Community Cafe - Manager

£19,120 to £20,376 per annum

“Supporting Families, Changing Futures”

1 Year initial contract with potential for extension, 30 hours per week. Required from 1st September

Are you a detail oriented person with high standards who loves working with people? Can you operate on multiple levels and make a difference in them all? Are you looking for a new challenge in Christian Ministry.

We are looking for a nurturing and empathic person to lead our café team, you will be able to develop and mentor the staff and volunteers so that they can move with confidence to new roles and reach their full potential. You’ll also need to be able to run all aspects of a highly effective café, whilst also building relationships with the vulnerable parents and their young children that we serve, and offer them care and support through demonstrating a non-judgemental Christian ethos.

This is an exciting time to join Three Spires Family Support Trust. Established in 2010, Coffee Tots community cafe has welcomed 1000’s of families from across Coventry offering them much needed care and support. It has established recognition with key local services and is integrated as a key part of Coventry’s civic fabric and in 2017 won the Queens Award for Voluntary service. However, for much of the last year the café has been closed due to COVID-19. This new post offers the exciting opportunity to take a lead in re-imagining and re- envisioning the café for our post pandemic world. We believe that the need for a place where families can feel supported, valued and loved is more important than ever after the isolation and hardship experienced by so many families over the last eighteen months.

Three Spires Family Support Trust is a Christian charity that seeks to practically support vulnerable and disadvantaged parents and children in Coventry, helping them to build relationships and networks though the provision of a city centre community cafe called Coffee Tots and a support hub called ReNEW (both based in City Arcade). Coffee Tots (where this role will be based) is at the heart of our ministry and provides a safe space within a subsidised café setting for parents with young children with activities for children, and practical support and a listening ear for parents. We want the café to be a place where families feel supported, valued and loved. The staff team (paid and volunteer) are available to offer support and care for parents and their families, many of who are struggling to raise their children and are often supported by social services and other agencies. Alongside the café our support hub (ReNEW) enables us to offer additional one-to-one support and a range of courses and play sessions. Through the practical support that we offer and by empowering parents to make positive choices for themselves and their families, our aim and hope is to change the futures not only for this generation but for future generations too. Breaking the cycles of poor parenting and poverty that have become ingrained culture for many families in our city.

Candidates should note that the post is subject to DBS clearance.

Application is by completing the application form and a covering letter detailing why you are applying for the role and what particularly attracts you to working for Coffee Tots.

 

All applications need to be received in full to Coffee Tots (11 City Arcade, Coventry) or by email (coffeetots@googlemail.com) by 12 noon on Tuesday 7th July 2021 with interviews to take place week commencing 12th July 2021

Please click below to download the advert, application form and job description and person specification.

For more information please contact Catherine Bartlem:

T: 07403 226211
E: coffeetots@googlemail.com