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Café Supervisor

Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

Posted: 05/08/2019

Deadline: 01/09/2019

Compensation: £22,006 per year

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent

Job description

About us  Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.  We have three training cafés in Newcastle, Oxford and London, where we provide practical hospitality training by serving fresh and socially conscious food and coffee. You will be joining an inspirational team of five running our café in Oxford.  Through technical training such as kitchen craft and barista skills, trainees can gain qualifications and confidence in a public-facing environment where they are supported on their journey out of homelessness.  Over the last year, we’ve reworked our training programme and coffee offer; this year we’re refreshing our menu and building our digital presence, just to name a few exciting projects. 

About the role  As Café Supervisor, you will run the front of house of our café with resolve and integrity. We will look to you to lead the delivery of the training programme for front of house trainees. You will build the café’s reputation and use its influence to end homelessness.

About you To be successful in this role, you will have experience of achieving income and expenditure targets in a café or comparable environment. You will know how to maintain and improve efficient work flows. You will be an enthusiastic, engaging teacher. You will have a teacher or assessor qualification, or you will be willing to gain one. For the full person specification, please refer to the Job Pack. 

Benefits As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest-free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy 
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
  • 25 days’ annual leave, which increases with service to 28 days 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

Job title: Café Supervisor Department: Innovation & Enterprise Reporting to: Café Manager Salary: £22,006 per annum             Hours: 40 per week Location: Based in Oxford Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 1 September 2019 (11.59pm) 

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 September 2019.

We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. 

For more information about our work and to see our work in action, please visit:  Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

Application information

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About Crisis

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether. Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people’s lives. Every year we work side by side with thousands of homeless people, to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.