We’re giddy with excitement (alongside a dose of nervous pre-exam apprehension) that we’re opening Blacklock in Manchester this Autumn in a Grade II Listed warehouse. Do sign up to our newsletter to keep up with every step of the journey and to ensure you’re first in line for Soft Launch bookings!

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Everyone Leaves Happy, Including You

We work from a simple philosophy that everyone who walks through our doors leaves happy. That goes for our guests but, most importantly, the teams of people who come to work at Blacklock every day.

We offer challenging and exciting jobs and careers that can take you far with the care and development of our team are at the heart of what we do. With staff trips to Cornwall to see how our meat is reared and visits to Harbour Brewery to taste our house beer, there's lots to learn and huge amounts of fun to be had along the way.

In 2023, we became a B Corp and were listed as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the UK, two accolades that mean the world and simply spur us on to continue to be the very best company we can be.

Blacklock Benefits

A Few Things We're Proud to Offer

30 days of holiday
In addition to the 28 days of statutory leave, we have a company holiday for our annual party plus an extra day for everyone on their birthday! All holidays are paid with service charge.

1, 3, 5 year Anniversary Gifts
To celebrate the bigger milestones we will be gifting you with an annual CODE app membership or £50 voucher after your 1st year, a weekend away in the UK after your 3rd year and a four week fully paid sabbatical or a round the world ticket on your 5th anniversary with us!

Paid Breaks
Split shifts are not a thing at Blacklock. We have one hour paid break when working a double shift and other breaks are paid too!

Experience Voucher & 50% Blacklock Discount
Lunch or dinner for two, on us - to celebrate passing your probation! And then come and visit us at any of our restaurants and get 50% off your food bill from then on.

Charity Day
Take a paid day off to help your favourite charity!

Hardship Loan & Free Counselling
A loan scheme that was created to support you in difficult situations. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme that provides free counselling, help with legal, financial and family matters, and is 100% confidential. Help is available in 140 different languages and is accessible 24/7.

Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave
To support our new Blacklock parents when they are having a baby we are offering an enhanced leave. It’s full basic pay(!) for the first 12 weeks of maternity/adoption and 2 weeks for paternity leave.

Cost Price Chops and Wine
Order your favourite bottle of wine from our wine list or your favourite chops at cost price to cook up a feast at home.

Take two paid days off when you adopt or get your first puppy, to help your little furry friend settle in at their new home.


Time to Party

Every year, we close the restaurants for the day and get together for our day-long festival to celebrate hard work and personal achievements, and generally have a rare old time. It's a day full of great food and drink (obviously), games (a little healthy competition), fantastic music and general great vibes.

There's usually a theme which you can get as involved in as you like, but it's become a permanent fixture in the Blacklock calendar that we all look forward to with year-long anticipation. Need another reason to celebrate? It's a fully paid day so all you have to do is turn up, let your hair down and have fun.