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Barista with Coffee

Assistant Manager

Full-time 40 hours per week 
up to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience

We are currently looking for an  enthusiastic and driven Assistant Manager to work closely alongside our Manager to ensure fantastic service of quality food and drink to our local community.

When joining The Meadow Cafe Ltd as part of our management team, you will get in return a fantastic staff benefits package, , to include:

  • Generous staff discount

  • Free lunch on shift

  • Paid lunch breaks

  • Flexible working hours

  • Your birthday as an extra days holiday

  • Earn extra holiday for longevity of service

  • Attendance bonus incentives 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Healthcare plan (on completion of probationary period) 


Our ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience working in a fast-paced hospitality environment, and and least 1 years experience working at a supervisory level.

You will be motivated by a passion for top quality customer service, and enjoy supervising, mentoring and training your team.

This is a public facing role, speaking confidently to build and maintain excellent relations with our customers to ensure a memorable visit.


Job Function:

To assist the Cafe Manager (and deputise in their absence) in all operations of the The Meadow Cafe. To meet agreed revenue and profit targets whilst maintaining exceptional quality of service to our customers and a safe and fulfilling workplace for our staff.


Main responsibilities:

To ensure the efficient and smooth running of The Meadow Cafe to provide the local community with an enjoyable and memorable cafe experience.


  • Supervising all aspects of running The Meadow Cafe during opening hours, working closely with the Cafe Manager

  • Ensuring fast but excellent service of all food and drink

  • Managing stock to minimise wastage

  • Completing stock takes with the Cafe Manager

  • Managing cafe staff: supervising the team, ensuring all tasks are completed during shifts, ensuring all training is complete and up to date

  • Motivating the team and encouraging high morale in the workplace

  • Promoting the products and the brand

  • Ensuring the cafe is kept clean and maintained

  • Deputise for the Cafe Manager in their absence and provide holiday/sickness cover when required


Demonstrated Skills:

  • Experience working in the hospitality sector at a supervisory level 

  • Good knowledge of ‘coffee culture’ and competent as a skilled Barista

  • Can lead and motivate a team

  • Passionate and determined to shine in your job role



  • Keen enthusiasm for working in a fast paced environment

  • Loves being part of a team

  • Excellent communicator

  • A good working knowledge of coffee extraction and preparation

  • Practical

  • Reliable

  • Aware of health and safety regulations and uphold exceptional hygiene standards

  • Attention to detail

  • Prepared to work on a range of different jobs

  • Conscientious

  • Aptitude for learning

  • Computer literate

  • Friendly disposition/social

  • “Yes-can-do” attitude



  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • Share The Meadow Cafe’s ethos for sustainability and community

  • Social media skills

Let’s Work Together

To apply for this role, please complete our application form

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