Cafe Assistant Newmains Community Trust Ltd

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Organisation information

Newmains Community Trust Ltd

Charity registered in Scotland SC042980

Good HQ

Aims & objectives

Newmains Community Trust was formed following an approach from the Big Lottery for the "Our Place" programme. Following a grant application, Big Lottery awarded Newmains £2.3m to construct a new Community Centre incorporating a community cafe, hall & replacement library for the village. The village of Newmains is a former mining community in the eastern edge of Wishaw, its population is around 6,000 people of which 61% is within the working age population however, just over 800 people are in employment (2008). Newmains has a substantial shortage of meeting space with community groups finding it difficult to meet and organise their activities in affordable and accessible venues. Community groups are also struggling to engage with a wider range of residents to increase their activities and participation levels as most groups operate on a home based and isolated manner. Awareness levels of what is going on in Newmains are low. Most of the community activities take place in the 2 churches, which represents a barrier for participation for some residents. School halls are expensive to hire and availability is limited with activities often taking place outside Newmains. In general terms the project will meet the outcome of people having better chances in life by; Offering the community a place to meet that will encourage local people to come together, meet and be involved in community activity, particularly the Our Place Programme. Bringing the community together in this way we will be able to work on ways to improve services and access to opportunities for those who need it most. Enabling us to source and provide support to the numerous small organisations who deliver valuable services to the community, but who have limited resources to publicise their achievements and involve more people. We will be able to help the community be involved and have their say in how it should develop and provide the chance for ongoing consultation, developing communications networks, marketing local events and celebrating achievements and providing a link between community groups and other agencies.
Job number
Time of attendance
Monday - Friday 10-3 some flexibility required
No of references
Hours (per week)
As above but some flexibility required for function and events cover
Salary (£/hr)
£9 per hour

Job description

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

General cafe duties including -

- front-of-house customer service

- barista & hot drinks preparation

- some food prep & presentation

- basic administration (food hygiene documentation, etc)

- cash handling and till

- clearing & cleaning

Knowledge, Training and Experience required to do the Job:

• Keen interest in hospitality

• Excellent communication skills, friendly and approachable with good initiative and common sense approach

• Good team work

• Good written and verbal communication skills.

Demands of the Job

• Occasional out of office hours working

• Organising and balancing a variety of tasks

• High levels of motivation and positive approach required

• Excellent communication skills

Person specification

Friendly, outgoing person with good customer service skills and a positive attitude to work. A flexible team player.

Additional information

The cafe is the heart of the building. Its busy with lots of different types of customers. Being positive and upbeat helps enormously as well as being able to cope with pressure when its busy and initiative to work on your own when its quiet.

PVG/disclosure requirements

Not Required