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CURRENT VACANCIES

We always welcome applications from positive, friendly and hard working individuals who want to work somewhere that aligns with their values.

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CAFE ASSISTANT​ - Full Time

We’re looking to recruit a friendly and pro-active team member to create and serve quality food and drinks prepared to exacting standards. We’re seeking hard-working individuals to be part of our front-of-house team.

You’ll be a passionate about ethical 'real' food, speciality coffee and loose leaf tea. You’ll ideally have a minimum of 6 months’ experience working in a busy cafe or restaurant. You’ll share all cafe duties with others and get involved in any task associated with running a busy cafe. You’ll be the first point of contact for our varied customer base; delivering first rate, efficient and friendly customer service.

You’ll prepare and serve a range of food and drinks including delicious sandwiches, hot meals, coffees and loose-leaf teas. Although previous cafe/barista experience is desirable, a demonstrable interest in the job, the right attitude and willingness to learn how to do things to a high standard is also important to us. In return, we will create a positive and vibrant environment where you’ll relish coming to work each day, changing the world, one cappuccino at a time.

 

Working closely with the rest of the team you'll ensure the smooth operation of the Cafe in accordance with our policies and will be proud of The Wildcat’s pioneering and environmentally responsible offering in the Highlands (the first vegan food business, first to ban disposable cups, aims of becoming plastic free, low carbon through excluding animal products and our zero waste targets), and will present our vegan business in a positive and enthusiastic manner to all our customers.

Must be willing to work weekends and occasional evenings.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Give a personal and warm interaction with every customer

  • Serve customers with a friendliness, respect and efficiency that surpasses their expectations

  • Ensure the cafe is fit for service in respect of both food prep and appropriate hygiene standards at all times and leave it in the condition you like to find it at the start of your shift

  • Ensure that food and drink is stored, prepared and presented according to health and safety legislation and cafe standards at all times

  • Prepare hot drinks including espresso-based coffees and loose leaf teas to perfecting standards in accordance with cafe training (full training offered)

  • Champion our home made food and serve it with care, avoiding food waste

  • Use and maintain cafe equipment correctly and safely at all times and in accordance with relevant cafe policies

  • Restock whole foods shops section shelves, and refill plastic free foo dispensers as required

  • Cash handling and using a till for accurate record keeping and security

 

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Customer service experience (with examples of 'going the extra mile')

  • Experience working in a busy, fast paced cafe including preparing food and achieving high levels of cleanliness

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities when the cafe is at its busiest

  • Desirable: Barista trained with 1 year’s experience, but not essential

  • Desirable: Current Food Hygiene certificate

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Warm, genuine people manner

  • Be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure, without supervision, hard working

  • Be positive and have a ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Ability to multi-task well and love being busy

  • Attention to process, detail and quality

  • Great communication skills

  • Passion for implementing environmentally friendly practices in the workplace

  • Happy to work weekends and some early mornings

  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, pitch-in and embrace change. Ability to work well alone as well as in a team

  • Interest in speciality coffee and loose leaf teas and their origins

  • A passion for organic vegetables and ‘real’, ethically sourced food

  • Fluent English speaker, ability to speak another language a benefit.

 

What we will offer you:

  • UK Living Wage after an initial training rate

  • A positive and empowering working environment

  • Holiday pay and generous staff discount

  • Lunch provided, one free coffee and unlimited tea (plus leftovers at the end of the day)

  • We may be able to help with finding accommodation, please ask as part of your application

  • Access to occupational training dependent on commitment

  • A job, surrounded by mountains, Winter sports, mountain biking, trad climbing and hiking!

  • The opportunity to become a pioneer of plant based food, drink and environmental practices in the Scottish Highlands.

 

To apply, include your CV and a covering letter detailing how you fit the bill and send to manager@wildcatcafe.co.uk.

Applications will be considered as they arrive.

 

This is a full-time position for most of the year, but Dec-March may have reduced shifts per week due to Winter customer numbers.