Café Manager

at Old Spike Roastery

Date Posted:
17 Jun
London, GB
Café Manager
Job Type:
14.0 - 14.0
Salary Type:


Old Spike is the UK’s first social enterprise, speciality coffee roastery in the UK with a mission to help reduce homelessness through training and employment within the fast-growing speciality coffee category. We are committed to ensuring everyone who comes through our doors leave with a better story than the one they came in with.

Alongside our Peckham HQ, we have opened 2 new cafés in Elephant and Castle and Piccadilly Circus with 3 further central London sites planned across the next 6 months. Each new site will provide a London Living Wage job for the homeless and support a local homeless charity with a donation-based loyalty scheme focussing on impact.


The position is one that is growing as we do. We are seeking someone who can take the coffee shop and help grow and develop it, and our people, as we expand.

Being able to work independently and confidently whilst inspiring your team is key. Our team are the heart and soul of the shop and being able to work alongside them and providing them everything they need is essential.

Each café manager and barista in our cafés must be happy working alongside our trainees with teaching and mentorship being a huge part of the role. Coffee Experience

  • We are looking for someone who has worked within speciality coffee previously with a minimum of 2 year and has a true passion for coffee
  • Retail coffee is an important element of sales so understanding the different coffees we have available to sell and being able to speak confidently to this is important
  • Can easily dial in the grinder and adjust throughout the day based on different espresso offerings. Familiar with all brewing processes
  • Coffee machine and grinder maintenance knowledge
  • Great milk texturing and understanding brew ratios and extraction


  • You will be working on Eagle One espresso machine, 2 x Mahlkonig E65S GBW and 1 x EK43S shop grinder


  • 28 holiday days
  • Company pension
  • Flexible hours
  • Employee benefits via Perkbox