Mentor Barista

at SEND Coffee

Date Posted:
11 Nov
London, GB
Head Barista
Job Type:
From 23000.0
Salary Type:

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 provide them with 40 weeks of training across our sites in Camden, Hackney Wick, East Ham, Canning Town, Forest Gate, ExCel London, and with plans for 2 new gorgeous sites in early 2021. Every shop is independently branded and functions as a great standalone business.

As a complete nonprofit we have a commitment to both quality and mission unlike most other coffee companies, and we’re looking for people who believe in that uncompromising approach to social enterprise. That extends to our coffee quality too, and we believe in overcompensating on the quality of our beans to overcome any prejudices our beneficiaries might experience.

The Job Details

We are looking for a Mentor Barista for the following sites:

  • Camden Town
  • Hackney Wick
  • Forest Gate
  • East Ham

Our work is quite intense, so we usually only work a 4 day work week.

The job is on a base salary of £23’000 with opportunity for some bonuses and incentives.

Who are You

Being a Mentor Barista, 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 40 weeks into a permanent role with one of our wonderful partners, whilst you work together in one of our coffee shops.

You need to be;

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

And you’ll ideally be;

  • Passionate about social enterprise
  • Based in East London
  • Looking to get in at the start of the next big social enterprise

How to Apply

Please apply via the London Coffee Jobs website, or by emailing