Penicuik Storehouse
Penicuik Storehouse

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.

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Storehouse Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Penicuik
  • Closing 22nd May 2019

The Storehouse is a food based community hub owned by over 900 shareholding members and run by Penicuik Community Alliance. It has recently taken ownership of a large former Scotmid building where the current activity is a small grocery shop and a number of weekly independent stalls. Refurbishment work to open the rest of the ground floor is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. This will extend the shop, provide a multi-purpose community kitchen incorporating training facilities and a market and event space.

Role Description

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual to take an overview of the present community shop set up (currently operating on a wholly voluntary basis) and establish systems for its smooth daily running including designing a stock management system, reviewing food handling procedures, and introducing procedures for expanding and supporting our volunteer team. You will then oversee the expansion of the shop when building work is complete and be involved in planning the new retail and social activities. You will be enthusiastic about the Storehouse ethos of providing affordable good quality food produced as locally and ethically as possible. Applicants will have excellent communication skills, experience in retail management and a sound understanding of managing volunteers.

You will join The Storehouse at an exciting time as we take this community project to the next level.

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