more than just a bar
A unique career
Ballie Ballerson is the original, and world-famous, ball pit cocktail bar. Our mission is to host Britain’s best nights out by creating a unique adult playground with immaculate vibes.
Ballie Ballerson is famous for ball pits and slides, but the core of what we do is deliver a festival-like feel of hospitality with our high-energy cocktail bar, world-champion flair bartenders, face painters and DJs.
After receiving investment in 2019 from Imbiba, Ballie Ballerson is growing and we are creating a truly great place for hospitalitarians to develop their careers.
Current job openings
Floor team member
Front of House · Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh 🏴
Food + Beverage Attendant
Front of House · Ballie Ballerson London 🏴
Assistant General Manager
Venue management · Ballie Ballerson London 🏴
General Manager in Edinburgh
Venue management · Ballie Ballerson Edinburgh 🏴
Workplace + culture
A workplace is more than a place to work, especially in the hospitality industry.
- 🙏 Industry-leading levels of employee retention. 67% of our senior team have been with us for +3 years.
- 🧮 In 2022 actual employee turnover was just 65%!
- 2 new venue openings in the next 24 months = natural progression and growth opportunities.
- 🥳 A young and energetic team who loves what they do and who they do it with.
- 🪴 With us for 6 months or 6 years, we believe Ballie can help shape your career positively.
Some of our benefits
Competitive pay for each role when compared to market rates.
✈️ Annual leave
Annual leave allowances as you'd expect depending on the role plus including Christmas Day and your birthday off.
🪴 Unlimited coaching + employee assistance
Partnership with Hospitality Action providing an employee assistance programme offering 24/7 access to counsellors and therapists. For our senior team, we also offer unlimited coaching for their own development with our partners @ More Happi.
📈 Opportunities for progression, growth and development
We ARE growing. We will double in size in the next 12 months and will support you with learning and development opportunities to move you forward in your career using our team L&D fund.
🌎 Relocation packages
Relocation packages if moving from London to cover; flat-hunting, travel, short-term accommodation and moving costs.
What our team say
We work when the 9-5'ers sleep 🦉🌉
It's pretty obvious that working here doesn't fit a usual 9-5 shift pattern, however, we take your rota, working hours and shift patterns super seriously to ensure you have a balanced work + home life ⚖️.
An example rota for a general manager in one of our venues would typically look like this:
- Sunday + Monday - generally fixed days off.
- Tuesday - Thursday - 2 management day shifts (9am - 5pm sort of thing) and 1 mid-shift (think 12 pm-9 pm)
- Friday - Saturday - 2 peak shifts as venue manager
About Ballie Ballerson
Ballie Ballerson is the original, and world-famous, ball pit cocktail bar. Starting out as a pop-up concept in 2016 and following unprecedented success, we have since moved to a 600-person venue in London’s busiest nightlife scene; Shoreditch, opened an iconic new venue in Edinburgh in 2022 and are planning 2 more UK venue openings by early 2024 🎉.
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