May 15, 2024

We are looking for an experienced barista to join our team in our friendly, welcoming café.

Your role would include a mix of tasks including front-of-house, customer-facing time. But a significant part of this role is to be one of our fantastic team making hot and cold drinks through our busy days. You should have some experience of working as a barista.

Starting May or early June, permanent (or seasonal until the end of October 2024 if you prefer).

Part- or Full-time roles to suit you, approx. 25-40h per week. (Winter hours would be slightly lower)

Exclusively day-time shifts (including one weekend day off most weeks).

Pay Rate up to £12.50 per hour depending on age, ability and experience (plus tips, holiday pay and pension contributions)

Travel to Berry Head is required – please note that public transport options are limited

The perfect applicant

You must be outgoing and self-confident, happy to chat with customers & colleagues. You must also be quick to learn new skills and willing to work hard for long periods when the cafe is really busy.

You must have some experience of making drinks on a commercial coffee machine, and working in a bustling hospitality environment. Expertise as a barista and beautiful latte art is an advantage but not essential.

You must be available to travel to Berry Head, and to work flexible shifts including weekends.

Why choose the Guardhouse?

Our café is set in a beautiful location, a 200-year old fortress on Berry Head with wonderful views across Torbay and South Devon. We strive to deliver incredible friendly customer service and top quality food and drinks. We are a bright and enthusiastic team and always looking to improve what we do. We’ve won plenty of awards in recent years.

Our team is really friendly and full of exceptional people who we hope will become your firm friends. We pay above minimum wage, socialise together and enjoy regular team-building activities. Could you fit in?

How To Apply

Please send your CV to recruitment@guardhousecafe.com. Please answer:

  1. Why do you want to apply to work with us?
  2. What makes you stand out from the other applicants?
  3. Can you suggest a modern / novel / creative / unusual way to enhance our drinks offering to our customers? It might be an idea you’ve seen work elsewhere, or introduced in your current job, or an idea you’ve had following a holiday?

We will respond to all applications. The best applications will be invited for a short trial.