Preston Eastway Barista Maestro

Contract type: 30 hours until 1st September, potential to extend beyond this date.

Category: Retail Operations - Team Leader

Location: Eastway Retail Hub, Fulwood, Preston, United Kingdom, PR2 3FB

Barista Maestro

At Costa Coffee by Sim Trava, we want to inspire the world to love great coffee, just as much as our partner, Costa Coffee. 

Sim Trava is a family run business looking for hardworking, ambitious, happy, and loyal people to join our team, if that sounds like you, you’re probably just what we’re looking for.

We want to recruit people that are proud to work for us, because a happy team equals happy customers.

A bit about the role

As a Barista Maestro (Team Leader), you’ll have experience of leading a team. You’ll get involved with day-to-day operations, stock ordering, merchandising, health & safety, and most importantly engaging the stores team to exceed our customers expectations. 

What’s involved?

  • Taking the lead on shifts to support the team.
  • Deploying team members, making the most of people’s talents to ensure that they’re in the right place at the right time.
  • Training and developing new Baristas and existing team members.
  • Supporting with the roll out of new campaigns and products, ensuring that the team can hit the ground running.
  • Driving high standards every shift, whether that’s through the quality of our handmade drinks, or a store walk through to see how you can make our customers visit even better.

A bit about you

A passion for coffee and people is just the start of what we’re looking for. What else makes a great Barista Maestro (Team Leader)?

  • Reliability to open and close the store safely and on time.
  • Team leadership experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desire to take on responsibility, and progress in your career.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure and prioritise tasks and duties.
  • Fantastic communication skills.
  • Flexible approach and can-do attitude, each day offers exciting new challenges.

What we can offer

We’re really proud of the work our team members deliver, and we want you to feel valued and rewarded with great perks and benefits:

  • Starting pay of £12.33 per hour
  • STAR rewards, exchange your points on our online shopping platform
  • More Star points awarded on your birthday, work milestone, promotion or just because you went above and beyond.
  • Free handmade drinks plus 50% discount on food and bottled drinks while at work.
  • Sim Trava Pension Scheme.
  • Discounted gym memberships & no commission foreign currency purchases.
  • Wellbeing support with Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free eye care tests.
  • Access to a 24/7 GP portal.
  • Commitment to you and your Individual training, a plan tailored to your requirements.
  • Encouragement to develop into different roles within Sim Trava.

And if this isn’t enough, you’ll also enjoy some fundraising in our quarterly events, raising money for local charities close to the store and chosen by the team.

A bit about us

Sim Trava was formed in 2005 by Simon and Tracy Vardy from the basement of their Altrincham home, and their first store opened that same year on October 17th in Northwich, Cheshire.  The original plan was to open 5 stores in 5 years, however that milestone was achieved much sooner and by 2010 we had 10 Costa Coffee stores in and around the Cheshire/Manchester area.

Fast forward to 2021 when we celebrated our 40th new store opening in Fallowfield, Manchester.  Following this Sim Trava was honoured to be selected to be the first franchises to purchase existing stores from equity.  We acquired 17 stores, located across the Preston, Blackpool, and Southport region, bringing the Sim Trava estate to 57 stores.

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This role is for a store owned by one of our franchise partners, their hiring process, salary and benefits may vary from those within a wholly owned Costa store advert.