The Fair Shares Café is looking for an enthusiastic Catering Assistant to join the team in our friendly City Centre community café. We are run as a partnership between Downing Place United Reformed Church and Eddie’s, a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities.  You will be preparing food and serving meals alongside our volunteers, supporting them as they learn and develop new skills.

28 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm
£8.75 per hour
Fixed term to 26 July 2019
Based in Emmanuel Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge
Interested? Please contact the Church Office on 01223 351174 or for more information and an application pack.
Closing date 3 September Interviews 20 September

All employees must undergo a DBS check

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Fair Shares Cafe - About us

Fair Share Cafe provides healthy affordable meals, snacks and cakes – all homemade.

The cafe is run as an agreement between Eddie’s and EURC, by volunteers some of whom have a learning disability. We provide work experience and partnerships with local schools and colleges.

Capacity (seating) – 45 inside and 13 outside & additional space for large groups. We are fully accessible, with a highchair, baby changing facilities and disabled toilets.

Fresh coffee, snacks and daily specials (see the Menu for details) and don’t forget to pick up a loyalty card!!

We also run free weekly concerts.

Eddie’s is a local charity and has been supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire for over ten years. They used to be part of Cambridgeshire Mencap, which is why you’ll sometimes see that name mentioned on their website.

Eddie’s provides a wide range of services for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, and their families and carers. They offer practical support and lots of exciting opportunities.

But don’t take our word for it – have a look around their website here:

The ministry the café offers our customers and workers is of great value and we are always looking for more volunteers. You might enjoy helping in the kitchen, or serving at table, or perhaps being a ‘Christian presence’ in the café. If you feel able to offer a couple of hours weekly or fortnightly, please have a word with Ann Auger.

Click here to download the Fair Shares Cafe application form

All food is freshly prepared on the premises and where possible, we use fairly traded goods.

Home made soup of the day
A variety of ‘daily special’ savouries from snacks to main meals
Jacket Potatoes
Desserts of the day
Toasted sandwiches
Snacks on toast
Fresh baked baguettes
A selection of home made cakes and scones

Download the full menu

“Fantastic little cafe what a find. Lovely food and lovely people.”

“Not to be missed if you like good wholesome, tasty home made food. The specials are particularily good and everything is such great value. The staff are really nice too.”

“Situated close to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Trumpington St., this café was our choice for lunch after a couple of hours in the museum. We are so glad we chose this rather than eat at the Fitzwilliam. The food was delicious, we had sausage pasta bake and ham & mushroom omelette. The atmosphere pleasant and relaxed, and the service efficient, very friendly and helpful. The excellent value for money was an added bonus. Highly recommended.”

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