Margins Café Trainer
The Margins Project, part of Union Chapel Project, is starting a new programme that will be an innovative way to meet the needs of people who have recently experienced homelessness. Our Café Training Programme will focus on the participating individuals’ future by offering them intensive café and catering training, external supervision support and employment mentoring so that they are able to move on past Margins.
The Café Trainer will be at the heart of this new project. In the first month, the trainer will be responsible for working with a group of eight participants to teach cooking skills, to share a better understanding of food, and work as a team. During the following four months, the Café Trainer will lead four participants in on-the-job training in the kitchen as well as front of house.
As the Café Trainer is integral to the success of the project, he or she will need to be a unique individual that combines varied skill sets. First, the person must love food and cooking and want to relay this on to the trainees. Second, the person must be interested in helping individuals transform their lives and be willing to work with people coming from diverse and sometimes complex backgrounds. Third, the person must be organized and self-reliant in order to ensure that the café runs smoothly and the kitchen follows necessary health and hygiene regulations. Fourth, the person must have experience working in a commercial kitchen and should be able to communicate a professional work ethic to the trainees.
The Café Training Programme is a major development within Margins and we hope that it will offer a comprehensive service that will help people grow as individuals as well as develop skill sets. We are looking for someone who is equally as excited to get involved in this new project and will work innovatively with the other members of staff.
The Café Trainer will also become a part of Union Chapel Project, which is today an award winning music venue, a working church, a centre for those homeless and in crisis in London, and host of an organ outreach programme. Union Chapel is an inclusive and innovative community that works together to offer the best services possible to people living in Islington and the wider community.
The salary for the Café Trainer position £12 an hour plus holiday pay. During the first month, you will be working on average of 3 days per week on a flexible schedule. During the remaining months, you will be working at all concerts occurring at the Chapel with the exception of Sundays. This position is for a pilot project, but we hope the work of the Café Trainer will continue after the pilot is finished.
Full job description available here.
Please apply for this role by sending your CV along with a letter stating why you would be a good fit for the position of Café Trainer for the Margins Project to email@example.com.
Closing date is 9am on June 17th. Interviews will be held on June 21st.
Any questions about the post can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.