Cafe Assistant

Location: London

Salary: £13,982 (£23,304 FTE) per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Innovation and Enterprise

Division: Cafe from Crisis London

Hours per week: 24

 About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

About the role

Crisis is recruiting a part time Café Assistant for its award-winning social enterprise café in East London. Café from Crisis provides a route into work and a positive, healthy life for Crisis Members through its practical training programme and live-environment support.  

The role is part time for 24 hours per week (3 variable days, excluding weekends). 

About you 

To be successful in this role, you will have relevant experience in the hospitality sector with a passion for food and drink and strong barista skills with proven experience. You will have excellent communication skills, be enthusiastic, friendly and ready to adapt to changing service needs with a flexible approach to tasks.  

We believe diversity is a strength and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy  

  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%  

  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days  

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.  

How to apply 

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date: Sunday 7th November (at 23:59) 

First stage interviews will be held via Zoom, followed by a practical (in-person) 2nd stage interview.


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.  

For more information about our work please visit: 

  To see our work in action please visit:[DS1]  

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094 


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