Community Cafe Manager

Wimbledon Guild
05 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Café Manager

1-year Maternity Cover (to start mid-July)

£29,000 As a dynamic local charity, The Wimbledon Guild is dedicated to providing people in the borough of Merton with ‘Support from the heart of the community’. Our aim is simple: to help local people to lead a better life by tackling poverty, supporting ageing and encouraging mental well-being.

The Home food Café is at the heart of the Wimbledon Guild.  We offer a welcoming environment and serve delicious and nutritional home cooked food to our customers.  The Café is a hub for people to meet and make friends and enjoy a meal, coffee or cake.

Community café Manager

Reporting to The Head of Community Services, you will manage our Homefood Café.  You will be leading a team including Café Chef and volunteers.  You will provide a community café, focussing primarily on older people, but open to the whole community, including local workers and people experiencing loneliness.  The main purpose of the café is to complement the Wimbledon Guild’s charitable services, though it does also generate income.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the ability to provide strong leadership skills, enthusiasm for good food and a deep understanding of community. 

Required skills, experience and qualifications for this role:

Familiarity of catering for differing dietary needs, with a good knowledge of using  seasonal food
Experience of front-line work with members of the public
Experience of adults with support needs, including older and vulnerable people
Experience of working with and supporting volunteers with additional support needs
Ability to take initiative to deal with day to day issues
Great interpersonal skills and a passion for hospitality

To apply please complete our application form and submit with a CV,  along with a supporting statement saying how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in working at Wimbledon Guild. 

Please apply by 21st June at 9.00. Interviews will be on Thursday 24th June at our office in Wimbledon.  Start date mid July 2021.