Lead Barista | New Social Enterprise

at Leaps & Grounds

Date Posted:
13 Oct
London, GB
Job Type:
10.0 - 12.0
Salary Type:

Do you want to use your Barista skills for good? We’re recruiting a full-time barista to lead on running a brand new social enterprise coffee cart.

We have just launched Leaps & Grounds - a brand new social enterprise supported by the British Red Cross – with a mission to sell excellent, ethical coffee while supporting refugee women into work. Refugees are underrepresented in the UK workforce and female refugees have even worse employment outcomes than their male counterparts.

We are on a mission to change that, and support refugee women to build up their confidence, experience, and connections through coffee. We have secured a covered location near Moorgate station and are looking for an experienced barista to lead on the day to day running of the coffee cart for 4 weeks.

How does Leaps & Grounds work?

Refugee women and expert barista volunteers work alongside one another to serve excellent, delicious Caravan coffee to the public.

Through this work experience, the women build their skills, confidence and social connections so they can use the experience to move into longer term employment.

Who are we looking for?

We are recruiting for a skilled barista, comfortable running a coffee cart alone. We’ve got a beautiful Victoria Arduino Prima as well as a VA grinder and we’re working with Caravan roastery to ensure our coffee offering is top notch.

We need someone who can confidently deliver excellent specialty coffee, and coach other baristas to improve their skills when required. Most importantly, we’re looking for a warm and energetic person who can deliver great customer service and create a warm environment on the cart.

What do we offer?

We’re open Monday – Friday, so we would be offering 40(ish) hours work on those dates. You’ll have a chance to build a new social enterprise from the ground up, and develop lead barista skills.

We’re offering at least the London living wage of £10.75/hour as well as regular weekday shifts and the potential to extend the role long term.

Skills & Experience:
- Opening & closing a premises
- Warm outlook and great customer service skills - Dialling in and adjustments
- Excellent barista skills
- Training & mentoring experience (preferred but not essential) - Food hygiene certificate (desirable but not essential)