at SEND Coffee

Date Posted:
02 May
London, GB
Head Barista
Job Type:
30000.0 - 33000.0
Salary Type:

Be a force for good in the coffee industry by supporting people with SEND whilst drinking great coffee.

Who are We

SEND, standing for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, is a coffee company delivering real impact through our charity & social enterprise model. We work with young people aged 18-25 with special needs and disabilities, training them up to be baristas in a competitive market.

We are a management team with combined experience of well over a hundred shop openings or operations, making us one of the most experienced teams in speciality coffee. We still work barista shifts ourselves, as does everyone in the company, meaning this is an opportunity to join a barista led organisation.

We have three main shops, Hidden Coffee in Camden, Clarnico in Hackney, and Curators in City of London. Our head office & training roastery space is also in Camden.

What’s the job

We are looking for a Mentor Barista

Being a Mentor, you’ll be paired with one of our learners with a special need or disability, ranging from mild to serious, but always having passed a fit for work assessment.

You’ll guide and support this learner over 48 weeks into a permanent role with one of our wonderful partners, whilst you work with them in one of our coffee shops.

Who are You

This role would suit someone looking to make the jump from a barista or head barista role into something more formalised. Whilst we require no formal qualifications or accolades, many of our team bring an incredible amount of them to the role to the massive benefit of our beneficiaries.

You need to be;

  • Good with people
  • Patient
  • A brilliant barista
  • Confident across a range of espresso machines
  • Passionate about social enterprise/nonprofit activities
  • Have a right to work in the UK and be able to pass an enhanced DBS check

And you’ll ideally be;

  • Able to use, or keen to learn, British Sign Language
  • Comfortable teaching advanced latte art
  • Someone with a track record of teaching or supporting others

How to Apply

Please apply via the London Coffee Jobs website.