Cafe Supervisor - Daytime Shifts

Health, Medicine & Well Being, Management
Salary Details
£9.50 per hour
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Sense have a fanatstic opportunity for a Cafe Supervisor, to join our site on Northernhay Street, Exeter. This is a permanent position working 24 hrs per week.

Job Description

These hours are worked Tuesday to Friday from 9am until 3pm.  We are centrally located, close to main bus routes, train stations and car parks so easily accessible!

Our Café has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and is based in Exeter Centre. During the lockdown we had to diversify and change our offering and our way of working. We soon identified that there is a lot of loneliness and isolation in our community, so we worked with local charities, community groups and churches and created lunch clubs and coffee mornings. These regular meals are cooked, prepared and served by us in a variety of venues within our local community. We plan our menus in advance offering two main meals and two desserts during each sitting. It is incredibly satisfying to create a happy social environment and help people feel included and valued.

We open our doors once a month for our longstanding regular customers and Sense service users from across our services including Residential homes and Supported Living. It’s a fabulous day to reconnect, socialise, catch up and cater for our Café friends.

This role requires a good working knowledge of cooking, external catering and menu planning. You will require to have use of your own vehicle and the ability to lift, carry and deliver the food boxes and collect food donations throughout the city.

Staff Quote:

"I have worked for Sense for over 12 years now and it’s been an enriching and rewarding experience to date with the best staff and colleagues to work alongside and a real sense of teamwork.

The Cafe has grown over the years from initially opening just one day a week to opening to full time as a not-for-profit social enterprise to where we are today out in the community. It’s been hard work but an incredibly satisfying time. Making a difference in people’s day to day lives, bringing them together, seeing friendly faces and having meaningful conversations and of course providing fabulous meals.

There is a real sense of inclusion, achievement, ownership and pride that this Café brings to us the staff and those who visit us and to those who we provide for in the community. It is a unique role with the ability to grow its potential and become even more established locally"

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • Regular Team meetings
  • Access to wellbeing sessions
  • Be part of a small team striving to deliver a fantastic service with great food and breaking the very real stigma of loneliness and isolation.
  • Opportunity to drive real change and shape the future of the Café and its services
  • Employee referral scheme £350 
  • Discount scheme 

Cafe Supervisor, Northernhay Street Exeter, Duties:

  • To prep, plan, cook and deliver healthy, fresh and hot home cooked meals
  • To visit various charities and Supermarkets and collect food donations.
  • To provide a friendly high-quality service to people visiting the Cafe.
  • A full working knowledge of running a Café efficiently and effectively.

Cafe Supervisor, Northernhay Street Exeter,  Dessired Experiences:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • Food & Safety Hygiene certificate level 2-4
  • Level 5 food and beverage supervisor or willingness to undertake and complete
  • Good knowledge of Safer Food Better Business
  • The ability to work alone using your own initiative, with a willingness to learn
  • To keep clean and maintain to a high standard, your Café environment and kitchen
  • The ability to manage cash and card income payments
  • To have the understanding of rights, dignity an
  • A respect and a willingness to promote them

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Company Description

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.