Life cover
Employee assistance programme
Pension scheme

Café Assistant

Salary £9.50 per hour
Location Lydney
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This is a Permanent, Part Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Would you enjoy working in a beautiful location in the Forest of Dean, within our Café?

Job title:       Café Assistant.

Location:       Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Gloucestershire. GL15 6BU

Purpose:        To assist in the café servery, garden café, and kitchen so that customers receive a consistently high quality of food and service. To be a helpful and supportive team member particularly to people on work experience or training placements in the restaurant.

Salary:           £9.50 per hour (Under 18s attract a lower rate of pay of £6.83 per hour)

Hours:           Between 09:00 – 17:30 on a zero hour contract, working pattern will include some weekends, bank holidays & school holidays


Do enjoy being the face of hospitality?

Do you love providing exceptional customer service?


We’re looking for a number of café assistants to join us on a bank contract basis to help with our café.  As a bank worker, your hours and working days will be “as required” but there may be opportunities for these roles to become permanent.

  • You’ll enjoy supporting and servicing customers.
  • You’ll want to provide the highest standards of customer service.
  • You’ll love being part of a dedicated but fun team who always strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our customers.
  • You’ll have a natural and caring ability and be keen to support people with learning or other disabilities and help support them in participating in work and society.


Who are we looking for?

  • You’ll ideally have experience of working within a café environment, but this is not essential.
  • You’ll ideally have Barista training but this is not essential as all training will be provided.
  • You’ll ideally have experience in operating within a catering environment with minimal supervision.
  • You’ll be used to dealing with members of the public and visitors and always strive to provide an exceptional customer experience.
  • You’ll have good numeracy and literacy skills, some administration experience and basic computer skills.
  • But above all, you’ll enjoy having fun in a busy environment.



What are the main responsibilities of this role?

  • Be committed to customer service and the highest standards of service and presentation.
  • Greet new customers appropriately, answer any queries they may have and take an accurate record of their orders.
  • Be a helpful and supportive team member particularly to people on work experience or training placements in the restaurant.
  • Make up customer orders always ensuring food hygiene and Health & Safety requirements are followed. And also comply with portion and presentation guidance.
  • Provide customers with their food, beverages & cutlery and checking that they are happy with their order.
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed in the handling of cash, cheques and electronic payment transactions.
  • Maintain a fresh and attractive appearance of the premises under the guidelines set by the Manager.
  • Undertake any other duties that may be required for the effective operation of the café.
  • To assist in the kitchen with pot washing and ensuring all crockery and utensils are clean and put away.
  • To assist cleaning the kitchen utilising a “Clean and you go” philosophy and follows Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Requirements.



Role requirements:

  • Good standard level of education (GCSE in Maths & English)
  • Great communication and customer service skills
  • You will have a proven ability to be honest, dependable and dedicated to your role
  • A “can do” attitude and willingness to ensure all our customers and visitors receive a great experience
  • You will be available to work weekends & School holidays
  • You’ll be able to work with and support people with mixed abilities.
  • A sense of humour and positive attitude really helps: we don’t expect our colleagues to be stand up comedians but we do enjoy having fun.


As a national charity and not-for-profit organisation, Camphill Village Trust brings over 65 years of experience, knowledge, and passion to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health challenges, and complex needs.

Below is just a taste of what we offer:

Life cover for all employees so families will receive payment if a colleague dies at work (subject to cover terms and conditions).

Employees who introduce a friend to work with us receive £150 through payroll (Terms & Conditions apply.)

Employee assistance programme with 24/7 helpline for advice and support. Also available to your immediate family

We contribute to a pension scheme along with your personal contributions

Annual leave entitlement 25 days per year PLUS statutory bank and national holidays

Free parking at most communities

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