New waterside bar True Loves in Sheffield is hiring ahead of its post-lockdown opening – these are the jobs on offer

A new waterside bar in Sheffield has named its opening date – and staff are being hired ahead of the launch.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:40 pm

True Loves, on Victoria Quays next to the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, will serve small plates and sharing platters of Yorkshire cheeses and meats, accompanied by a large selection of wines, beers and craft ales as well as fine coffee.

Situated in the archway next door to popular bar Dorothy Pax, the independent venue is owned by Bally Johal, who also runs vintage shop Thrifty Store and club Bal Fashions, both in nearby Castlegate.

True Loves’ original launch date was set for April 2020 – but its canalside terrace is now expected to open next month on April 12. According to the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions, this is the earliest day when outdoor hospitality can return.

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The site of True Loves, on Victoria Quays.

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True Loves wants to hire part-time bar and front of house team members, and the advert says it is seeking ‘smart, confident, well presented people with a great work ethic’.

“The restaurant is table service only so you will need to be comfortable with table side communication as all staff will be trained on both bar and front of house,” the advert says.

Bally Johal.

“We will specialise in pizzas and charcuterie boards alongside some amazing wines and cocktails so previous experience working with any of the above will stand you in good stead.

“We are opening our canalside terrace on April 12 and we will be having a couple of training days in advance so make sure you are fully available around that time before applying.

“We are only hiring part time staff to begin with as we are unsure about our levels of trade being a brand new business. As we settle in, more substantial roles may eventually become available for the right candidates.

“We pay national minimum/living wage for everyone although a pay review can be scheduled if a job offer is made.”

The name True Loves derives from two local legends. The first recalls a 19th century poem which tells of two lovers who were washed away off Lady’s Bridge, whereas the second is the tale of Trueloves Butchers, who were said to throw their offal in the River Sheaf, hence the area becoming known as Truelove’s Gutter.

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