United Baristas now offers a bespoke, personal recruitment service called Talent Search

Let us build you a recruitment shortlist with the best coffee talent available

Talent Search

Benefit from our professional network and personal relationships to find the hire you’re looking for

Tim Ridley
Founder, United Baristas
Phil Wain
Coffee journalist & educationalist

We probably already know the person that you are looking for

Using our combined two decades of industry experience and connections, we can produce a shortlist of candidates for your job vacancy. We specialise in professional coffee roles (head barista and shop management roles up to and including business management) in the London area.

Talent Search benefits

 Headhunting and talent scouting: we’ll put forward a shortlist of two – four candidates for face-to-face meetings that are suitable for your job vacancy

 Confidential approaches: let us ascertain your target’s availability and level of interest

  A simple one-off fee of £399 (+ VAT, if any); no retainers, commissions or placement fees


A recruitment service for today’s recruitment

Talent Search has been developed to meet the needs of coffee companies and the industry’s talent.

Professional Coffee Roles

Generally we recruit for the most senior barista roles, and shop management, as well as other professional coffee roles including roasting, sourcing, marketing and management.

London focused

We specialise in jobs based in the London area.

Direct relationships

In general, we only provide introductions for coffee companies. If you’re an agency please contact us to see if your search requirements fall within our scope of work.

A clear focus

Specific information is required, including:

• a full position description
• your organisation’s values
• a list of essential and desired skills
• a credible renumeration package

Personal introductions

We’ll set up face-to-face meeting between you and two – four candidates. There’s no application forms, CVs, or mucking around, just quality candidates. Think of this service as skipping the job vacancy advertising and long-list stages of recruitment and jumping straight to interviews with a shortlist of candidates.