Job opportunities

Upper Room Café Cook

Job Description and Specification

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team. An important part of the role is to develop and increase the ministry of the Upper Room Café and kitchen in the wider context of hospitality within our church life and community.

 Your role will be to manage the kitchen and provide food for the café and other events requiring food or refreshments.  You will be working alongside our café shift supervisors whose job it is to manage the café on a day-to-day basis.


23 hours per week

(Suggested daily hours)

Monday                    09.30 – 14.30

Tuesday – Friday     10.00 – 14.30

 Salary: £11,362 per annum

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be expected to:

 Work within the safe methods of ‘Safer Food Better Business’ food management system to ensure that food safety standards are maintained and hygiene regulations are observed at all times. This includes responsibility for cleaning of work station at the start and end of shift. Prepare ingredients and cook food items for lunch menu.  Portion, arrange and garnish food ready for service (this may be carried out with assistance from the shift supervisor and or volunteers). Produce baked goods, including cakes and scones, to serve in the café and other church or community events.

 Prepare ingredients and cook additional food items and baked goods to be frozen or stored for a later date. Make adjustments to food items to accommodate customers with allergies or specific dietary requirements.         Be responsible for food ordering and reviewing/maintaining stock control. Work with the Café Manager to regularly review and maintain menus to provide choice and take customer recommendations into account.  Assist with other duties as required by the Café Manager.

 Skills and Experience

 City & Guilds 706/1 or 706/2 Cookery Certificate or equivalent or willing to work towards a qualification

Food Safety Level 2 (at least)

Previous experience working in food preparation or as a cook and ability to follow instructions in cooking and produce food to a high standard.

Good communication skills.

Have a flexible approach and ability to adapt to different menus and cooking skills.

Ability to prioritise tasks, work well in a team and have good time management and organisational skills.

Regular training will be made available.

For further information and to apply for this role please contact: 

Jon Drayton on 0161 428 8050 or email:

Closing Date: 9.00am 8th November 2021

Youth Worker.

St Mary’s Church, Cheadle Parish PCC & Churches Together in Heald Green Youth Initiative (CTHGYI)

We are still seeking  an enthusiastic, experienced youth worker with a passion to share the good news of Jesus.

This exciting and unique opportunity will offer a full-time role shared between the two charitable Trusts with the opportunity to both disciple young people already part of church groups and reach out to those who don’t yet know God.

60% of the role will be at St Mary’s church Cheadle which has a large structure of volunteer youth work and you will be working as part of a large staff team working in all the ministries across the parish.

40% will be in Heald Green, where the mainly detached work is carried out through the Talk About God activities on behalf of CTHGYI.

The remuneration package will range between £18,117 - £24,636 PA, depending on qualifications and experience, plus pension (based on equivalent JNC Grade: Youth and Community Worker).

For more information, job description and fact sheets, either download them below or contact Jon Drayton.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be good in the role to:

Jon Drayton – or call 0161 428 8050 for a hard copy

Closing date for applications is 9.00am  16th August 2021


job description

Cafe volunteers

When pandemic restrictions allow, The Upper Room Cafe operates as a comunity cafe from our meeting rooms, The Upper Room, in the centre of Cheadle.

We are always keen to welcome enthusiastic new members to the volunteer team.

There are many different roles to suit all personalities, whether working at the front of house greeting and serving our customers or in the kitchen preparing our delicious food or operating the modern high tech dishwasher.

Whether you can help out on a regular basis or only occasionally, you would be warmly welcomed.

For more information please contact the parish office 0161 428 8050