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Company/Organization Name: 
Home for Cooperation

The Home for Cooperation is a unique community centre located in the heart of Nicosia. It is the embodiment of intercommunal cooperation, contributing to the collective efforts of civil society in their engagement with peacebuilding and intecultural dialogue. Using its sources it encourages people to cooperate with each other beyond constraints and dividing lines.  

The Home for Cooperation essentially aims to act as a bridge-builder between separated communities, memories and visions. It provides working spaces and opportunities for Non-Governmental Organisations and individuals to design and implement innovative projects. 

Today the Home has become a landmark building within the Ledra Palace crossing, UN buffer zone. It facilitates situations for people to get together and to get to know each other. The home hosts an extensive variety of cultural, artistic and educational programs with the aim to foster creativity and intercultural trust in Cyprus and internationally. 

In 2014 the Home for Cooperation was granted with the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award in the Conservation category.  The Home for Cooperation project has been supported by the European Economic Area Grants and Norway Grants.

Occupational field/Profession:

Job Opening: Cafe Staff at The Home Cafe!

The Home Cafe in Nicosia invites applications for baristas

Position:  The Home Cafe Staff

Reports to: THC Manager 

Salary: 5€ per hour net salary 

Working hours: part-time and full-time

Application deadline: 18th of August 2019

Send CV and Cover letter in English to cafe@home4cooperation.info 

General Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Café Employee is responsible for the successful operation of The Home Café. The success of the The Home Cafe is dependent on the effectiveness of the team running it. The whole operation must present a friendly and welcoming environment in which customers and staff alike feels comfortable, enjoying excellent service. While receiving guidance from the THC Manager, the successful development of the Café will depend to a large extent on the imagination, initiative, reliability and energy of the Employee. A combination of flexibility, enthusiasm, innovation and sound organizational skills is essential. The tasks may be extended and changed from time to time by agreement to meet changing circumstances.


Workplace health and safety 

All employees have a duty under the relevant Health and Safety at Work Laws to ensure that their working environment is kept free of hazards that may prove injurious to themselves, their colleagues and all those engaged in Cafe’s business, as well as any visitors. The café employees are required to have a valid food handling certificate during their work.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Apply the tasks as guided and explained by the THC Manager.
  • Input and follow the café schedule, covering different shifts as necessary
  • Being familiar and assisting in all aspects of catering including orders, invoices, preparation, service, receipts or as explained by café supervisor
  • Serves as a role customer service contact for visitors and colleagues at the café, including: answering questions, welcoming, and other external and internal communications
  • Communicates clearly the needs of the café, any concerns, problems and shortfalls with the THC Manager
  • Reliable, transparent and trustworthy when dealing with financial matters, follows rules set by café manager and H4C Governing board
  • Implements café policies and administrative functions and procedures i.e. closing and opening of cash register, catering, invoicing and logistics (when needed)
  • Excellent, clear and polite communication with vendors, suppliers, cleaning provider
  • Maintains an eye on inventory and informs the THC Manager on restocking or shortfalls
  • Responsible for keeping café area clean, neat and orderly including the toilets at all times
  • Fulfills all aspects of the daily running of the Café as indicated by café Manager including food preparation
  • Assists when necessary in the ordering and stock management processes to maintain stock levels and to help with periodic stock take
  • To acquaint himself/herself with current regulations relating to Health and Safety at Work, Food Handling and Hygiene Regulations, Fire Fighting equipment and precautions, medicines and drugs, certain age-restricted products
  • Coordinate opening and closing of The Home Café; as well as closing and opening the premises
  • Assist in functions and events management as required
  • Reports feedback on café operations to the café manager and/or H4C manager as required
  • Ensures all requirements in relation to hygiene and cleanliness are adhered to the highest standard
  • Constantly monitors menu presentation and service and provides constructive recommendations on staffing requirements, menu changes and pricing
  • Responsible for the seating layouts, protection of furniture from weather and other
  • Follows own day-to-day duties: timesheets, weekly programme, events calendar, fridge refill, stock
  • Responsible for the receipt of payments for product sale, bike rental and workshop coupons
  • Ensures time management effectiveness
  • Provides accurate cash handling
  • Following all safe working procedures and practices designed for the work
  • Eliminating, reporting or advising the manager to avoid, eliminate or minimise potential hazards when they become aware of a potential hazardous work related condition or practice
  • Ensuring that instructions to protect their health and safety are followed and all personal protective equipment provided is used and maintained
  • Ensure high levels of cleanliness and hygiene are met at all times, responsible for cleaning rota, deep clean of café area and completion of daily records for health and safety
  • Be responsible for repair and maintenance of café equipment and machinery


    Deadline of application: 
    Sunday, August 18, 2019
    Required Languages:
    Salary Information: 
    Employment type:
    Required Qualifications/Skills: 
    • Must be highly motivated
    • Excellent manners, politeness
    • Professional service
    • Attention to presentation
    • Fluent in English language and (Greek or Turkish)
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Experience in food and beverage operations
    • Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as necessary