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Café Supervisor
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37453

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 23/01/2022

Job live date: 22/12/2021

Salary: £18,852 - £20,092 per annum

Employment type: AOS-Manual

Department: Campus Commerce

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Fixed term

​​​​​​​We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person to run a café serving quality specialty drinks and café style food and snacks.  You will handcraft delicious beverages, and build relationships with our customers, getting to know their favourite drink and snacks.
The job will require you to run shifts, lead the store team and make decisions that impact store operations. You will help create great experiences for customers and employees alike. You will support the manager of the business, building schedules, leading a team and nurturing talent.
You will run the store as if it was your own – from supervising daily operations to taking responsibility for financial results. This role focuses on front line service, connecting with customers and other service partners. The role provides the opportunity to develop yourself, your own team, and the café.

The café is a 7 day a week operation and you may occasionally be required to work weekends and occasional evenings.  This may include solving issues over the phone during these times.

We will review applications as they are submitted and reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we have found our candidate. So, do not wait until the last minute to apply!

You will have:
•    Certification of Basic Food Safety or higher
•    Knowledge of retail coffee environments 
•    Ability to cope with varying workloads whilst remaining calm and focused
•    Good verbal and written communications skills
•    Excellent Customer Service focus

Interview date TBC 

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Retail Manager

Contact role:

Head of Retail and Hospitality

Contact name:

Gary Adams

Contact name:

Martin Batt

Contact phone:

0118 378 8242 

Contact phone:

0118 378 3502

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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