Barista / Cafe Assistant
Feb 08, 2024

Barista / Cafe Assistant

£22,000 per annum
Leeds, LS16
Full Time , Permanent

Job Title: Barista/Café Assistant

Location: York Gate, Adel, Leeds LS16 8DW

Accountable To: Catering Manager

Salary: c.£22k pa (linked to UK living wage)

York Gate is a vibrant, beautiful Art and Crafts garden, café, plant nursery and shop in Adel Leeds. Due to an expansion, which was completed in early 2020. We have the opportunity to expand our workforce to help us to provide an amazing service to our visitors and we currently have an opening for a Café Assistant to help us.

Visitors and volunteers are both a vital part of what we do. As Barista/Café Assistant, you will be passionate in assisting us, alongside our volunteers, to provide delicious well-presented food and drinks in our garden café.

Overall Purpose

We are looking for an additional member to join our friendly team, offering daytime hours and a healthy work life balance. With your passion to provide excellent coffees and drinks in our busy cafe, ensuring a welcoming environment to all customers and volunteers.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with all staff and volunteers
  • Using skills to produce range of coffees and speciality teas
  • Assist with food preparation, when required ensuring appropriate food hygiene standards are maintained at all times
  • To observe all hygiene, first aid and health and safety at work regulations to the highest standard and to follow risk assessments and COSHH procedures, maintaining daily health and safety records
  • Operate tills to agreed procedure and, follow cash handling procedures accurately as required to serve customers alongside volunteers
  • Provide high standards of customer care by assisting visitors with queries in a prompt, professional, courteous and friendly manner
  • Participate in staff training
  • Follow cash handling procedures accurately as required
  • All staff are expected to observe all health and safety at work regulations and to follow risk assessment and COSHH procedures

Person Specification


  • Level 2 food hygiene certificate (D)
  • Other qualification relevant to the role ie barista experience (D)
  • Willingness to undertake further training especially relating to food safety (E)


  • Customer care experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able and willing to work seasonal and weekend hours as set out
  • A pride and passion in your job role that is clear for others to see, always being an advocate for York Gate Garden

Key Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions are provided for information only and in no way represent a contract. In the event of an appointment, if there is an anomaly between the contract and these terms, the contract is deemed to be the correct version.

  • Hours of work: up to 37.5 hours per week Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays during the Summer months – No Unsocial Hours
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension: The Charity operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme and will match employee contributions up to 7%. Details of the scheme will be available following a formal offer of employment
  • Other: Sick Pay, Death in Service Benefit (3 x salary). The Charity has a number of well-established, family-friendly policies, including ‘buying’ extra (unpaid) leave, time off for dependents, variations to normal working hours etc. Further details on request
  • General Considerations: All posts within the Charity are subject to a probationary period (6 months) and periodic review
  • Smoking: The Charity operates a non-smoking/vaping policy on its premises and in company vehicles


£22,000 per annum
Leeds, LS16
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent
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Company info

Perennial is the UK’s only charity looking after people in horticulture and their families at any stage of life. If you work with flowers, plants, trees or grass, our friendly and experienced team are here to deliver completely free, confidential and personal support. We understand the devastating impact unexpected personal challenges and financial pressures has on lives.

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