Charity registered in Scotland SC020528
YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking to recruit a Kitchen Lead. The Kitchen Lead will be a member of Kirkcaldy YMCA staff team responsible to The Board of Management, Kirkcaldy YMCA through the General Secretary, Kirkcaldy YMCA.
About Kirkcaldy YMCA
Kirkcaldy YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. It works to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.
The mission of Kirkcaldy YMCA is to provide and support quality programmes aimed at physical, social, mental and spiritual development, especially for young people, to enable their development and growth, wholeness and maturity in Christ and contribution to the wider community.
In achievement of delivery, Kirkcaldy YMCA operates as a vibrant community hub from its bases at the HQ and soon at the new Gallatown Hub facility. Our outreach work for the community benefit of children, young people and families provides a wide range of programmes all year round involving core staff, sessional staff and a large number of volunteers. The programmes are delivered predominately by grant funding.
Kirkcaldy YMCA has traditionally run lots of different events and offers room hire. Any profits from these activities are returned to the charity to support our volunteering and education programmes. The vision of the Café is to offer an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone to visit and to enjoy a cuppa with some freshly prepared goods whilst connecting with community members and workers to benefit their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. The kitchen and café will provide opportunities for local people to learn catering skills through our community food activities.
YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking for someone who can lead on community food activities and training and who will also oversee the daily operations of our establishment’s kitchen and staff. As the Kitchen Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring that HACCP House rules and all aspects of food safety are adhered to, with appropriate record-keeping and maintained.
You will ensure relevant training is undertaken by other kitchen staff and volunteers and support the development of their cooking, baking and food management skills.
YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking for someone to carry out the role in a manner that ensures that all activities undertaken fully reflect the vision and values of the organisation
Kirkcaldy YMCA is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Similar to each YMCA, we are an individual, autonomous, self-governing entity that affiliates to the national voice of the Scottish National Councils of YMCAs. Through this affiliation, Kirkcaldy YMCA becomes part of the world alliance of YMCAs.
Established in Kirkcaldy in 1886, the Association has delivered its charitable mission for 136 years.
Globally, YMCA is an inclusive Christian Youth Organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. The YMCA, as a movement, works to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives.
Kirkcaldy YMCA exists to provide and support quality programmes aimed at physical, social, mental, and spiritual development, especially for young people, to enable their development and growth, wholeness and maturity in Christ and contribution to the broader community.
We operate as a vibrant community hub from our HQ premises and the new Gallatown Hub community facility. We also provide housing support through our accommodation unit and scattered flats as well as deliver outreach work for the community benefit of children, young people, and families. We offer a wide-ranging programme of activities all year round through our dedicated staff teams, sessional employees, and volunteers. Our programmes are delivered predominantly through grant funding.
Our success comes from our long-term relationships with our stakeholders and beneficiaries and our excellent knowledge and insight into the local community and the needs of our children, young people, and families.
About the Chief Executive Officer position
We are seeking an inspirational leader who can steer us through change, lead on delivering our ambitious strategic plans, develop our existing programmes and partnerships, and ultimately enable the continuity of our charitable purposes.
Over the next 12 months, you'll be responsible for delivering the following:
To be successful in this position
The Chief Executive Officer role involves a high level of responsibility with pivotal decision-making affecting the future of the Association, its beneficiaries, and its employees. This is not an entry-level position; it will require at least two years of experience in Community Education and Youth Work Leadership, ideally in a similar organisation.
Success in this role requires the jobholder to fully understand community education, community learning and development, and business administration functions and systems.
You'll also need to demonstrate the following abilities:
In return, we offer
The Business Services Manager is responsible for keeping the operation of Kirkcaldy YMCA running smoothly by planning, organising, directing, and coordinating all administrative and business development functions of the organisation. This role provides a critical link between the business services plan and the organisation’s ability to deliver its charitable purpose.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
To develop community mentors and volunteers within the link up activities and groups which bring people in the Gallatown community together to undertake mutually beneficial activities, leading to increasing confidence and capacity of the individuals involved and to continue to empower the community’s effectiveness in addressing its own problems.
Link Up Gallatown project commenced in 2012 as part of the national Link Up programme operating in ten vulnerable Scottish communities.