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Head Barista, Herne Bay

Hours: 40 hours per week (fixed term until 31/10/24)

Shift Pattern: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 hours per shift

Location: Garage Coffee Roasters, 18 Richmond Street, Herne Bay. CT6 5LP.

Salary: £12.02/ph

Start Date: 19/04/24

Garage Coffee Roasters is a speciality coffee business with stores across East Kent. We source and roast high grade, speciality coffee and serve through our shops and wholesale partners.

We are looking for a Head Barista to lead our Herne Bay store as it undergoes a small transformation to include inside seating, and to help build upon the foundation we have set so far.

In this role, you will be the mainstay of the shop, keeping standards high and coffee great, working with our Operations Manager & Head of Coffee to achieve both things on a daily basis.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the shop. This will include developing coffee skills within the team, ordering, stock rotation and housekeeping standards.
  • Lead shifts and give instruction to the team to ensure the smooth running of the shop.
  • Delivering great customer service & inspire those around you.
  • Share Garage Coffee’s mission & vision with customers and staff
  • Adhering to any health and safety requirements and always maintaining a clean and tidy coffee shop
  • Run trial shifts to support Operations Manager with recruitment of new starters.
  • Learn to communicate and delegate effectively to other members of staff, to ensure smooth day to day running of the shop.
  • Demonstrate passion for coffee taking a lead in making sure staff are always consistent in their coffee standards
  • Effectively communicating with upline, making sure issues and queries are dealt with efficiently.
  • Providing input into our food offering and ensuring efficient service is provided.
  • Overseeing all food preparation and making sure items made in store are done so to a high quality.

What you need- the must haves:

  • At least 12 months experience in a hospitality/customer-facing role
  • Be keen to lead and inspire those around them.
  • Be enthusiastic, adaptable and show you are ready to take on management responsibilities.
  • Great communication skills with a ‘can-do’ team attitude
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and think critically.
  • Confident working alone for whole shifts

What you’ll be getting- the benefits:

  • As much coffee as you can drink
  • A fun working environment
  • Investment in your coffee career, with an opportunity to learn about different parts of the business
  • A real opportunity to shape the course of Garage Coffee Roasters and help grow the business into a well-respected player in the speciality coffee.

How to apply

If you think you'd be a good fit for the Garage team, send your CV & covering letter to by Friday 5th April.

Garage Coffee is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, sex, religion or belief.