Head Barista

Black Sheep Coffe = e


Competitive hourly rate

Full time

Job details:

Pay: Competitive hourly rate.

Job Type: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Permanent.

PLEASE NOTE: This is one of our franchise owned locations - Smarts Place.


Are you a Black Sheep? Got an itch to shake up the established order and offer something new and exciting to customers everywhere? So do we! Maybe we can help each other out...

We are looking for Head Baristas who want to take the next step in their career and grow with a progressive and expanding company: we will support you during your journey with Brewing and Sensory trainings at SCA level, Cuppings of specialty grade Arabica and Robusta coffees from around the globe, as well as Leadership and Management training through the Black Sheep Coffee Management Development Programme.

We don't complicate things here at Black Sheep Coffee... We're offering the chance to work with some of the best people who simply love what they do.

What you'll be doing:

It is our mission to rid the world of boring, average tasting coffee and who better to lead the crusade. As Head Barista, you will be an expert in all thing's coffee, in crafting unforgettable service experiences and driving practical and theoretical coffee knowledge within the shops. You will lead your team with a passion, acting as a support for them as well as the rest of the management team. You will not only be the fountain of knowledge when it comes to coffee, but you'll also assist in driving sales through operational support.

What you'll need:

The Head Barista plays a critical role in ensuring brand standards and high-quality coffee drinks during the service, that's why we want people who have:

  • passion and experience within the specialty coffee industry,
  • a customer-oriented positive attitude,
  • the diary to accommodate flexible shifts,
  • ability to lead and inspire the team during busy hours,
  • a basic knowledge of training and experience in supporting shop management,
  • experience with manual espresso machine and dialling in grinders to extract the maximum flavour from every coffee bean.

About Black Sheep Coffee:

Founded by Eirik & Gabriel, university flat mates, who quit their jobs to #LEAVETHEHERD and embark on exciting coffee journey.

Their mission is to challenge the establishment, take down the big corporate brands, and rid the world of boring, average tasting coffee.

Black Sheep Coffee is the only retail coffee company in the world to serve 100% specialty grade Robusta Coffee in a market dominated by Arabica. We buy coffee directly at the plantations ensuring the picking, drying, and washing process adheres to the strictest of guidelines for a sustainable model that protects the environment, and everyone involved.

All our venues boast an immersive urban experience combined with music and arts and an after-work scene where coffee inspired cocktails and local spirits come together. We also support the homeless community through our free coffee boards in all our locations.

The Perks:

  • Weekly cash plan (money when you need it)
  • Flexible hours (no zero hours contracts)
  • Grow your career with advanced coffee training
  • Free coffee while working
  • Discounted food and drinks
  • Rewards for wowing your team or your customers
  • Employee Assistance Programme for when you need advice or assistance
  • A collaborative, creative, and inspiring working environment
  • Socials including Friday night drinks and pizza nights
  • Training and opportunity to progress your career
  • Free food item on shift
  • Weekly Bonus Scheme to boost your monthly earnings

Join us in leaving the herd behind and apply today!