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We are always on the look out for ambitious, hard working and motivated people to join the H. R. Higgins team.

If you share our passion for all things coffee and tea, we could have a position for you.

We have opportunities in all aspects of our business, from our Roastery in Whitby to our Shop and Coffee Lounge in the heart of London's Mayfair.

So whether you're interested in coffee production and roasting, sales and marketing or want to develop your barista skills and become a member of our front of house team at Duke Street, we would love to hear from you.

Just email a copy of your CV to us at with some information about what kind of role you would be interested in.

Current Vacancies

Retail Sales Assistant - Mayfair, London

We're looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for providing exceptional customer service to join our team as a Retail Sales Assistant. 

You'll be working on the shop floor selling and packing coffees and teas, providing support to the team during peak times, and ensuring our customers leave feeling satisfied with their experience.

You should have good organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as an enthusiastic and proactive attitude towards work. We'll provide full Barista training to ensure you're equipped with the skills needed to excel in your role.

To be considered for this position, you must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in customer-facing roles and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, you must have the right to work in the UK and be available to work full-time, including Saturdays. 

We offer competitive pay rates and an opportunity to work in a supportive team environment with opportunities for career development. 

If you're looking to take the next step in your career and join a dynamic team, then apply today!

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Trainee Roaster/Roastery Assistant, Whitby - Full Time (37.5 hours/week), Permanent

Working alongside the head roaster to assist with the roasting process, this role provides a unique opportunity to experience and learn the roasting process first-hand, including batch roasting coffee, profiling new coffees and following the roasting schedule. Responsibilities will include:

  • Blending coffee to match flavour profiles
  • Weighing and roasting coffee as per the daily roast schedule
  • Use roasting software to log all roasts and manage green bean inventory
  • Assist in roastery equipment maintenance and general cleaning
  • Assisting with the production team
  • Printing product labels and labelling coffee bags
  • Packaging coffee using semi-automated weighing equipment
  • Maintain and upkeep a clean safe work environment
  • Fulfilling orders for postal and local deliveries
  • Availability to work events including local festivals and food markets etc
  • Carry out weekly cupping to maintain quality and consistency in the roasting process
  • Accept green bean deliveries and input inventory onto our system

Skills, Qualities and Experience:

  • An interest in coffee
  • Mechanically apt: you will be using weighing, packing machines, pallet truck
  • Must be enthusiastic to work for a growing, independent business
  • You will be a team player and happy to get your hands dirty
  • Able to work independently, multitask and remain calm under pressure
  • Good time management skills
  • You will be enthusiastic to learn, ask questions and seek out further responsibility
  • Kind, positive, with a good work ethic and strong communication skills with the ability to
  • take direction
  • A drive to achieve and produce high quality products is essential (we'll support you with this
  • and provide you with all relevant training needed)

This role would suit an individual who is interested in learning about the speciality coffee industry and keen to work for a growing, independent business. This is a physically demanding role requiring consistency, and an eye for attention and detail will be essential. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic to learn, self-motivated and organised. Experience is not essential as full training will be given. Occasional weekends may be required.

Benefits include casual dress, company pension, employee discount, on-site parking, monthly tea and coffee allowance, and an extra day off on your birthday (in addition to 28 days' annual leave including Bank Holidays).

If you are interested in this position please send a CV with a short cover letter to

Experienced Barrister

We are looking for an experienced barista to join the team at our family run coffee business. 

Develop your barista skills and become a member of our front of house team at Duke Street, Mayfair. 

We serve a full range of espresso coffees, speciality teas, a selection of cold beverages as well as our famed pour over coffees, traditionally brewed with copper V60s. 

After 80 years in the business, we are all about passion, teamwork and making every one of our customers feel valued. 

We have full and part time positions available for an immediate start. 

Please send your CV and cover letter to

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