Join Our Team: Coffee Shop Team Member

We are looking for an outgoing and experienced individual to join our team in our busy coffee shop, theatre and venue. Candidates for this post should be confident in working in both a Kitchen and Customer Service environment. Within this post you will also be required to work alongside our Liberdade Voluntary team.

  • 32 hours per week typically Wednesday to Saturday, 08.00 – 16.00

  • £8.00 per hour

  • Start date March 2019

Job Function

The main purpose of this job is to ensure that the customer receives the highest quality of service.

To fulfil this, we would expect you to:

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Maintain high standards of health, safety and hygiene

  • Ensure high standards and efficiency of work

  • Maintain strict stock and financial control


  • Assist in the smooth running of the shift.

  • Ensure excellent service, allocate and support volunteers throughout the shift to maintain speed of service and cleanliness of venue.

  • Liaise with Facilities Manager, Front of House Supervisor and Head Chef to be aware of other activities in the theatre and resolve any problems or conflicts that may arise.

  • Pre-empt and actively respond to problems that arise and keeping management up to date.

  • To clean and maintain all equipment and notify management of any issues.

  • Undertake any additional duties required of you by your supervisors or other senior staff.

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Previous experience of working in a similar environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Previous experience of food handling in a commercial environment.

Preferred skills

  • Ability and confidence to communicate with People with Learning Disabilities.

About Us

In 2003 we set up Liberdade (LIB-ER-DAR-JIE) to create the opportunity for a group of learning disabled people to establish and run their own physical theatre company. This was achieved in 2008 when six of the original eight apprentices started the company with the help of our dedicated staff team and board of directors.

In 2014, we won a competitive process to take on a highly-desirable community asset, Gosforth Civic Hall. This building will enable us to increase our impact on the wider community. Rebranded as Gosforth Civic Theatre, we aim to create a truly outstanding and inclusive performing arts venue, creating a platform for established and newly developed audiences to engage with a range of activities from local, national and international companies and producers. To support this endeavour, we have developed a theatre, bar and coffee shop to service the residents and businesses around the Civic Theatre. In doing so we will create training and work opportunities for learning disabled people as well as build higher levels of social interaction between the public and the learning-disabled community.


Gosforth Civic Theatre

Regent Farm Road,


Newcastle upon Tyne,


0191 284 3700

Cafe Opening Hours

Monday - Friday - 9am - 3pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Liberdade Community Development Trust registered charity number 1163955

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