Charity registered in Scotland SC043998
The Pantry Officer will be responsible for managing and leading on the day to day operations of the Green House Pantry based in Craigmillar. The Pantry will work with the Your Local Pantry franchise scheme.
The Pantry Officer will be expected to:
Our intention is for The Green House to open as a Food Pantry three days/week, and be used as a community food space outside of these times, providing a location for workshops, classes etc which would be delivered by our Community Food Officer. Our goal is for the Pantry to have a regular membership of approximately 200 within six months of the start of the post, such that it becomes a self-financing social enterprise.
The Green House is a shop unit leased by the Community Alliance Trust (CAT). It has a good central location on Niddrie Mains Road. We intend for the Green House to play a large role in the Community Alliance Trust’s community food hub project developed in response to food insecurity/poverty in the Craigmillar area.
The Community Alliance Trust
Community Alliance Trust (CAT) is a development trust, and is a non-profit distributing organisation set up by the Community Regeneration Forum in 2011 to develop community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the Craigmillar area and improve the quality of life of Craigmillar residents.
We are currently running a community food hub project which seeks to support households in food insecurity. The project has several strands including local food growing, community food work and the pantry.
Charity No: SC043998
The Community Alliance Trust (CAT) is an independent registered Scottish Charity and the Development Trust for Greater Craigmillar. It was established in 2011 in response to the stalled regeneration programme in Craigmillar. It currently runs the White House, a beautiful art deco building which is a community hub that has two sitting tenants one, the café (White House Kitchen) and the other an educational organisation (IntoUniversity). It is also the head office for the Trust. CAT has a social enterprise arm, the Community Alliance Trading Enterprise (CATE). The other building CAT has is “The Green House” which is the home of the Craigmillar Pantry, a co-operative that supplies affordable food and goods to its local members. In addition to that CAT manages a 3G pitch and also looks after several community growing projects. The Trust is governed by a board of Trustees and employs a team of staff to manage the facilities and projects, to deliver the Trusts strategy. CAT has 8 staff currently funded through grant awards from the Scottish Government or the Local Authority.
Our vision is that Greater Craigmillar is a good place to be; has a quality of life that can be enjoyed by everyone, with a thriving community and opportunities for all. Our mission is to support the community by providing necessary funded projects that also contribute to community life, with good quality affordable facilities providing space for community participation.
Due to retirement CAT is now searching for its next Trust Manager to build on, and further evolve the services and footprint of CAT. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who is willing to sustain and develop our portfolio of projects and social enterprises as part of the ongoing regeneration process in Craigmillar. The ideal candidate will have a track record of business delivery including managing a social enterprise and properties, as well as a sound understanding of community development/regeneration in Scotland.
Key Skills and Experience
Main Tasks/Key Responsibilities
Salary commensurate with background and experience.
Initially the post is for 4 days per week.