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Food Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,936
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

  • Advertised from 16th September 2021
  • Permanent. 36 hours per week
  • 20 days annual leave in year one, increasing to 25 days in year two of employment plus 12 public holidays


Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members; enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

  • Welcoming - Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient
  • Fun- Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community
  • Creative - Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas
  • Bold - Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact
  • Trustworthy - pen, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

Space is a founder member of the Go Beyond South West Edinburgh community anchor network and participates in numerous cross-service and cross-sector collaborations in Edinburgh.

The Role

We are looking for a person who loves food; a person who will nurture people whilst developing our food-led community initiatives and forge strong networks with members of the community.

The Broomhouse Hub is located in an area of high poverty which can result in restricted access to fresh food and minimal cooking skills. The Food Manager will work to inspire, encourage and empower our members and stakeholders to gain the skills and knowledge to support a positive shift to reduce food poverty.

This role requires a creative and experienced individual to lead the operation, developing our trainees in Space Kitchen which encompasses our Café, community events, outside catering and on-site hospitality.

Space Kitchen works with Space Training Academy which supports young people and adults, many with complex barriers to employment, to develop the skills and confidence to move into work. The Food Manager will create a supportive and welcoming environment to enable staff, trainees and volunteers to achieve positive progressions through structured, documented, training programmes.

The Food Manager role requires a hands-on approach and holds responsibility for the management of the Space Kitchen team.

Accountability:Space Board of Trustees (via the Space Chief Executive)

Line Manager:Business Manager

Liaison with: Management Team, Café and Training Academy staff; wider cross-organisational services

PVG scheme membership required for this post.

Application notes

Closing date: 25/10/2021 at noon

We anticipate this role will receive a high standard of applications and so reserve the right to close the window early. Please do submit at your earliest opportunity.

Interview date: 03/11/2021

Stage 2 date: 08/11/2021

To apply please complete an application form and provide a cover letter to

Please include in your cover letter a supporting statement evidencing:

  1. how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role,
  2. explain how your experience and skills are relevant to the role you are applying for
  3. please outline where you think your values complement and coincide with those of Space

More information about Space and our projects can be found HERE