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

Join the Branches team 

Volunteers Wanted

We would love you to join us as a Volunteer and help make Branches a safe and nurturing place for young people and the wider community.  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!  Contact 

Vacancy - Cook

We are seeking an experienced cook to create healthy and filling food with a playful twist! At Branches we want to nourish and nuture our community and have fun while we're at it!  A hard working, reliable person, you will already have a reasonable level of experience. You will be able to run the kitchen competently and you might welcome the chance to guide and instruct volunteers. You will have a passion for locally sourced cooked foods, a pride in your work and the desire to exceed customer expectations. Honesty, empathy for young people, and the ability to work as part of a team is important to us.


This is a full time permanent position, we are positive about job share.  You will be supported by the Cafe Manager and a committed management team. Working hours will be between 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with flexibility and the occasional evening for training and team building.  You do not need to have experience of working with young people but you will be open to helping them fulfill their potential.  


Pay is £9.00/hour or £17,550 pro rata.


To apply please see the job description and send us your CV by Tuesday 20 June 2018 to


If you have any questions or would like an informal chat please feel free to contact Diane Long on 0755 798 1769 or email


Branches Cook Job Description v2.docx
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Vacancy - Team Member/Barista

We are seeking a a team member with experience as a barista.  The duties for this role will include delivering excellent customer service and serving customers in a welcoming and friendly manner (no matter what their age!), offering and making coffee choices and training the rest of the team in barista techniques, basic food preparation, ensuring kitchen, service and public areas are kept clean, tidy and safe. Other duties will include cashiering and stock rotation. Honesty, a passion for young people, and the ability to work as part of a team is important to us.   This is a 6 month full time contract.  Working hours will be Mon-Fri 11am-6pm with occasional Saturday working to ensure the Saturday service is consistent with the rest of the week. Salary £15,600 pro rata.


To apply please see the attached Job Description and fill out the application form and return to by Tuesday 20 June 2018.   If you have any questions or would like to have an informal conversation about this job role please contact Diane Long on 0755 798 1769 or email     

Team Member Job Description.docx
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Application Form Team Member Barista.doc[...]
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About Us

Our aim at Branches Young People's Support Service is to deliver youth work with and for young people through a youth cafe and in collaboration with young people, their families, the wider community and professionals.

Get involved!

Are you 12-25 with good ideas about how a Youth Cafe should run?

Do you have a skill or interest you are willing to share with Young People?

Will you have surplus produce from your garden or allotment to help locally source our menu?


Do get in touch



Example Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday08:00 - 17:30
19:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00