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We will be inviting those who made the shortlist in the next few days.


Job Title: Community Cafe Manager

Location: Washington, Tyne & Wear

Salary: Up to £27,300 DOE

Role : Permanent, Full Time


Summary of position 


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The Table is the working title (Name TBC) of a new, charitable Community Café planning to launch in the Summer of 2024. Our aim is to show God’s love to the local community through providing a community hub serving a high quality, healthy, ethically-sourced and affordable menu, and providing an inclusive safe place for all.

This is an opportunity for you to shape a brand new role within a purpose-built café, bringing to our church your hospitality experience and love for community.


About us


St George’s, Fatfield is sited in the 1960s new town of Washington in North East England.  As part of the City of Sunderland, Washington is one of the least healthy places to live in England.


We were given a vision 8 years ago to build an annexe containing a café, which would be used to reach out to and serve the community much more.  God has blessed our steps of faith and provided funding for a new building with purpose built café and community space that will be completed in June.  We are now very excited to increase our welcome to the community using this new building and are looking for the right person to work with the leadership and take this forward.


About you


You will be a person who loves people and loves hospitality.  This is a rare opportunity to come in at ground level and shape our café ministry, alongside the church leadership team, according to your unique skills and experience, building and developing a team of volunteers from within and outside the church community, and growing over time our offer to the people of Washington.


Essential Skills

  • A generous-hearted, patient and hard-working person with interest in, and concern for, community action with a Christian ethos.
  • Happy to support the values, mission, vision and ethos of St George’s Church, Fatfield.
  • Experience in catering, cooking food from scratch and food hygiene, including having, or being willing to attain, appropriate qualifications, and deliver a high quality menu.
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of managing and motivating people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and with the ability to communicate with a diverse array of people.
  • Competence in maths and IT skills.
  • Self-starter, enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively, with strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to listen, learn, develop and change and have the humility to know your own weaknesses.

Key Information

  • Deadline for all applications is Sunday March 31st 2024 at Midnight.
  • Interviews will take place on April 17th and 18th 2024
  • We are aiming for the role to commence on Monday 3rd June 2024, but start dates can be discussed at interview.
  • If you require any further information please contact
  • The salary is dependent on skills and experience at £23,400 – £27,300 per annum
  • The role is full time, working 37.5 hours a week. Initially these will be worked during the day time Monday to Friday with the likelihood of occasional evenings.
  • The role is permanent subject to a satisfactory three month probationary period.
  • 6 weeks holiday annually, some of which to be taken when the café is closed after Christmas.
  • A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Plus Disclosure Certificate will be required for the post, but a clean DBS is not essential for the role. We will consider applicants according to our Recruitment and Employment of ex-offenders policy

Application Process


If you are interested in applying please send the following:

  • A covering letter describing your experiences, how you would fit with the role advertised and how you meet the person specifications above. (2 pages maximum)
  • An up to date CV (2 pages maximum)
  • Contact details for 2 relevant referees.

To: or by post to St George’s Church, Fatfield, Vigo Lane, Harraton, Washington, NE38 9AH with an email subject of “Your Name + Café Manager”


We welcome and encourage you to contact us with questions to help in the discernment process. Please read through our vision and ethos documents downloadable below. If you wish a copy of any policies in advance, we are happy to supply them.


For a full person specification and job description download this document


Dowload our ethos, vision and mission


We hope you are excited by this new opportunity part funded by the UKSPF.


*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus - GOV.UK (