If you have a good customer service ethic, and an interest in working in different areas of hospitality, working at a membership club could be a great way to progress your career.
You could be meeting members of your local community on the bar at a football or rugby club, organising events, or even overseeing service at an exclusive members club.
There are two types of members clubs. Non-profit members clubs are owned and run by the members, while private members clubs run for a profit which require membership to enter.
Non-profit members clubs include working men's clubs, Masonic lodges, political party clubs, British Legion clubs and many sports clubs (e.g. golf, football, rugby and cricket clubs, snooker halls and gyms). Most are licensed premises. Bars within these clubs are either staffed by paid employees of the club, by staff who work for a contracted agency or voluntarily by club members.
Private members clubs tend to charge a fee for their membership. They are often seen as being 'exclusive' and tend to open late into the night. Well-known private members clubs include the RAC club, the AA club, the Groucho Club, Soho House and Chinawhites. Working at a private members club, you could find yourself serving anyone from famous actors and musicians to sports stars or even royalty!