Youth Work Academy – Café Worker Environmental Design.

Hate plastic? Love humans? Want to work for an organisation where you can help people and the planet….step this way!

As part of the Youth Worker Academy, you will be working with the XLP partner café “The Jamii Project” which aims to bridge the gap between education and work by offering a nurturing environment that meets students where they are.

You will be responsible for leading the environmental direction of the Jamii Project ensuring that the consumables are carbon neutral whilst developing the vegan side of the café. You’ll be thinking of initiatives and ideas that can help make the café more sustainable and environmentally friendly - and play a role in implementing them!

You’ll get full training on running the café, making hot drinks, serving food, cleaning, and health and safety responsibilities in the cafe and zero waste shop. Plus, you’ll get to train others in how to work in the café and shop.

You will work with people with a range of additional needs from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mental Health, and physical challenges, making their time at the café a special time for them.

What makes a great XLP team member?

  • You are interested in the work that XLP are doing in London and want to help younger kids and teens in your local community - especially those who may have additional learning needs.
  • You are environmentally aware and care about a move towards sustainability in the way in which we live.
  • You are great at managing your time and juggling a few things on the go.
  • You enjoy a bit of hard work and feel like you’ll be able to connect with kids and teens aged between 11-18.
  • You’ve got an open mind and like to listen to others and share ideas.
  • You pick new things up pretty quickly and adapt well to changes and challenges.
  • You’re pretty organised and great at communicating with others.
  • You are patient and a great listener.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it (if not, Google it!)

  • Previous barista training.
  • Previous work with young people who have additional learning needs.
  • Customer Service experience.

The above experience is great to have, but don’t worry if not - they are not essential criteria to you applying for the role.


How does a career collab work?

Career collabs are new, created by hundo to make sure you can start a career with companies that care. hundo has built loads of strong relationships with companies across the UK that want to invest in young people and help you grow. Our collabs are all about progression and we only work with businesses that are willing to put their time into helping you build a career.

Do I need to send my CV?

We don't care about CVs, we care about you. We believe in helping the real you shine, and that means getting you in front of the company as quickly as possible. Of course we can't make them magically disappear but we help take away the stress of getting it right and show you how to put together something that represents you.

Are there any real people I can speak to?

This is at the heart of what we are trying to do at hundo. We believe real careers are built on real relationships and our team will work with you to get you in the door and get you going in a new career as quickly as possible. We won't just hand you off to another HR person, we make sure you only speak to the right people and take the hassle out of the applying.