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Job:  Temporary Cafe Manager

Start Date: Immediate start

Hours: This is a part time role of 20 hours per week

Term: Fixed term for minimum 6 months as sickness cover


Salary: £23,000 per annum Pro Rata

Deadline to apply: We will be interviewing on a rolling basis until the position is filled


The Old Library Cafe runs as a community space, it opens 4 days a week, offering a very simple menu of drinks, cakes, soups and savoury snacks on a Pay What You Feel basis. The cafe operates under full Covid guidelines and has 8 outdoor tables and 6 indoor tables. It is open from 11am-2pm Wednesday - Friday, with the extra hours set aside for prep, admin or potentially longer opening hours, as appropriate.

This role is sickness cover for the Cafe Manager and will be for a minimum of six months. You will be supported by cafe volunteers and a Kickstart scheme Cafe Assistant.

20 hours per week. Immediate start. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis.

We are looking for -

- Someone with professional catering experience, who will run a safe and productive kitchen and cafe.

- Someone who can prepare food and manage the volunteer recruitment, rota, training and supervision.

- Someone with a passion for community engagement who would be keen to help us create and shape the community cafe offer, including working closely with supporting and training volunteers.


  • Maintain and develop relationships with customers, volunteers and suppliers.

  • Manage all aspects of the daily running of the Café including food preparation and restocking. Ensuring its smooth running and proper administration.

  • Continue the development of recipes for soups, cakes and baked treats, which could be made by other volunteers, if necessary.

  • Ensure that enough food is available for cafe operation.

  • Work with volunteers and the Cafe Assistant to train them in Front of House procedures and all health and safety and customer service policies.

  • Work with suppliers and intobodmin to give training to volunteers. This may include barista training, Food Safety certificates etc.

  • Work with the volunteers to agree best use of yours and their time - this may be you spending more time in the kitchen and serving is left with volunteers or vice versa (depending on the skills and interests presented by volunteers).

  • In addition to these qualities, the post holder is expected to demonstrate an interest in the organisation’s field of work and to be able to work within the Equal Opportunities guidelines, Line Management procedures and additional policies set by intoBodmin CIC.



  • Proven management and organisational skills -with thoroughness and attention to detail.

  • Proven leadership and ability to work on own initiative without supervision.

  • Proven cooking skills and knowledge of food

  • Food Hygiene or Food Handling Certificate is required (Assistance in achieving this will be made available)

  • Proven interpersonal skills -able to develop good work relationships, enjoy meeting and working with people at all levels and from diverse walks of life.

  • A working knowledge of budgets and budgetary control.

  • Energy and persistence to see tasks through to successful completion.

  • A working knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.

  • A pleasant personality with a sense of humour and the ability to establish a rapport with a wide cross section of society.

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people and/or managing volunteers.


You can make an application in a way that feels best for you.

We welcome interest from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, D/deaf and disabled candidates.

Please email with your CV (and two referees) and one of the following:

  • A letter/statement that is no longer than 500 words.

  • A video that is no longer than five minutes.

  • A voice recording of no longer than five minutes.

  • A Power Point presentation of no more than ten slides (no more than 500 words).


Everyone will be considered equally, regardless of how they choose to apply. We also ask that you complete the equality and diversity

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