stock ordering and control.
  • Ability to manage and develop the bar to exceed expectation
  • Excellent communication skills, high focus on customer service and the ability to respond positively to challenges.

The role requires flexibility in the hours of service, as well as a hands-on approach and a can-do attitude. An appreciation of a sports club environment would be beneficial but not essential. The Steward will be an independent contractor who will be responsible for all aspects of the running of the bar and liaise directly with the Club management. The successful candidate will have proven experience and excellent customer service skills and be able to generate new and improved business for the Club and Franchise.

Please note that the Club does not provide accommodation.

Please contact the General Manager and send your CV to



Risbygate Sports Club

Westley Road

Bury St Edmunds


IP33 3RR

 Telephone: 01284 755468

Applications close Friday 8th March 2019



Haven Ports Yacht Club


Catering & Bar Management Franchise

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the Steward of Haven Ports Yacht Club (HPYC) and run the Franchise looking after the day to day running of the bar and restaurant.

HPYC is a successful and well established Yacht Club with over 500 members; it has a reputation for being an exciting racing club with a very active cruising section –

The Club House is the iconic ex Cromer Lightvessel, LV87, situated at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington near Ipswich on the beautiful River Orwell.

The successful candidate will provide club members, guests and visitors with bar and catering services throughout the year.  We are looking for a Steward who can satisfy the day to day bar and catering requirements but also excel when it comes to major events in the Club’s calendar.

The Steward will be an independent contractor who will be responsible for all aspects of the running of the Club House and report directly to the Club’s Committee. The successful candidate will have proven experience and excellent customer service skills and be able to generate new and improved business for the Club and Franchise.

The contract will commence on the 1st March 2019.

If you feel you have the enthusiasm and vision to build on the success of the Club we would welcome your tender submission.  Submissions to be e-mailed to the by 14th January 2019.


Tree climber required


We are looking for an experienced, qualified and confident climber as well as able to carry out certain ground operations too. You will be required to climb daily, be responsible for the organisation of the working day which includes relevant paperwork, liaising with clients and organising your work team.

You will need to demonstrate good communication skills, have a positive attitude, work well in a team and have the intuition and ability to think for yourself as well as organising your team members.

Qualifications & experience-

Full Uk Driving License and towing license but not essential.

CS30,CS31, CS38 and CS39 are essential for the job role.

Other desirable qualifications would be CS40/41, health & safety and First Aid.

IPAF or MWEP/Cherry picker ticket.

Experience in using large machinery such as wood chippers, stump grinder, processors etc.

Minimum 2 years experience.

The position will include-

28 days holiday (including bank holidays).

All PPE & equipment supplied.

Full training and qualifications if needed.

Opportunity for over time and weekend work.

Salary- £20,000- £30,000 with scope to increase this on a long term secure basis (Depending on experience & qualifications).

Job vacancy- Full Time.

How to apply-

This is for a long term position working for a highly professional family run company. If you would like to apply for the above vacancy, then please send us a covering letter and an up to date CV to the below email address and we will be in touch with a interview and paid trial shift/s.

Any questions or queries please contact us below-

Mobile- 07891208710