Our Barn Community is a small charity (registration number 1181421) based at locations in Brentford and Isleworth, and runs community-based activities providing learning, life skills and social interaction for young people aged between 16 and 35 with learning disabilities or other conditions such as autism. We have an ethos that everyone, regardless of labels, has something to contribute to their community and our purpose is to provide support to develop those skills in the young people who use our services.
We have entered into a partnership with the London Museum of Water & Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford to provide a barista-style coffee shop and community space, serving the local community as well as Museum visitors. The footfall to the Museum is not sufficient to make any café commercially successful but the café is fully equipped with an independent coffee shop vibe, making it a perfect low-pressure training ground for our young people. The Museum is a former pumping station for Thames Water that is run now as an independent museum. Busy periods are school holidays and half terms. There is potential for additional hours during these busy periods, but this is by negotiation.
Pump & Grind Coffee Shop Shift Leader
We have two Shift Leader roles:
Hourly pay (London Living Wage): £11.05ph, five weeks paid annual leave, pension
The coffee shop is currently open Thursday through to Sunday and seven days a week during school holidays.
We are looking for individuals with experience in the hospitality sector, who work well in a team, have an adaptable approach, and are familiar with food safety practices. The successful applicants will help increase popularity, boost customer engagement and help turn our cafe into a favourite local spot.
The Shift Leader role will combine the day-to-day operations in the coffee shop with supporting vulnerable young adults (our candidates) to thrive and learn in this sector, including gaining excellent customer service skills. Pump & Grind’s menu focuses on excellent tea and coffee and a small selection of healthy foods made on the premises with high quality ingredients. Our menu is currently under review to ensure it can be delivered by our candidates.
Shift Leader responsibilities include working with the Manager to order supplies such as coffee, milk and snacks, as needed, recording daily expenses and revenues and. Leaders should be able to demonstrate experience in coffee shop, familiarity with the barista role, and be available to work during opening hours.
You will work alongside a work experience Manager who will identify, and recruit supported work experience candidates, develop training (adapted as necessary) and transition participants into supported work or long-term volunteering. You will be joining a brilliant team and be supported by the Manager and CEO to develop organisation-specific skills.
Send CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 5th March 22