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 Milton Keynes.
You will support and teach a wonderful group of adults helping them to gain skills involved with hospitality, customer care, food preparation, baking, money management and a number of other duties involved with running a busy shop and catering department. This role will require you to wear many hats, with no two days being the same!
As well as learning about food preparation, the people we support also enjoy shopping and attending/ serving at community events. We also support The Parks Trust and Bucks Fire and Rescue Service with catering, including silver service events and cupcake orders.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to combine your love of hospitality with a genuine passion to make a real difference to someone's life along the way.
Customer-service experience would be a definite plus, however this is by no means essential. Whatever your background, we will support you to become a confident and successful support worker. With your key attributes and our training, together we can deliver the best possible support.
You will need to have a flexible approach to the work environment and hours, as weekend and evening working will be expected.
You must hold a manual driving license, in order to drive the bakery van.
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.
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, call us 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.
We will take every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process and your employment with MacIntyre. We encourage all our employees to follow Government advice and get vaccinated against COVID and flu. If you are a frontline care worker, you are on the priority list for vaccination.