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Cafe & Retail Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Innovation

The Opportunity to lead a team of Changemakers

The purpose of this role is to continue the growth of this established World Vision Australia Social Enterprise: Little Things Café. The role is required to take full ownership of the café business and maintain the café with it’s vision of creating a food and coffee destination in Blackburn. The role is ultimately responsible for the daily operations and financial performance of the Little Things Café.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Menu planning and ordering;
  • Day-to-day operational tasks;
  • Staff management;
  • Building and nurturing relationships with customers;
  • Developing the functions/catering aspect of the business;
  • Managing suppliers;
  • Financial management, budgeting and POS handling.

The Little Things Café manager is a leader who has passion, enthusiasm and personality to manage all aspects of our social enterprise Café in the heart of Blackburn. 

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Demonstrated strong café management experience
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about good food, beautiful coffee and in creating a café experience that sets apart from the local competition;
  • Food handling and barista skills (note: this role is not the Head Barista but will be required to provide high levels of coffee machine cover)
  • Highly developed communication skills and personal organization
  • Self-motivation and an ambitious nature.
  • Appreciation for community development and ethical trade

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in full-time capacity and will be based at Little Thing Coffee in Blackburn, Victoria. We trade Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 3pm, and on Saturday from 8am to 3pm.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.  People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference.  We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

With us, job satisfaction takes on a greater meaning. We have over 50,000 dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers, 10 million committed supporters who are changing lives and 100 million people as a part of World Vision’s supported communities.

World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges. World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan


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