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Community & Social Enterprise Cafe Lead

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,000
  • Penicuik
  • Closing 5th December 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd November 2021
  • Hours 37.5 per week. Permanent contract. Weekend and potential evening work required
  • Pension contribution (3%) and 28 days annual leave.


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.

Application notes

For more information please contact a member of the Management Committee on .


Please supply:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter (max 1 side A4) - please outline experience, examples and motivation.
  • Please provide name and contact details of 2 people who can provide references.
  • To be sent to:

Closing date for application: 5 December (midnight)

Interviews to be held at the Storehouse 14 December