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ceres grocery cafe supervisor

A passionate and experienced cafe supervisor

▪ Permanent Part-time
▪ Melbourne – Brunswick East
▪ Not for Profit (NFP)
▪ Applications Close: Monday 29th August

We are looking for a passionate and experienced café supervisor to look after the team and day-to-day operations of the Bakery Café, located in the Grocery at CERES Environment Park. The right person will love local, seasonal and organic produce, sustainability, great coffee and excellent customer service.   


The CERES Grocery, Bakery and Cafe is a vibrant space at the centre of the CERES Farm community food system. The Grocery supports local organic growers and producers while providing a hub for the community to come together to form a positive food culture. The Bakery creates delicious bread using sustainable heritage and organic grains, as well as croissants, pizzas and pastries made fresh daily. The Café serves organic coffee, fresh sandwiches and wraps, bakery goods and lots more, made fresh using seasonal produce. The three enterprises work together, sharing resources to minimise waste and create the best food experience for our customers. .

Where you come in

The Café Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that all cafe staff are working to deliver high-quality coffee, food and service, that customer needs are met and that processes are efficient, simple and consistent. 

You will oversee the day-to-day operations of the cafe, develop, improve and maintain processes for running the cafe smoothly and supervise a team of approx. 8 across the week. You will work closely with the Grocery Area Manager and Bakery Manager where necessary. 

This role has scope for creativity and ideas as we are always looking to find new ways to become a business that sets the standard for sustainability in reducing waste and championing local, seasonal and organic products.

Does this sound like you?

This role requires:

Proven hospitality experience, with an interest in and commitment to local, seasonal and organic foods.

Proven experience in supervising and coordinating a team.
Proven barista and staff coffee training experience.
Strong organisational skills, with experience in setting and maintaining systems for day-to-day cafe operations.
Strong communication and people skills.
Experience in ordering and managing stock in a hospitality environment.

Working at CERES and CERES Grocery is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work contributes to making the world a better place and working with others who feel the same. 

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Collaborative, values-centred and highly supportive team environment
  • Access to all CERES’ unique environments, including the park, with strong links to the environment and community
  • Generous staff discounts across many CERES enterprises and products, including educational programs and café and grocery purchases.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter addressing the Person Specifications in the Position Description to Frida Komesaroff, CERES Grocery Area Manager, and resume as one document.

Applications close Monday 29 August at 5pm.

CERES is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment and without risk to the health of its employees, consistent with our obligations under Occupational Health and Safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, you may be asked to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence includes a COVID-19 digital certificate stored on an appropriate App on your phone.

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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