Job details

Support Worker- Award-winning coffee shops
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 001294

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 04/10/2021

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Looking for a fun and meaningful role in which you can give something back?  Help us to empower people with learning disabilities at our established coffee shops in Great Holm and Stony Stratford...

"MacIntyre coffee shops in Great Holm & Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, are excellent hubs for the local community"
We have fantastic opportunities for support workers across our busy coffee shops and catering department. 
About the role

Our award-winning coffee shops offer a tasty selection of hot drinks, delicious home-made cakes and light meals, but it's the opportunity they provide for people with learning disabilities to develop a range of skills that makes them totally unique.
We support and teach a wonderful team of adults aged between 20 and 50. You will be supporting them with hospitality/ customer care, food preparation, use of the till and a number of other duties involved with running a busy café and catering department.  
As well as learning about about basic food preparation, our learners also enjoy shopping and attending/ serving at community events.  A couple of our learners are diabetic but, again, we will provide you with full training on how best to support them.

We are also interested in hiring someone who is able to work permanent Saturdays.

About you

You don’t need experience to work at MacIntyre and you'll fit in just fine provided you're warm, friendly and willing to learn. However, it would be a definite plus if you could bring customer-service experience with you. In return, MacIntyre will provide you with a full induction and ongoing training, including the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge. 

It is desirable for you to have had experience of basic food preparation, food hygiene and/or working in the retail industry. You will be happy to work as part of a busy team but also able to work one-to-one with the people we support, using your own initiative when required.

You must hold a full, manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, in order to drive the bakery van and service vehicles.

You will need to have a flexible approach to the work environment and hours, as weekend and evening working will be needed.  

This is a truly great opportunity for someone to mix their love of hospitality and retail with their passion to help make a difference to someone's life along the way

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job. Our trainging includes the opportunity to gain nationally accredited vocational qualifications, free of charge. 

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.

This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present. Additionally, please be aware that if legislative or other requirements change in the future, we may need to make vaccination mandatory for staff joining us. These matters can be discussed at interview.


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