Penicuik Community Alliance
Penicuik Community Alliance
Penicuik Storehouse is a community project and social enterprise especially relevant for Penicuik to help bring local food business back to the High Street and to be a hub for people to meet, learn and support each other.

Current vacancies

Volunteer Chair wo/man

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Penicuick
  • Closing 26th August 2020

The Penicuik Community Alliance Ltd trades under the name of Penicuik Storehouse. We are a vibrant and dynamic social enterprise situated in the town centre of Penicuik. As a Community Benefit Society, we are working to create a sustainable community hub which includes a grocery store, where we concentrate on low mileage good quality and environmentally friendly products, café, indoor market and events space. This year we are delighted to receive funding from the Scottish Government for a Climate Challenge two year project which is currently underway.

Currently we have four employees and a team of enthusiastic volunteers. The enterprise is overseen by a volunteer management committee of ten who, individually, have a variety of skills and experience to match their roles. Our meetings currently take place virtually every fortnight.

We are looking for someone who has sound experience of the third sector and can bring out the best in our committee by steering the meetings constructively and effectively. The following list describes the tasks required:

  • Represent the PCA at public meetings
  • Promote the aims and ethos of the PCA as per the business plan.
  • Arrange meetings and draw up agendas as required.
  • Manage meetings making sure that all members of the committee have their say.
  • Allocate tasks to members of the committee.
  • Be available to discuss matters with individual members of the PCA committee.
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Climate Challenge Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Penicuik and local community locations
  • Closing 12th May 2020

To develop, manage, implement and report on a 2-year project ‘The Penicuik Community Climate Action Challenge’ that aims to raise people’s understanding of the climate emergency and what they can do towards low carbon, zero waste living.

The post-holder will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.