This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as part of the Penicuik Storehouse social enterprise, building the success of our community owned shop, café and community space in Penicuik High Street and supporting the hard work of our volunteers. We’re looking for someone who’s excited by an opportunity to work with and support a mixed group of volunteers, and sessional paid staff creating delicious, healthy food and vibrant community hotspot. You will have experience of customer service and working in a food service environment, and critically you’ll be a flexible and solid team player.
About the Storehouse
The Penicuik Storehouse, its cafe and other projects are overseen by the Shareholders of the Penicuik Community Alliance, a Community Benefit Society. As a social enterprise we have set ourselves the mission to bring people together and make our community more resilient.
In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to help enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life.
However, we are much more than just a shop: We run a small community cafe and production kitchen, and we provide space for community groups , workshops and events. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Glasgow Women’s Aid provides information, support and temporary accommodation for women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. We have refuge accommodation, follow on services and outreach services both for women and children across Glasgow.
As an Outreach Worker you will be in the community engaging children and young people in our service and providing therapeutic 1-1 support and therapeutic focused group work to young people. You will also work closely with partner organisations, promoting the service and raising awareness. You will work predominantly in schools providing support to children who have experienced domestic abuse at home.
Glasgow Quakers are looking for someone to manage our city-centre Victorian building sympathetically and effectively, and do the administration alongside that, promoting it through room hire as a resource for the surrounding community and for Quakers.
24 hours per week worked flexibly over three days, including one evening.
The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre is emergency accommodation for people who are sleeping rough through the winter months.
We require temporary staff who will work constant night shift for 30 weeks (one week on, one week off). You will work in Edinburgh in conjunction with volunteers who provide meals and support from 7.45pm to 8am, with an hour break. Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of the service user group and a working knowledge of MS Office. An SVQ3 in Health & Social Care/Promoting Independence is desirable.
Team Leader hours may become available too.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require an enhanced disclosure and membership of the PVG scheme.
We have an exciting vacancy for an enthusiastic café manager for our new community café! This pilot project (initially 2 days a week for one year) will develop the Christian witness of our already successful Church Centre.
We are seeking a motivated person to take forward the exciting position of managing our Church Centre’s new café, initially in a pilot project (2 days per week for one year). The cafe manager will have a passion for the people visiting our Church Centre and must be able to create and maintain a warmly hospitable cafe environment for the local community, showing Christian love in action. Overseen by the minister and the Kirk Session, who support the Centre Management Team, the successful candidate must be able to work with the Ministers, staff and volunteers, including volunteer helpers from the local secondary school with whom we are forming a partnership.
About the Role
This position requires a friendly, imaginative and professional cook with experience of working within a residential setting and with service users recovering from drug and/or alcohol misuse.
The post holder will be expected to take care of the kitchen and be responsible for food safety in accordance with local and national guidance. As a unit, we support a variety of nutritional and dietary needs so knowledge around catering for individual specifications would be a necessity.
Good communication skills are required and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of staff members. The post holder will be required to undergo mandatory training and to attend meetings as required.
The Passmores House service is a 23 bedded residential detoxification and rehabilitation unit. The applicant will be required to work within a Multi-Disciplinary Team structure, comprising of nurses, doctors, psychologist, complementary therapists, counsellors, recovery workers and volunteers. The unit has developed a health education programme based on relapse prevention. We offer regular supervision and annual appraisal. Personal and professional development is positively encouraged and courses are available for further learning and education links exist.
To see the generous range of benefits we offer at WDP – including health and wellbeing initiatives, financial perks and development opportunities – visit our Benefits Package
Our mission is the prevention and relief of poverty in East Lothian through the provision of emergency food, signposting services and ‘More than Food’ projects, working with service users and in partnership with our stakeholders. Compassion, care & dignity are at the heart of everything we do. You can find out more about our values and strategy here. We’ll always be there for anyone who needs our support, but we want to see a future where emergency food isn’t needed at all.
There may always be a need for our crisis food service, but we believe with the right team in place we are well placed as an organisation to increase delivery of a range of services and projects to a scale that can have an impact on reducing demand for crisis food interventions and on the issues that contribute to food poverty and insecurity in East Lothian.
The East Lothian Foodbank Referrals Co-ordinator is at the frontline of our crisis service. As the first point of contact for our clients and referral partners you must be a confident communicator who can work well managing multiple tasks in a busy environment. Duties will include processing referrals for emergency food parcels received via phone, email and online. You will be expected to handle client and referral partner information in line with data handling policy and procedures, notifying Foodbank Manager and Operations Coordinator of specific requests or requirements. You will be taking care of day-to-day contacts and building relationships with partners, clients and others with regards to our crisis service. It is important to us that you have a positive, can-do attitude and be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure those we support can access our crisis service and are signposted to other services as required. The role holder will also support the work of the Communications and Outreach Manager as required.
