St Joseph's CMS Club

& Parish Centre

Birtley Lane DH3 1LJ

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​T  /  0191 410 2541


Rooms can be hired outside these hours for special occasions please contact us for further information (e.g weddings, funerals, christenings)

Monday  -     1pm - 4.30pm


Tuesday  -      7pm-10.30pm

Wednesday - 7pm-10.30pm

Thursday  -    7pm-10.30pm

Friday  -          1pm- 11pm

Saturday   -    12.30pm - 11pm

Sunday   -       12pm- 11pm



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Current Vacancies


🍺 We are hiring 🍺 

Parish Centre Manager 

Birtley St. Josephs' Catholic Club and Parish Centre

Parish Centre Manager : 25 hours per week.


We serve our members, the Parish community and the wider community and we are looking for a proactive, organised, highly motivated and customer focussed manager to lead our friendly team at the Catholic Club.

As the Parish Centre Manager, you will be supporting the effective operation of all areas of the Parish Centre including a licensed bar. Growing the business is essential to the role, and staff development is a vital part of this. You will ensure an exceptional level of customer service throughout the centre. You must be confident, have integrity, be driven to lead by example and provide a quality, yet relaxed style of service. You will have a keen eye for detail and have a hands on “can do” attitude.

Essential requirements for the Role:

  • Ability to promote use of the Parish Centre for both licensed and non-licensed functions and events.

  • Accurately control and record all cash transactions.

  • Deliver Outstanding Customer Service

  • Capable of spotting and growing business opportunities

  • Manage, recruit, Motivate and train staff to a high level.

Desirable requirements for the Role:

  • Cellar management including ordering and managing stock rotation.

  • Have a good overall knowledge of the industry

  • Use of Social Media platforms to grow the business.

  • Previous experience as a Bar Manager or similar is desirable but full training will be given to the right candidate.

What we will offer our Manager in return:

  • A competitive Salary package of £1155 per month. May be negotiable for an exceptional candidate.

  • 25 hour contract promoting work life balance. This will be over 5 days per week.

  • Pension Scheme

  • Bonus Scheme related to growth of the business

  • 28 days holiday per year, including 8 public holidays. TOIL will apply.

If you are interested in the role, please contact us via email to and we will send you out an application form. Closing date for application is December 16th. Interviews will take place on January 14th.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on grounds of gender, race, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, or marital status, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown as required by law.

The successful candidate will be subject to a full DBS check.



🍺 We are hiring 🍺 

Bar Staff Vacancy 

Variable part time hours available, working within the bar and parish centre. All applicants must be over 18, some Bar experience or Customer service experience would be beneficial, however full training provided. Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts. To apply please pop in to the club to complete an application form. **Please note CVs will not be accepted. Post closes on Tuesday 3rd December.

Contact us via Telephone or Email at for further details.