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Head of Site Acquisition

Redemption Roasters


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a Unique Mission-Driven Coffee Company as the Head of Property Acquisitions and Fuel Growth in an Exciting Phase of Retail Rollout


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9c York Way, London N7 9GY, UK

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Organisation summary

Redemption Roasters is not just any coffee company; we are the world's first prison-based coffee enterprise with a powerful social mission. We aim to slash reoffending rates by creating job opportunities for former inmates. With a fresh funding round secured, we are embarking on a robust retail expansion plan over the next three years, making it the perfect time to become part of our innovative team based in King's Cross, London.

  • Role Summary
  • Take the lead in expanding Redemption Roasters' coffee shop network.
  • Identify and secure strategic new locations for our specialty coffee shops.
  • Offer strategic advice on expansion and market opportunities.
  • Negotiate favorable lease terms to ensure the best deals.
  • Coordinate with various stakeholders to keep up the expansion pace and finalize deals.
  • Analyze market trends to assess potential customer traffic and retention at new sites.
  • Manage the technical setup and preparation of new locations to match our brand's high standards.
  • Role Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Real Estate, or Hospitality, with a preference for those with Real Estate Certification.
  • At least 8 years of experience in hospitality or retail site acquisition.
  • Strong negotiation skills and a history of securing favorable lease terms.
  • Keen insight into selecting sites that align with our brand's aesthetic and quality standards.
  • Well-connected within the commercial real estate market.
  • Understanding of the unique operational requirements of specialty coffee shops.
  • Ability to use analytical models to predict long-term site success.
  • Proven project management skills, handling multiple projects at once.

Benefits of Working at Redemption Roasters

  • Contribute to a meaningful social cause.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • 28 days of holiday annually, plus free coffee, tea, and discounts on our products.
  • Complimentary gym membership and social events throughout the year.
  • Opportunities for professional development and speciality coffee association training.
  • Participation in cycle to work scheme and potential for discretionary bonuses.

Equality and Diversity

Redemption Roasters celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, belief, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or history of incarceration.

Application Process Details

  • Complete our application form on HARRI, including your CV and a personal cover letter.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis—apply promptly for the best chance of success.
  • Due to high application volume, only those moving forward will receive a response.

About the job We are looking for a Head of Property Acquisitions to identify and sign the best new coffee shop locations. We’re the world’s first prison-based coffee company, on a mission to reduce reoffending rates by creating employment opportunities for prison leavers. You’ll be responsible for managing our property pipeline, identifying and signing the best new coffee shop locations. This role would suit an experienced real estate professional with a deep knowledge of London retail real estate and a strong track record of completing transactions for similar operators.

This is a particularly exciting time to join the Redemption Roasters team! Having just closed a funding round, our next phase of growth will include an extensive retail rollout over the next three years.

This is a 0.5 FTE role based at our HQ offices in King’s Cross. Please note this is not a remote job - the whole team is expected to work from our offices when not travelling etc.

What you’ll be doing Grow Coffee Shop Network : Lead the expansion of RR's coffee shop portfolio. Site Selection & Acquisition : Identify and secure strategic new locations. Expansion Strategy Advice : Provide insights on site selection and market opportunities to leadership. Lease Negotiations : Achieve favourable terms for leases. Deal Facilitation : Coordinate with stakeholders to maintain expansion momentum and finalise deals. Market Analysis : Assess site potential for customer traffic and retention. Technical Setup Coordination : Oversee the preparation and suitability of new locations.

What You Will Need to Show: Educational Background : A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business, Real Estate, or Hospitality, with a preference for Real Estate Certification. Industry Experience : At least 8 years in hospitality or retail site acquisition, with a proven track record of successful site selection for similar businesses. Negotiation Skills : A demonstrable ability to negotiate favourable terms. Site Selection Acumen : A discerning eye for sites that match brand aesthetics and the wisdom to prioritise quality over quantity. Real Estate Network : A well-established connection within the commercial real estate market. Specialty Insight : An understanding of the unique requirements of a specialty coffee shop operation. Analytical Skills : Competency in using company models to evaluate the long-term success of potential sites. Project Management : Experience in managing multiple acquisition projects simultaneously.

At Redemption, you’ll receive: The opportunity to impact people’s lives through our social mission of helping ex-offenders back into work and learning skills Competitive salary and benefits 28 days holiday per annum (including public holidays) Free coffee and tea at all our cafes 50% staff discount on bags of coffee in our cafes and online Free gym membership Departmental dinners twice per year 1x Christmas and 1x Summer party 3 professional development days allowance per year SCA training opportunities Discretionary bonuses Cycle to work scheme

Equality and diversity Redemption Roasters is an international and multicultural business with customers, suppliers, and employees from across the globe. Fostering diversity in the workplace is both right and good for business. Gender, belief, ethnicity, origins, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, age or history of incarceration doesn't matter. If you perform, you'll fit in, whoever you are. We welcome applications from people with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the speciality coffee industry.

How to apply. To apply for this role please complete our application form on HARRI,  submitting a CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed and processed on an ongoing basis. We will not wait for the deadline to progress candidates. So, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Due to the volume of applications we typically receive, we are unable to respond to candidates who are unsuccessful at the initial application stage.


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