Who We Are
Big Penny exists to enrich society by providing places where people come together, and community spirit comes alive. We are a place where people feel they belong, and we believe in the importance of human connection. We have shared values, and these guide our everyday behaviours. These values are:

  • Connection –Make People Feel Like They Belong
  • Discovery – Learn Something New Every Day
  • Fun – Positivity Spreads Positivity; We Spread Ours
  • Community – Get Involved

What We Do
Big Penny Social is a unique venue. We’re a pub, arts centre and town square rolled into one. We give people and communities unique experiences as a place to eat, drink and be entertained. We are open every day for a pint or a pizza, and we also programme a huge range of entertainment and events; from markets to comedy, live music, parties, and everything in between.

This summer Big Penny Social’s pop up beach Walthamstow on Sea returns for a second year due to popular demand. The beach is the perfect chance for people to feel the sand beneath their feet, munch on some fish and chips or soft serve ice cream and enjoy a programme of beach events without leaving East London. This year the beach will be open to the public Friday-Sundays with daytime activities aimed at families as well as a range of private events taking place throughout the rest of the week.

Who We Want
We are looking for 2-3 Beach Supervisors to join the team to help in the day to day running of the beach. The Beach Supervisor will be a key member of the team delivering 'Walthamstow on Sea', supporting the Operations, Events and Food and Beverage teams to make the beach a success.

We are ideally looking for candidates who have good availability from w/c 3rd June – w/c 9th September. This role will be required to work Friday-Sundays throughout the period as well as some evenings and weekdays as required.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the beach
  • First point of contact for guests and beach bar/floor team
  • Setting up the beach ready for guests when opening
  • Closing beach and securing for overnight
  • Supporting the management of bookings and liaising with guests
  • Upkeep of the site throughout the day
  • Supporting bar team during busy periods
  • Setting up and overseeing beach events including kids play sessions
  • Supporting the events team with the delivery of private hire events
  • Contributing creatively to the running of events across the season

Who You Will Work With

  • General Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Duty Managers
  • Bar and floor teams

Who You Are

  • Experience working within a hospitality environment in customer facing roles
  • Preferably experience working within events or arts sectors
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Confident and knowledgeable when communicating with external guests and external team members
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Lots of initiative
  • A positive attitude
  • The ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to lead an motivate a team
  • A polite and friendly manner

What We Offer
Hourly pay of £12.48 per hour + a share of TRONC. Free food and drink on shift, 33% discount, friends and family discount, company events and staff socials, potential to continue working with Big Penny beyond this project.

The Team
We’re committed to hiring diversely. Our hiring process assesses candidates on their unique skills and attitude, not your identity.

To apply please send your CV and a short cover letter to