Set up by charity Shoreditch Trust in 2008, the canal side Waterhouse Restaurant is one of the area's hidden gems and a great place to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Waterhouse offers visitors a unique dining experience with a deliciously tempting menu featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients, complimented by an excellent wine list.

Waterhouse is host to Shoreditch Trust's Blue Marble Training Programme providing support and training to young adults to enable them to transition into independent living and sustainable employment. 

Shoreditch Trust delivers a range of projects throughout Hackney, working to reduce social and economic disadvantage by supporting people to gain knowledge, skills and opportunities so that they can:

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Shoreditch Trust Venue & Events Coordinator, Waterhouse Restaurant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised coordinator to join our Venue and Events team. We need a great communicator who can multitask and thrive in a busy environment. The position is based at Shoreditch Trust’s social enterprise restaurant, Waterhouse. The restaurant is host to the Trust’s flagship training programme Blue Marble Training which provides support and training to young adults to enable them to transition into independent living and sustainable employment. Income generated from this enterprise provides a revenue stream to support Blue Marble Training and the coordinator position supports the positive learning environment in the restaurant. This challenging and rewarding role is ideally suited to someone who combines experience of working in a dynamic Front of House setting with an active interest in and experience of supporting young people that are experiencing challenging circumstances in their lives.


Hours: 35 hours per week – typically Monday–Friday (some evenings and weekends will be required on a rota basis).


Main tasks: The work plan will be primarily divided between 3 priority areas: Coordination of day to day operations of Waterhouse Restaurant / Stock management and coordination of maintenance / Reporting
This will include: Enabling the smooth operational running of the restaurant - welcoming customers, taking orders, serving food and ensuring that the centre is a presentable, welcoming and accessible space; Line managing a small team of Front of House staff; and coordinating restaurant and private event bookings.


Role description and personal specification: You can download a job description and personal specification here.


Salary: £22,000 per annum


Contact: For more information, please contact Fatima Aihoud: info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk ¦ 020 7033 8545.


To apply, send your CV and a covering letter outlining how your experience matches our role description to info@shoreditchtrust.org.uk with the reference ‘STVEC03’, accompanied by a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by 9am Tuesday 9th August 2017.


You can also post your application to:

Fatima Aihoud

Ref: STVEC03
Shoreditch Trust
8 Orsman Road
London N1 5QJ

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th August 2017.

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Front of House Floor Staff

If you’re passionate about food, energetic and would love to work in a stunning location – this is the role for you.

Reports to: Venue and Events Manager
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Contract: Casual
Hours: Shift work
Duration: On-going
Based at: 10 Orsman Road, London, N1 5QJ

Essential skills


Please send a CV and cover letter describing how your skills/experience matches our requirements to georgia@shoreditchtrust.org.uk


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Blue Marble Training

The Trust’s Blue Marble Training programme provides high quality pastoral support alongside the chef skills training to aid a successful transition to independent living through stable employment. The programme provides training, mentoring and work experience that help care leavers, ex-offenders and other vulnerable young people to be more independent, develop skills, gain qualifications and access opportunities to achieve long-term careers in the food and hospitality industry.

Many of the candidates come from challenging family and social circumstances with multiple indicators of disadvantage.  The risk of entrenched social exclusion is high as a result of these barriers.   Young people arrive on the programme often feeling like they have little to contribute, that the issues they are facing at home and in their communities will never go away and that they have little control over their own lives.

Our programme not only provides training but also offers one to one leadership coaching, counselling, group physical fitness sessions and support around diet and nutrition.  These additional activities that take place outside of the training kitchen and provide valuable time for trainees to talk through and identify their strengths and give them control over their own lives. Though we provide guidance and support to overcome some of these issues, the programme is designed to actively encourage young people to take the lead and drive the change.  

Key to providing a meaningful setting for the training is Waterhouse Restaurant, established as an enterprise by Shoreditch Trust in 2008, which is open to the public and provides trainees with real industry experience in a live setting.

The money you spend in Waterhouse Restaurant supports our Blue Marble Training programme. Thank you.

Check out the '3angrymen' produced mini-documentary about our Blue Marble Training programme...

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Waterhouse Restaurant Reservations

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020 7033 0123



Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm


Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm



Please note that we will be closed on Monday 28th August (bank holiday).


Address: 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

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