Job Opportunities




Community Café Manager

1-year Maternity Cover



As a dynamic local charity, Wimbledon Guild is dedicated to providing people in the borough of Merton with ‘Support from the heart of the community’. Our aim is simple: to help local people to lead a better life by tackling poverty, supporting healthy ageing and encouraging mental well-being.


The HomeFood Café is at the heart of the Wimbledon Guild. We offer a warm, welcoming environment and serve delicious and nutritional home cooked food. The café is a hub for people to meet and make friends and enjoy a meal, coffee or cake. It focusses primarily on older people and people experiencing loneliness but is open to the whole community.


Community Café Manager

Reporting to the Head of Community Services, you will take the lead on everything to do with our vibrant HomeFood Café, covering maternity leave for one year. You will be leading a team including the café chef and a team of volunteers, some of whom have support needs themselves and work closely with your colleagues in the Community Services team. You will ensure we serve good food and that we provide a warm and welcoming community café for customers.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong leadership skills, great enthusiasm for sharing good food, and a deep understanding of community. Patience, tact, a flexible approach and an ability to help others to meet their potential are essential.


If using your skills and experience in a cafe environment and making a real difference to people in the community is important to you, then we’d like to hear from you.


Required skills, experience and qualifications for this role:

• Familiarity with catering for differing dietary needs, with a good knowledge of the seasonality of food and a passion for home cooked food.

• Great interpersonal skills and experience of delivering excellent customer service.

• Experience of working with adults with support needs, including older people.

• Experience of managing volunteers and supporting volunteers with additional needs.

• Ability to take initiative to deal with day to day operational issues in a busy café.

• Willingness to undertake a DBS check, required by all our staff


Salary: £25,000


Next Steps


Download the Job description here

Download the application form here

Download the Welcome letter here

Send your CV along with a supporting statement and completed application form to

Wimbledon Guild, Guild House 30-32 Worple Road, London SW19 4EF

or email to hcollis@wimbledonguild.co.uk


Closing date is Tuesday 7th May at 9.00 am.

Interviews will be held on 14 or 15th May 2019.






Volunteer Counsellor Placements

Wimbledon Guild is going from strength to strength and we are looking for a number of trainees/volunteers to join our Talking Therapies team.


Our mission is ‘to provide people in Merton with help and support in times of need’ and we achieve this through three key strategic objectives:


• Reducing social isolation and loneliness

• Help people who are experiencing difficulties

• Enabling older people to be active and healthy


We meet these objectives through a diverse range of services, which we are constantly developing in response to local need and local aspirations. We collaborate closely with partners in the statutory and voluntary sector and with a thriving group of volunteers. Our Talking Therapies are well known and highly regarded in the local community and we are a BACP Accredited Service.


We are only able to offer specific supervision group times, so it is important before you complete an application form that you ensure you can offer one or more of the times listed on it. We will ask you to indicate this on the application form.


Please read the Person Specification and Role Description and Welcome letter before applying.


For person specification and role description click here

For Welcome letter click here

To download application form click here


The closing date for applications is: 9am on FRIDAY 3RD MAY.


Interviews will take place during the week of 20th May 2019.





How to find us

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare, Guild House, 30/32 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4EF
Registered Charity No. 200424 - Company No. 383330