• Salary: £25,000 – £35,000 per annum
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Contract: Permanent, full-time

This is an exciting career opportunity for a Café Manager to launch and run a friendly and rewarding daytime Café adjacent to the centre of Reading.

Client Details

Ways into Work CIC  is a social enterprise which job matches and develops people with disabilities and other barriers in the workforce. They are opening a brand new café which will be a key profit centre for the business creating a unique and diverse opportunity for the right candidate to join a growing organisation and build a team. You will create a happy place to meet, eat and have great coffee.


Reporting to the Managing Director of WiW, The Cafe Manager position will run the entire site with the following key responsibilities:

  • Management, recruitment and training of the team
  • Deliver consistently delicious plates of food coffee and cakes
  • Ensure excellent customer service is provided
  • Staff payroll and Rotas
  • Stock ordering
  • Implement new processes and procedures
  • Ensure site and food health and safety standards are maintained
  • Handle escalated queries and complaints from customers
  • Hands on role as needed to run the Café, e.g. take orders, serve customers etc.
  • Assist in creating marketing campaigns and expand the business
  • Responsibility for the profitability of the Cafe
  • Cashing up
  • Opening/closing of the store


The successful candidate for the Cafe Manager position will need to have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of working in a customer facing role is essential
  • Excellent communication skills, energy and enthusiasm
  • A high attention to detail
  • Willingness to manage and help people with disabilities as needed in a diverse team
  • Ability to use basic IT systems

Job Offer

This is a Permanent position working in a team that changes lives, one job at a time

37 hours a week, flexible hours, day time only.

25 days holiday + bank holidays + a unique opportunity to buy or sell up to 1 week

Annual bonus

Excellent Learning and Development Package


For further information, to discuss any reasonable adjustments or to apply please contact info@waysintowork.com for details. To apply please submit your CV.