Learn to Earn (LtE) New Position

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23 Jul, 2018

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Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa

Learn to Earn (LtE) is a Christian skills development organisation which seeks to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually.

Job Title: Business Manager for the Ground UP project
Job Location: Cape Town

This is a permanent, full-time position

Ground UP (GU) has two aspects – a Barista Training Academy (GUA) and a Franchise Business. Launched in partnership with Bean Their Fair Trade Coffee and other key industry partners in 2014.  Ground UP Business involves the income generating activities including entrepreneurial activity and highly in demand Mobile Barista units geared to service various events across the Western Cape and business skills and mentoring for running one of the Ground UP units.


  • Implement the vision, mission and philosophy of ministry of LtE through the development of Entrepreneurs within the GU Business (GUB) franchise model. This will require the formalisation and development of the model based on a social franchising approach
  • See to the successful implementation of the model and ensure all structures, policies, processes, procedures and the mentoring of franchisees occurs successfully, resulting in the proliferation of profitable GUB trading units, whether in the form of trailers, corporate solutions or GU Express Cafés
  • Manage all logistical matters pertaining to GUB Trading Units; ensuring excellence, consistency, and reliability of service
  • Manage matters pertaining to the GUB Franchise for new business opportunities
  • Manage sales, sales targets and budgets
  • Report to the Director of Learn to Earn Development Enterprise (PTY) Ltd. on all operational, financial and strategic matters
  • Work with the Director, ED Facilitator and other staff to ensure the spiritual welfare of the organisation and spiritual growth of the staff
  • Work with Media and PR department in relation to all branding and marketing material (visual and printed)
  • Meet on a regular basis with the Management team to plan and pray together concerning strategy for LtE, particularly the GUB and the synergy with the GUA
  • Research and report on best practice methodologies and processes regarding coffee, coffee making and the industry trends
  • Strategic planning, development and implementation of the LtE Ground UP Project in Cape Town for now
  • Meet regularly with LtE role players for purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the Project including the provision of relevant reports on the growth and development of the Ground UP Project
  • Identify and establish trading opportunities for additional roll out of GUB Units
  • Lead the implementation and the ongoing development of the GUB while working closely with GUA and the ED Facilitator to ensure a pipeline of potential entrepreneurs
  • Liaise with the ED (Enterprise Development) Facilitator on the progress entrepreneurs are making, offering specialist input where required
  • Liaise with and support the Donor Developer and Resource and Partnership Developer on funding and partnering opportunities


  • Knowledge of the coffee industry and business, in particular franchising at the very least have the acumen to be able to quickly come up to speed with the industry, and concepts
  • Should be driven and adaptable, as the position initially will require a lot of time and input beyond normal working hours. This includes weekend work related to events or functions
  • Ability to work with, manage and guide people from diverse backgrounds and educational levels
  • Must be a competent barista in their own right so they are able to troubleshoot and be relieve staff
  • Has acute attention to detail, is practical and is a solution driven, especially when working on events and the issues that periodically arise
  • Have a valid driver’s license and experience in towing trailers, in particular must be able to reverse with a trailer
  • Ability to manage the financial process from budgeting to expenditure, giving full account for all facets
  • It would be advantageous to have some basic mechanical skills as well- work with tools
  • Willingness to travel in and around the City of Cape Town
  • Own transport and a valid South African driver’s license is therefore a requirement of this job role
  • Participate in weekly staff devotions and prayer meetings
  • Participate in the employer’s Annual Staff Retreat
  • We go away together for a weekend
  • Participate in the employer’s Annual Report Back Meeting and other FR Events
  • Be co-responsible for the continued development of the employer
  • Endorse and promote the employer’s Statement of Faith, Vision and Mission Statements and Statement of Principles
  • Promote the employer and obtain financial support therefore
  • Outside of the employees above responsibilities the employee will be expected to do things that fall outside of the ambit of their job description, including but not limited to sweeping, cleaning, covering for and helping other staff. This is a team ministry

To apply, submit an updated CV (excluding certificates) plus three contactable references, a letter of reference from you current church leader, and your faith journey should be sent to The Director at [email protected]

In your covering letter please indicate your current and required salary, your mobility to travel between branches and notice period with your current employer, if any.

Application Deadline: 30th July, 2018

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