The Sunshine Kitchen
The Sunshine Kitchen

Charity registered in Scotland SC048338

The Sunshine Kitchen is a kitchen project for young adults with additional needs, who need ongoing support to be part of a working environment. Our young people attend activities voluntarily and in return they have the opportunity to learn how to make and market food products and to gain fun and rewarding experiences as part of a working team. We use a kitchen facility in Cupar, Fife where we make food to sell at local markets and events and provide catering. We also get together outside the kitchen for sales and marketing activities.

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Sessional Lead

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Cupar
  • Closing 17th February 2020

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who share our mission of empowering young adults with additional support needs to lead fuller lives.

You will be a strong team player with great communication skills, have the ability to work under pressure, and above all be passionate and committed to the development of the young adults within the project.

You will need to be willing to undergo training and to work under the guidance of the project leaders.

Job Purpose

The role involves managing a kitchen session where the purpose is to enable a group of up to six young adults with additional support needs to prepare food items which will be for sale at local markets and events. In this role you will work with one other supporting member of staff and, when appropriate, volunteers, to facilitate the smooth and safe running of the session. You will provide excellent support to the young adults using agreed methods, and will ensure that other staff do likewise. Training in supporting adults with additional support needs in this setting will be given to the successful candidate. You will demonstrate high standards of food hygiene and kitchen safety at all times.

You will need

  • An interest in working with young adults with additional support needs including autism.
  • Competency in the kitchen and a knowledge of food preparation.
  • To be educated to FE level or above
  • Emotional and physical resilience to meet the challenges and demands of the role.
  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with additional support needs (desirable).
  • To be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene qualification or above (or willing to undertake this qualification prior to starting the role)
  • The Sunshine Kitchen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure will be conducted for the successful applicant.
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