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Barista, Edinburgh

Vacancy: Barista at Hopetown Coffee
Hours: 21 hours per week (pro rata)
Working pattern: Opening shift 7:30-3:30, Middle Shift 8-4/9-5, Close Shift 10-6
Salary: £12 per hour
Location: Hopetown Coffee, 27 Broughton Street, Edinburgh
Closing date: 19th April 2024

How to apply

Please submit your application via our BreatheHR portal. Applications must be received by 12pm on 19th April 2024.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

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About the role

Change Mental Health’s Hopetown Coffee is looking for a part-time Barista to help bring an exciting, new non-for-profit café venture to life in the heart of the city.

The post holders will have the unique opportunity to help create an uplifting, non-stigmatising café known for great coffee, will raise awareness of mental health and illness while creating a safe and supportive space where everyone is welcome.

General Duties

  • Act in accordance with Data Protection legislation. Ensure all records, personal staff and client data are managed in line with Data Management and Information Governance policies.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements such as provision set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • As with all employees, workers, and volunteers: to encourage people to join Change Mental Health as a member, donor, or activist.
  • To act in accordance with the charity’s Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and to notify your line manager promptly if there are any concerns.
  • To participate in regular supervision and appraisal and undertake any relevant training as appropriate to the role.
  • To work in accordance with the charity’s national policies and local operating procedures and those of external regulators or professional bodies.

What do I do

  • Quality control of food and drinks, ensuring that each item served to a customer is of the highest quality.
  • Have a good working knowledge and experience as a barista.
  • Be a friendly and positive team member.
  • Ensure the highest standards of Health and Safety are always maintained.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekends and occasional evenings.
  • Working with the flexibility to adapt this as when required (for example, during festival season in August).

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 14 hours per week, working days will be discussed and agreed with the Locality Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card


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