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Café Project Development Worker:

Community Café Project Development Worker (Part-time)

SPARC (Stockport Progress & Recovery Centre)

Stockport SK2 6RE

Approx. 14 hours per week over 3 days (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

£9.94 per hour

SPARC (Stockport Progress and Recovery Centre) is a local charity which provides support to adults in the Stockport area who experience mental health problems.

We offer a range of leisure, therapeutic, educational and social activities and facilities, which we have developed in consultation with our members, and our aim is to promote integration and mental and social wellbeing.

To find out more about SPARC and what we do, please visit our website:

The vacancy

We are looking for someone who has experience of cooking and catering and who is passionate about providing support to people who are experiencing, or recovering from, mental health problems. 

This is an exciting new project which involves not only using your cooking skills but also supporting our service users with building employment and life skills and confidence, setting them up well to move into a job out in the community. 

Our ideal candidate will be a great communicator and organiser and will find it easy to relate to, and get on with, others.  It would be great if you had a Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification (or equivalent), although it is not essential.

You will set up and develop a community café based at the SPARC centre in Stockport.  You will design and deliver a menu of healthy meals for sale (currently via a takeaway service) and build a team of volunteers to support the service. 

How to apply

Click on the below application form, download and email the completed form to Pete Wooldridge (using the address at the bottom of this page), before Friday 12th February 2021.

If you would like to apply, please ensure we receive your completed application form by Friday 12th February 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place w/c 22nd February 2021.

Please note: We are committed to safer recruitment.  Satisfactory references, evidence of the correct permission to work in the UK and the commitment to apply for an enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required before the successful applicants could take up the posts.

Please see the below links for the application, job description and person specification.

Please send queries and completed application forms to

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call 0161 429 9744 and ask for Pete.

Please download and fill in the below application form. Paper copies are also available upon request.

Person Specification

Job Description

Application Form