Café Workshop Leader – Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre

Arts and Craft Centre, Knaresborough

Closing date: Thursday, 27th Jan 2022

Salary £10.86 per hour /£21,459.36 per annum
Hours per Week 38 (Job share will be considered)
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata part-time)
Contract Permanent
Location Henshaws Arts & Craft Centre Knaresborough

The Arts and Crafts Service in Knaresborough provides training for people with disabilities.  We support people to reach their true potential by giving them real work experience through our social enterprise.

We are recruiting for an experience and dedicated Café Workshop Leader to assist in the smooth running our commercial training café.

Job Summary

This role will be responsible for all aspects of the smooth day to day running of the kitchen and café, onsite at the ACC.  You will supervise staff, service users with Special Educational Needs (SEN), work placements and volunteers providing hands on support and training to develop skills, knowledge and abilities in the kitchen, café and retail environments. You will also support social and fundraising events and activities.

The Arts & Crafts Centre café is a commercial licensed café that is open to the public. We serve breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the day. Our menu is designed so that service users can take part in every stage of the process. They will learn how to:

  • Prepare and cook food including soups, hot meals, sandwiches and cakes
  • Develop communication skills through taking orders and serving visitors
  • Improve their customer service skills in a working café environment.

Key responsibilities

Oversee the organisation and supervision of the café and retail environment including day to day management of the budget for the department.

Provide hands on support to support kitchen staff, art makers, volunteers and work placement students, to meet the necessary daily menu requirements.

Produce weekly menus and order stock to meet the menu needs

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience of working in catering at a practical and supervisory level

A formal qualification or substantial experience in catering and customer service

Understanding of Health and Safety guidance and best practice in a catering / retail environment

Closing date Thursday 27 January 2022 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.

Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888

Sorry, applications for this position are now closed