Bolton, Greater Manchester
£21,822 - £25,800 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We need a confident, motivated person with head for profits a heart for charity. The Van is a mobile coffee and cake service established as a social enterprise. The postholder will drive it, set it up and trade selling coffee, tea, hot and cold drinks and freshly homemade cakes and use the profits to financially support the charity. All the profits go to tackling homelessness through Backup. The Van can be booked privately for events; community or corporate, it can also trade in public places subject to licensing conditions across Bolton and Chorley.

There is some physcial work in setting up and closing down the vehicle but it is a lot of fun as not only do you raise income for vital services you raise the profile of the charity too. 

It is not just about money though, the way it operates it offers volunteering opportunities to young people living in the BACKUP services to develop skills for future employment. Anyone can volunteer though but it is a bonus that we can offer this facility to young people we are supporting. The postholder will also train BACKUP residents on our projects and volunteers to come out in The Van; providing a service to events and locations in Bolton and the North West.

The postholder will be responsible for four large areas of work:

  1. Hands on’ duties related to driving, setting up and then serving customers
  2. Checking and replacing Stock
  3. Keeping The Van ‘on the road’
  4. Supporting volunteers

The Van is a relatively new service, funded through social investment and part grant. The vision is that it will attend sporting and other events locally which will require weekend working. There is an opportunity for the right person to develop this service and influence its success as it is still developing. We have established some leads for potential venues that need further developing.

We want someone who is versatile, people focussed, experienced in delivering profits, great salesperson, flexible and adaptable as despite the clear vision this project will evolve and we will learn along the way. Success = The Van up and running and services being delivered, volunteer recruitment processes developed and volunteers in place, achieving realistic sales targets with a view to making a profit by Year 2. We have trading licences for Chorley and Bolton. 

Another colleague is responsible for securing bookings and pitches for The Van to trade although you'd be welcome to get involved. 


Application Instructions

Please find the application form on our website or email us requesting one. We only accept hard copies of application forms via post or hand delivery.
Please note we do not accept CVs.

Refreshed on: 13 August 2021
Closed date: 24 August 2021
Job ref: The Van Mobile Barista
Tags: Retail, Volunteer Management

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