Training Cafe Deputy Manager



We are looking for a deputy manager to help support adults with learning disabilities to learn employment skills in our Cafe in Watford Central Library. The Cafe, which opened in November 2017, offers training to individuals to learn all aspects of working in a coffee shop as well as general retail skills. The Cafe is open Monday to Saturday so any rota would be 5 days through this period this period. The Cafe is open 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 3.30pm Saturdays.

In conjunction with the Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the café, supporting staff, delivering rotas, training and performance, whilst also co-coordinating the day to day food service.

You will be based in our Café in the Library serving customers as well as supporting trainees; ensuring sessions are planned and invoiced. The job is varied and will involve line management, liaison with professionals, invoicing and client administration as well as delivery of direct support and serving customers. This means a flexible can do attitude, good IT skills, alongside an eye for detail, emotional resilience and being able to juggle a broad and diverse workload are all really important in this role. In return you will find this an extremely rewarding role where you will be making a real difference to peoples’ lives on a daily basis.

If you feel passionate about all people being given an opportunity to live life to the full then this job could suit you. In some cases previous experience is advantageous but for us it is much more important that you share our values and can demonstrate this.

If this role sounds interesting and you would like an informal chat call: Leah Walsh on 07580 815542.

If you have any queries please phone our recruitment line on 01923 713623

Click here for a job/person specification and application form. An internal application form is available here.

Details of our benefits can be found here.

Make your application by sending us either your up to date CV or by completing and returning the application form. Please demonstrate how you meet the person specification and our values.

Closing date for Wednesday 27th February 2019.  Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate.

Email completed application forms to or post to Human Resources at Watford Mencap, the Old Town Hall, 105 High Street, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1AN.