About the Role

We are on the hunt for a vibrant Social Enterprise Coordinator / Café Manager to join our ever-growing social enterprise team at The Little Social (The Alfred) on a full time, 12-month contract. Our Social Enterprise Coordinator will work closely with our Social Enterprise Leader to be the central point of contact for the day-to-day oversight of our new café at the Alfred Hospital. 

Our ideal person will co-ordinate and inspire our team of café changemakers to provide and deliver the highest levels of customer and hospitality service at The Little Social. You will also supervise and provide hands-on mentoring to young people participating in our trainee program to build their self-confidence, barista and customer service skills and employability qualities.

What you'll bring:

This is a unique role and we need you to be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • 3+ years Hospitality and/or Barista experience (management skills desirable)
  • Passion for mentoring and developing the next generation of young people in the workforce
  • A dedication to community development and social justice principles
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills
  • Team-first approach 
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, inclusive of all people and all abilities
  • Proven ability to meet targets
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously

We’re all about cultural fit and experience, as well as developing emerging talent and giving people the opportunity to be the best they can be.

    Must Have’s

    • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (a must have!)
    • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
    • Police Check
    • Working with children’s check
    • Possess a passion for service excellence
    • Be team orientated, positive and ready to roll up your sleeves
    • Excellent degree of motivation, initiative and time management skills
    • Wanting to grow, develop, and build a career with a progressive organisation

    What's in it for YOU!

    • Free coffee at work!
    • Access to generous salary packaging
    • Flexible work environment
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
    • 17.5% Annual Leave Loading
    • 5 extra personal leave days 
    • Continuous growth in owning your own space
    • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

    About The Little Social

    Our social enterprise cafes harness community goodwill towards social and economic sustainability and ethical business and invest profits to innovate and grow within a social justice framework - reaffirming our vision of young people being good-to-go into a very competitive job market.

    The Little Social Alfred is be a bespoke coffee bar that brews the finest espresso, serves nutritious food and empowers young people to lead meaningful lives by providing hands-on skills development and mentoring from industry experts. Each young person will have a platform to build self-confidence, gain key employability skills and genuine work experience in a supportive and judgement free environment. 

    The Little Social is powered by Youth Projects (you can read more about us here).

    Our commitment to diversity

    Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

    Safety screening

    Youth Projects has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    How to apply

    Please email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

    Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.