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Barcats, a recruitment platform tailored to the hospitality industry, makes it easy for employers to find staff in their area. The platform's smart search engine offers a convenient way of finding candidate profiles that match job post criteria. The site also has a useful rating feature to aid employers and job seekers during the selection process.

Employers have a choice of several different plans, including the option to post individual shifts. While there is no free job posting option, the site is more affordable than most local niche sites, including Caterer.com, Culinary Agents, and Hospitality Jobs UK.


  • There are multiple job posting plans to suit different hiring needs.
  • Employers can browse candidate profiles and use the site's smart search engine to find matching candidates.
  • The platform features industry news and events as well as training opportunities for job seekers.
  • A user-friendly online dashboard makes it easy to track and manage job ads and applications.
  • The site offers convenient communication features that employers can use to contact candidates.
  • Barcats is more affordable than local niche sites, such as Hospitality Jobs UK and Caterer.com.
  • The platform has a rating function that can help both employers and job seekers during the selection process.


  • There is no free job posting option.
  • Users can only contact customer support via email.


Barcats has a rating of 2.6 out of 5 stars on Google, based on eight reviews. Two users reported that they were disappointed by the results when attempting to hire staff using the platform.





£25.00 +VAT /post.


£40.00 +VAT /post.

Full Time

£60.00 +VAT /post.

Customised Cat

£40.00 +VAT /post.

3 Cat

£120.00 +VAT /qtr.

6 Cat

£240.00 +VAT /qtr.

9 Cat

£360.00 +VAT /qtr.

*All payments incur a 2% surcharge.

How to Post a Job on Barcats:

£25.00 GBP
10 Minutes
How to Post a Job on Barcats:

Seven easy steps for posting a job on Barcats.


Posting a job on Barcats.


Click on "Find Staff."

Click on "Find Staff."

Navigate to the home page and click on "Find Staff" toward the top of the page.


Create an account.

Create an account.

Complete the online form with your details and click on the "Next" button beneath the form.


Enter your company details.

Enter your company details.

Add more information about your business. When complete, select the "Finish" button beneath the online form.


Choose a package.

Choose a package.

Review the job posting plans. You can either select your preferred pack in this step or opt only to pay when you post. If choosing the latter option, simply click on "skip this step."

For this step-by-step guide, we selected "skip this step."


Create your job post.

Create your job post.

Click on "Post a Job" and complete the online form with information about the position you want to advertise. When complete, click on "REVIEW & POST JOB" toward the bottom of the page.


Review your job ad.

Review your job ad.

Ensure that all the information in your job ad is correct and click on "POST JOB" toward the bottom of the page.


Make the payment.

Make the payment.

Select a job posting plan, enter your payment information, and complete the transaction to publish your job ad.

Barcats vs. Caterer.com:

Caterer.com is costlier than Barcats but offers employers a wider reach as jobs posted on the platform are distributed to other popular job portals, including Totaljobs and CatererGlobal. However, Caterer.com does not offer shift postings, which Barcats does.

Barcats vs. Culinary Agents:

Culinary Agents and Barcats both have an international presence and a country-specific page for the U.K. Unlike Barcats, Culinary Agents distributes job posts to more than 500 partner sites, but it lacks a shift posting option and a searchable database of candidate profiles.

Barcats vs. Hospitality Jobs UK:

Hospitality Jobs UK has a higher starting price than Barcats but permits free apprenticeship postings, which Barcats does not offer. Job postings on Hospitality Jobs UK are active for 42 days, whereas Barcats offers job ad durations of up to 30 days only. However, Hospitality Jobs UK lacks a searchable CV database.

Key Information

Legal Name

Barcats Pty Ltd


Jeffrey Williams

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2017


The Glades Festival Way, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5SQ






What is Barcats?

Barcats is a recruitment platform that caters to the hospitality sectors in the U.K., New Zealand, and Australia.

What does it cost to post a job on Barcats?

Barcats' pricing starts from £25.00 +VAT for posting shifts and from £60.00 +VAT for a full-time job posting.

How does Barcats work?

Employers can register on the Barcats platform for free but have to purchase a job posting plan to advertise hospitality jobs and contact candidates they found using the platform. Job seekers can create candidate profiles on the site for employers to view.

How do I delete my Barcats account?

Send Barcats a request to delete your account by email.

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