Cafe & Front of House Manager

To be considered for this role please submit a CV and a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and your past experience to lizzy@benkandbo.com

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised and proactive person to take on managing our cafe and front of house here at Benk + Bo. As the Cafe Manager you will oversee the day to day operations of the cafe, working on shift (both serving and as a barista), leading and managing the team and creating an enjoyable and positive environment to work in. The Cafe Manager will also manage staffing and rotas, ordering, staff training and health and safety processes. We are looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm and who is looking to take this role and make it their own in what is a really exciting time for the company.

Our building is multi-functional so as well as running the day to day of the cafe here at Benk + Bo, this role will also take on management of general front of house areas and some elements of building management.

About Benk + Bo

Benk + Bo is a project brought about by a love of community and hosting. Within our 3 floor Brutalist building in Spitalfields there is a cafe serving specialist coffee and fresh vegetarian food, a yoga studio, shared workspaces and members areas, a meeting room, piano practice room and facilities for events and photo shoots.


What We’re Looking For:

  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude. Organised, proactive and always looking for ways to improve what we do.

  • A real desire to motivate a team to perform to the best of their ability

  • Barista trained -  We serve Dark Arts & guest filters. We use a Synesso MVP, Mazzer Robur and EK43.

  • Previous experience managing staff in a hospitality environment is essential

  • Level 2 food hygiene - A strong understanding of food hygiene practices & procedures

  • An understanding of the costs associated with running a cafe.

What We Can Offer:

  • A real opportunity to have input and to shape how the Benk + Bo cafe is run.

  • An enjoyable, open and friendly working environment in part of a great team.

  • Fresh and healthy lunches on shift

  • Free access to classes at Benk + Bo - Yoga, pilates, Hiit etc..

  • Company pension scheme

  • 28 annual paid leave

  • Discount in the Benk + Bo cafe and shop


£22,000 - £24,000 DOE