Head Barista

at Hej Coffee

Date Posted:
23 Nov
London, GB
Head Barista
Job Type:
12.0 - 13.0
Salary Type:

‘Hej (pronounced hey) Coffee was conceived in Sweden and born in Bermondsey. Following a brief marriage to a Swedish coffee conglomerate, the team left the big corporate to go back to what they loved most - producing great coffee.

After the divorce, Hej kept the name and the strong Swedish values. It was the starting point to carry on the dream, continuing our passion for all things coffee.

Today we are artisan neighbourhood coffee shops, we roast our beans in-house at our London roastery in Elephant & Castle, and we are a barista school - helping to champion baristas to make better coffee.

As wholesale coffee suppliers we also deliver coffee beans to businesses, restaurants and cafes, packed in reusable containers and delivered responsibly by electric van or cargo bike - as it should be done - after all our aim is becoming a fully sustainable business!

We are Hej. We are Coffee. We are Neighbourhood. We are Sustainability.

Job Details:

Job Title: Head Barista

Location: Elephant and Castle, London - but you may be required to commute to any of our concessions throughout Central London

Job Type: Full-time

Working Days: 5 days a week (Monday to Sunday)

Working Hours: 35-40 hours a week

Pay Rate: £12 to £13 per hour depending on experience


  • Producing high quality coffee in busy conditions
  • Training baristas and front of house
  • Ensuring the highest levels of coffee standards
  • Ensuring the highest levels of food safety and product quality
  • Maintaining brand standards across HEJ sites
  • Allocate and deliver with line manager the correct training to develop and maintain standards
  • Handling customer comments/feedbacks correctly


  • Strong people/team skills
  • Fluent or advanced in English
  • 2 Years in the coffee industry
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Looking to deliver the best quality at all times
  • SCA training preferable but not required

What we offer:

  • Free coffee drinks for yourself and anyone accompanying you on shift and on your time off
  • Discounts across our locations out of shift
  • Lunch on us if you’re working in one of our retail locations
  • SCA level training & development
  • Career progression
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • New Business Finders scheme
  • Regular team events

We looking forward to meeting you!