Salary: £9.36 per hour

Hours: 26 hours per week across 4 days (inc Saturdays)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Hexham

Deadline: Currently open



The Hextol Tans Café opened in 2016 and has grown in popularity as a result of the quality of food and service we provide.  We open 6 days a week Monday – Saturday, our normal trading hours are 10am-3.30pm.  The Tans is a vegetarian/vegan café where we provide working opportunities to our beneficiaries with learning disabilities and/or poor mental health.

We are recruiting an individual with the skills and flexibility to work in both the kitchen and front of house. The role will require the ability to run both the kitchen and front of house and on any given day will be responsible for one or the other area.

The working hours will be 9.30am-4pm and responsibilities include: cooking food to order and running the kitchen, maintaining the Tans hard-won reputation for quality food and service; following all health, safety and hygiene guidelines; running front of house; handling cash and card payments; keeping the café clean and tidy; and supporting and supervising our beneficiaries. 

We are looking for an individual who has catering experience or a keen interest in cooking, able to multitask, work as part of a team, is enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking and responsible and who would make a real and tangible difference to the lives of our beneficiaries.

Commitment to the welfare and development of our beneficiaries is as important in the role as catering ability.

Previous front of house experience and/or experience working with people with learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions would be preferable but is not essential.

The Hextol Foundation is an independent charitable company based in Hexham. Our purpose is to provide working opportunities to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs so they can develop their skills and self-esteem and grow in confidence, creating a positive impact on the quality of their lives.  We run several enterprises that provide safe and supported work experience and work-based training for adults with learning disabilities and metal ill-health. See for more information about us.

You will receive a full induction, comprehensive training, annual leave and the chance to work in a supportive and rewarding environment.

For an application pack, please call Claire or Bruce on 01434 605253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting ref Tans Vacancy.

Appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.