Branches Serving the Community with Young People at its Heart
 BranchesServing the Community with Young People at its Heart

Volunteer with us!!


Branches is always looking out for enthusiastic people to join our team of volunteers to help us run the cafe and ongoing projects, and to make positive relationships with our customers and the community.  


We need volunteers to help the directors, the support workers, the running of the cafe, other Branches services, to engage with Young People in the cafe, and to pass on their skills to help our Young People's enterprising projects.


The Directors will do their utmost to ensure that Branches is a safe place for Young People, the staff, and the volunteers. Our policies, working practices,  and processes are there in order to support us with recruitment, selection, supervision, training and ongoing support of adults and young volunteers. 


 The work may be physically demanding and emotionally hard at times, but it will also be rewarding and lots of fun.


We know there are lots of reasons to volunteer.  You might want to give something back or build up your own confidence. We will build on your strengths. We will provide training on youth work approaches and catering including Level 2 Food Hygiene.  We will support you to do Safeguarding.


Come and join our friendly team! 



                            If you are interested or if you need more information.

                            Vacancies - 1 Team Member 

                       This Position has now been filled!!


Branches Café requires 1 part-time Team Members to deliver high catering standards and efficient operation in keeping with the mission and aims of Branches Young Peoples Support Services. Branches Cafe is a social enterprise with youth work as our social purpose.  All profits generated by serving the best breakfasts and lovely lunches go towards work with young people.  We believe a community needs a place where people can come together to chat, eat drink and laugh. We believe Young People need a safe place of their own to play, learn and grow.


You will be supported by the Cafe Manager and a committed management team. Experience as a Barista is desirable.  You do not need to have experience of working with young people, but you will be open to helping them fulfil their potential.


There are one 16 - 20 hour contracts available.  Working hours will be between Mon-Fri 0730-1800 and/or Sats 0800-1300 to be discussed and agreed. Salary: £8 per hour

About the Role:

  • Be part of creating a customer-focused ethos, understanding that we are serving the community with young people at its heart
  • Serve customers in a friendly and welcoming manner
  • act as the barista and prepare beverages using espresso coffee machine
  • collect payments by accepting cash, or charge payments from customers
  • work alongside Young People and Volunteers and provide guidance
  • ensure high standards of food quality and presentation are met

About you:

  • To be successful in this role you will have a keen interest in social enterprise, food and hospitality as well as a passion to play a part in developing skills within young people and volunteers.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to lead by example
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Trustworthy and able to work with a high level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Dedication to great front-of-house presentation and consistently high standards

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.


How to Apply:


Complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form and send to or post to Branches Café 1st Floor, Elms Court, Chapel Way, Botley OX2 9LP to the attention of Ruth Tilt.


            Deadline: 12 noon on 26.10.18. This position has now been filled!! 


If you have any questions or would like an informal chat please feel free to contact Ruth Tilt on 07483 358670 or email

Branches Application Form
Application Form .docx
Microsoft Word document [51.1 KB]
Branches Team Member Job Description
Branches Team Member JD.docx
Microsoft Word document [45.1 KB]
Branches Equal Opportunity Form
Equal Opportunities Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [67.7 KB]

Branches is rooted in the community of Botley.

We believe that a community needs a place where people can come together to chat, eat, drink and laugh.

Above all, we believe that young people need a safe space of their own to play, learn and grow. 

To know more about us go to our story thus far...



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