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.

The Cavern hosts a wide range of activities including live music, games nights, and an out of hours mental health drop in.

The Cavern is open 10am-11pm 6 days a week and 4pm-11pm on a Sunday so shift work will be required.

The role is for 25 hours.

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.

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
  • Any other duties as reasonably required

Training and experience

Full training will be given during induction and on an ongoing basis. Prior experience of working in a commercial kitchen would be an advantage but is not essential.


The Cavern Cook 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


25 hours a week


National minimum wage 

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