BARISTA JOBS IN LONDON
Like you’ve given your job hunting a quadruple shot of espresso…
Complete 10 shifts in your first 30 days and get a £100 bonus!
Why find barista jobs in London with Staff Heroes?
Central London rates of pay:
£8.50 – £10.00
The UK loves its coffee. Nationally, we drink around 19 million lattes, americanos, espressos and flat whites every week. And nowhere is our love of coffee more pronounced than in London, where last year more than 30 new coffee independents opened their doors, aiming to compete with the 56 new outlets opened by the big brands. Add in the multitude of coffees being served in bars, hotels, restaurants, in private clubs and at coffee carts across the capital, and you reach one inescapable conclusion: we’re going to need more baristas.
What makes a barista a Hero?
Pride in and passion for the job: The challenge for any barista in London is that the streets are full of people who know what serving expertly crafted coffee should look like. So the Heroes who fill our part time barista vacancies are people able to balance the requirements for a perfect brew with the the pressure of managing a long queue of expectant customers.
They don’t need to be told to warm the cups and glasses. They don’t need to be reminded that espresso extraction times and brew ratio consistency are key to consistently happy customers. And they don’t need to be told to care for the equipment at their disposal, ensuring burnt coffee oil, grounds, steam wands and the production area are cleaned regularly. They just do it naturally.
Calm under pressure: You know how busy London’s coffee bars can become, so as a barista, naturally it’s your job to remain in control, taking it all in your stride and refusing to let a long queue compromise your ability to deliver precisely the coffee your customer wants.
A fast learner: London’s coffee culture is constantly evolving, so whilst you’ll be serving the regular portfolio of beverages, you’ll also need to absorb the seasonal, the unusual, and the distinctive drinks that distinguish your particular employer and keep your customers returning for more.
Ready to be a barista Hero?
Barista jobs London – the Q&A
What matters most – customer service or barista skills?
It’s like the optimum blend of coffee beans – everything needs to combine perfectly. You’ll have the front of house skills, the conversational ability and the memory to get orders right first time. And you’ll have the sort of latte art and barista skills that impress.
I have limited availability. Is that a problem?
Staff Heroes is perfect for people like you. We know that everyone in London has different ideas as to what constitutes the ideal shift, so we created an app that connects workers with employers offering shifts that match their preferences. Or to put it another way, your availability shouldn’t be a problem at all – try the app and see for yourself.
Am I likely to be offered more shifts?
That depends on a number of factors, not least whether the employer has additional shifts to offer. Often, they do. Sometimes those shifts may cover a few days or weeks. Occasionally you’ll get the exciting opportunity to turn a temporary job into a full time barista position (if you want that). Inevitably, where the opportunity for more hours exists, the deciding factor will be you.
Role Requirements For Barista Jobs in London
Required Experience & Training
Get started with Staff Heroes
Ready to be a barista Hero? Join our team.
The Perfect Jobs
We match you with the perfect jobs. Access jobs based on your personality, values and skills, not just your job title.
A Guaranteed Income
Work your way towards a guaranteed income & unlock rewards as you progress. We will make you as busy as you want to be.
Grow your skills, experience and expand your CV. Access training and personal development while you earn.
No more wasting time submitting CV's, attending interviews and never hearing back. Start seeing temp job opportunities as soon as you are vetted and have completed your induction. Take control of your working schedule. Only 25% of applicants approved, be part of the elite today!
"Recruiting temp staff in the hospitality industry is a massive headache for everyone, yet nothing has been done about it from a technology standpoint. Temp Staff turnover is significant creating high recruitment costs and this area is screaming for innovation. Staff Heroes have got it spot on and are on to something which is going to be big”Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group
"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful”Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd
"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!”Alex Davenport Jones - The Porch House