Cafè manager


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Kahaila was established in 2012 as a new expression of church in the form of a coffee shop. We aim to be one of the best coffee shops in London and currently we are recognised in The London Coffee Guide - a guide of the best independent coffee shops in London. As a church we want the cafe to be a place where regardless of what you believe you can belong, even if that is just by being a regular who enjoy a great cup of coffee and a slice of delicious cake. Kahaila is also a charity and a home to three women’s projects that work with women from vulnerable backgrounds and Brew, a barista training course for people from the homeless community.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage our cafe in Aldgate. As a church and café we want to create an inclusive environment where all belong and all are free to explore the Christian faith.

The role

The role of the Café Manager is to manage the day-to-day running of the cafe as well as to champion the vision and values of Kahaila, seamlessly integrating its vision and values both logistically and relationally. This for the purpose of developing a deeply missional community.

The Café manager should be passionate about ensuring the café is run to the highest of standards, including providing excellent coffee and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for customers. The Café manager should be proactive in looking for ways to creatively progress and improve the café. Other key responsibilities are

  • understand financial targets and budgets

  • manage baristas, including recruitment, training and coordinate monthly rotas

  • coordinate events held in the cafè

  • manage the relationship between the café and suppliers

  • making an effort to learn about the cafe industry and current trends, particularly in the local area, to better accommodate customers.

  • understand and advance Kahaila's vision to build community by actively engaging in meaningful conversations with customers and encouraging baristas to do the same.

Also, there is an occupational requirement for the Café manager to be pursuing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Job Requirements and Abilities:


  • Good organisational and managerial skills
  • Commitment to good customer service
  • Desire to learn and achieve excellence within the coffee industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team whilst under pressure
  • Maintain a positive morale and professional attitude
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Willingness to work varied hours/days based on business needs
  • Ability to handle and lift items weighing between 0-50 pounds
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK


  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience working in the catering or coffee industry
  • Food hygiene certificate


How to apply? 

Please download the Job Pack and follow the instructions regarding emailing completed application form. 

Please do not send CVs.

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 1st March 2019. Interviews will be scheduled for the following week. 

Please note that, whilst we appreciate all interest in our work, due to capacity constraints we are only able to respond to applications of individuals invited to interview. Thank you for your understanding.

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E1 6SB
Tower Hamlets
United Kingdom

£22000.00 to £25000.00
Full Time
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