This role is key to ensure we maintain our crisis food service to ‘gold standard’. The Referrals Co-ordinator must maintain good working relations, not only with our referral agents and partners, but also with our volunteers. The core values of East Lothian Foodbank must always be observed and promoted to ensure we offer the best possible support to those in food crisis.
Our Food Education team are passionate about cooking, teaching people about the health benefits of using fresh ingredients to make meals from scratch, and passing on budgeting tips for keeping food bills as low as possible whilst eating well. We also place enormous importance on the social benefits of cooking and sharing a meal with others.
This role will help deliver our Community Cook club programmes to young people in schools and other youth setting across Edinburgh. The aim is to help them learn new skills, develop a sense of belonging and self-worth, enjoy the ‘here and now’, and build new relationships.
We are looking for someone who shares our passion for good food and who also understands and appreciates the power that food and eating together has to support people’s mental health and wellbeing. You should have excellent communication skills, experience of working in a group setting, and the ability to demonstrate our values of compassion, respect, integrity, and innovation in the work that you do.
Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
The Employee will carry out the whole duties pertaining to the post of Church Officer which shall include: -
1. Preparation for and attendance at the usual diets of worship on Sundays, including communion service. Such preparation will include the laying of the covers for communion services.
2. Subject to the overall direction of the Minister, the Employee will, in connection with these duties, act on the instructions of the Session Clerk.
3. Preparation for and attendance at the Sunday School services and any special services. Subject to the overall direction of the Minister, the Employee will, in connection these duties, act on the instructions of the Leader of the Sunday School, the Deputy Leader or the Secretary.
4. Preparation of the premises for all services, meetings etc. including the heating, airing and general making ready thereof.
5. After all services, etc. the Employee shall be responsible for effectively tidying up and cleaning the premises, arranging for the laundering of communion tablecloths and towels, washing up and putting away all dishes, utensils, etc. used.
6. The Employee shall be responsible for keeping the premises thoroughly clean and tidy on a Sunday, taking such cleaning action as required.
7. If any repairs are required to the premises or their furnishings, the Employee will forthwith report the same to the Session Clerk.
8. At all diets of worship on Sundays and weekdays [if required] the Employee shall be suitably dressed, further guidance is available from Minister.
9. The employee will be responsible to the Minister and assist him/her in their duties.
10. Such additional duties as may reasonably be requested by the Employer from time to time.
11. The employee will make sure that the offering is placed in the secure location as agreed with the Minister
12. The employee will set up the main hall for refreshments following the service.
13. The employee will buy tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits etc. for after service fellowship and present receipts to treasurer for reimbursement
14. After the service the employee will assist in the making, distributing of refreshments Then after the clearing of refreshments etc. tidying away table and chairs etc.
15. The employee will follow all Scottish Government and Church of Scotland guidelines, and implement in relation to their duties as Church officer.
16. A live church connection is desirable, as a reference will be asked for by your Minister/Pastor/Priest
This is not an exhaustive list of duties and may be altered as required
A live church connection is desirable.
Additional hours may be available to act as church officer for funerals, weddings etc.
Are you an individual with a particular passion and strategic vision to develop a local community owned asset with a strong, democratic value base?
Bridgend Farmhouse is a successful award winning community benefit society with charitable status based in South East Edinburgh. Following an effective campaign, it gained community ownership of the land in 2015 and has become a thriving community hub where people meet to carry out creative, physical, and purposeful activities and to share skills and knowledge with others. The organisation works to address social inequalities, reduce isolation and loneliness, strengthen community involvement, build local resilience, develop environmental education and stewardship, and support people to be active agents in their life. In 2021, Bridgend Farmhouse received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can get in the UK.
Bridgend’s Board of Directors/Trustees is elected annually from a base of 400+ community shareholders, predominantly local, who aim to create a Sociocracy model of working together. The Board is currently steering change within our community hub and after a wide consultation we are now implementing the findings of a change management process. You would be joining at an exciting time when Bridgend Farmhouse is emerging from the recent lockdowns and beginning to slowly re-engage with its local community.
Role and responsibilities of Bridgend Farmhouse Directors/Trustees:
Bridgend Farmhouse Directors/Trustees have a generic role in ensuring that the organisation meets its vision, aims, and objectives and fulfils the requirements of its regulatory bodies.
We are keen to invite people living in South East Edinburgh – with experience of governing organisations and passionate about community development – to sit on our Board of Directors/Trustees.
Our Directors/Trustees are expected to:
What kind of person are we looking for?
We are particularly keen to recruit people with specialist skills in:
We consider it is our responsibility to promote diversity at the workplace. We encourage applications from all the ethnic minority backgrounds.