The Cavern

The coffee shop functions as a regular coffee shop but with a difference! It offers work experience training for vulnerable and disadvantaged people including those with complex needs. It is also a community venue and safe place for young people, those with complex mental health needs and adults with learning difficulties who need support. We support people in a person centred, and trauma informed way.

The Cavern is open 10am-11pm 6 days a week and 12pm-11pm on a Sunday so shift work will be required. This role exists on an "as needed" basis and as such is a zero hours contract.

The ideal candidate for this position is a passionate, people focused individual. They would be confident working in a busy kitchen environment and managing the individual tasks involved during a shift. More importantly than that they will have a passion for seeing people become the best they can be. Passionate about helping people to eat healthily and have fresh meals of a good quality. They will have an appreciation for the values of Treasure Seekers as an organisation and actively want to support the vision through their work.

  • All applicants will be required to undergo a Basic DBS check and must provide two references before a start date can be arranged.


Title of Role

The Cavern Kitchen Assistant

Purpose of Role

To enable people to become the best version of themselves through the provision of healthy meals, and income generation to support the wider work of Treasure Seekers. This includes cooking, cleaning, preparing ingredients and shopping.

Main Activities/Tasks

  • Supporting the Cavern Kitchen Manager with the smooth running of the kitchen

  • Ensuring all work practices are within environmental health guidelines and food safety processes

  • Cooking and presenting meals to a high standard

  • Keeping waste to a minimum

  • Maintain the cleanliness and care of equipment and working areas used in accordance with the standards required by law and the procedures laid down by the organisation

  • Ensuring stock is rotated and labelled

  • Working with a small team of volunteers to upskill and enable them to develop key hospitality skills

  • To attend training and regular professional development

  • To work with the Kitchen Manager under their leadership 

  • To work within the policies and procedures of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

  • To promote Kingfisher Treasure Seekers and its work

  • Any other duties as required

Training and experience

Full training will be given during induction and on an ongoing basis. 

  • Experience of working in a kitchen (preferred)

  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities (preferred)


0 hours per week at £11.50 per hour


Employees can expect to receive the following support: 

  • Use of a HR and H&S Platform. 

  • Line Management support 

  • 24/7 access to a BUPA call line run by Qualified Counsellors


The Cavern, 56 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NF

Main Point of Contact

The Cavern Kitchen Manager