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Weekend Cook + Cafe Worker

Impact Initiatives is recruiting a new Weekend Cook and Café Worker for the Hop50+

This is an opportunity to use your skills and initiative to realise the plan of providing a lively and vibrant centre and café which meet the needs of local people.

The Hop 50+ is open 7 days per week providing a range of activities and services for people aged 50+.

Location: The Hop 50+ Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2FL

 IMPORTANT: Please state on your application form which of the following options you wish to apply for:

 Café Worker only:

  • 18 hrs p/w: Monday, Thursday and Friday

 Weekend Cook only:

  • 12 hrs p/w: Saturday and Sunday
  • 6 hrs p/w: Saturday only
  • 6 hrs p/w Weekend Cook (Sunday only)

 Combined role as Café Worker + Weekend Cook:

  • 30 hrs p/w: Monday, Thursday, Friday as Café Worker + Saturday and Sunday as Cook



 Job reference: WCH50/Jan18

 Hours: 12 hours / 9am – 3pm Sat and Sunday (Job share may be considered)

Salary: Impact Band 2 / NJC Point 18 / £18,070 (pro rata) [£9.36 per hour]

Incentives: Pension + 27 days annual leave (pro rata)


 You will be responsible for:

  •  Planning and cooking a varied range of meals, lighter options and beverages for café customers
  • Maintaining Health & Safety and required Food Hygiene standards
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the café in line with the differing needs of its users
  • Supporting a café team of staff and volunteers

 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  •  Passion and commitment to providing a high quality café service for up to 40 people per day
  • An understanding of the needs of older people around food and nutrition
  • Minimum Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering (training can be provided)
  • Experience of maintaining Health & Safety in a café




Job reference: CaWH50/Jan18

 Hours: 18 hours / Monday, Thursday and Friday

Salary: Impact Band 1 / NJC Point 11 / £16,305 (pro rata) [£8.45 per hour]

Incentives: Pension + 27 days annual leave (pro rata)


 You will be responsible for:

  •  Working as part of the team ensuring that the café feels vibrant, professional and is a welcoming place for people to use.
  • Preparing a range of meals, lighter options and beverages for customers.

 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:             

  • Enthusiasm and commitment to providing a high quality café service for up to 40 people per day.
  • A certificate in Food Hygiene or willingness to undertake.
  • An interest in contributing ideas to ensure the ongoing success of the café.

Closing date for both vacancies: 9.00 am Tues, 19th December 2017
Interviews: Thurs 4th January (Weekend Cook) + Fri 5th January 2018 (Café Worker)



Why work for Impact Initiatives?

Impact is a diverse, dynamic and forward thinking charity with a highly committed and professional staff team. We are a developing organisation and it is an exciting time to join us.

Every year we work with more than 2,500 people of all ages, helping them to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

“The work can be very challenging, but it is always rewarding, and you will get real job satisfaction from knowing that what you do is making a difference.”

What We Offer
We offer excellent conditions of employment including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Induction period, on-going supervision and formal appraisal
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Further training and enhancement of your skills
  • An annual networking meeting for the whole staff team

Download an application pack

Linked below are the recruitment information sheet (please read this carefully before completing the application form), application form, job description, equal opportunities monitoring form and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

If you wish to find out more about the vacancy there is a contact name and number on the job description. Please click on the grey shaded boxes of the application form to type. Please also ensure that if you submit an extra sheet for the ‘supporting statement’ it is headed with your name and the job reference number. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please return your completed application either by email to or by post to the address listed at the foot of this webpage.

Please note we do not accept CVs, you must complete our application form (linked below) for any current job vacancies.

Job descriptions/person specifications:

Cafe Worker (CaWH50/Jan18)

Weekend Cook (WCH50/Jan18)

All other documents:

Application Form
Information for Applicant Confidential
Equal Opportunities Form
Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy

Equal opportunities recruitment statistics 2016/17