Vacancy : Coffee Shop Assistant

Join our Pathways Enterprise College team!

We have a vacancy for a Coffee Shop Assistant at our site in Surrey.

Why work here?

The Cookie Bar is a vibrant and well-loved coffee shop in the heart of Hindhead offering a delicious menu and beautiful space with a BIG difference...

As part of Pathways Education's Enterprise College in Surrey, The Cookie Bar is a COINS Social Enterprise that provides an environment for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to learn about and experience all aspects of working in a coffee shop. By working at The Cookie Bar, you’ll be working as part of the coffee shop team and supporting learners on their journeys as they grow in confidence, develop new skills, make friends, and become part of our community.

Pathways is a limited liability company with a social purpose. Approximately 95% of adults with learning disabilities do not find employment, let alone purpose. Our mission is to digitally and physically train, host, and fund re-engagement and social enterprise that creates pathways to opportunities for our young adults to apply their unique strengths into equitable and sustainable roles of personal and social value.

About the role

We’re seeking to appoint a passionate and motivated Coffee Shop Assistant who cares about community to work alongside a brilliant coffee shop team and support the running of The Cookie Bar. We prefer candidates who are organised, enjoy working as part of a team, possess a positive work ethic, and who have ideas to enrich the experience of staff, learners, and of course customers. Experience of working in a coffee shop/restaurant setting is preferable. You will play a key and enriching role in the students' experience of a real-life working environment as they develop working relationships and participate alongside the team.

We offer

  • Excellent staff support and leadership skills development

  • High quality coaching and mentoring

  • A friendly and dedicated approach to support you

  • Opportunities for collaboration with other settings

  • A personal Microsoft device

  • 30 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays

Wellbeing is at the heart of our leadership and learning and we wish for quality work and a healthy work/life balance. If you join us, you will be part of a committed and hardworking team that will look after you. The successful candidate will have a commitment to developing an outstanding community learning environment, and the desire to improve life chances for our young people.


Reporting to: Director of Pathways College Enterprise Network

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience

Hours: 40 hours per week (part-time hours also available), Cookie Bar opening hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-4pm (working alternate Saturdays with a day off in the week will be required)

Location: The Cookie Bar, 1 Royal Parade, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6TD

Contract type: Full time/part time

Contract term: Permanent

Closing date: 21st October 2022

Shortlisting and interviews: w/c 24th October 2022

Start date: As soon as possible.

Pathways Education is committed to safeguarding, inclusive practice, and equal opportunities for all. All job offers will be subject to successful enhanced DBS checks and reference checks.

How to apply

Please read the job description and person specification document linked below and complete the Pathways Application Form available from the Pathways Business Manager

Cookie Bar Assistant Job Description September 2022
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