Mustard Seed Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 25th October 2021

  • Advertised from 29th September 2021
  • 28 hours per week



1st Step Development Ventures is a community-led charity and social enterprise working in West Lothian and Falkirk. We work towards communities that make addiction recovery real by challenging stigma, supporting people to see their own strengths, and creating opportunities for them to rebuild social connections and find purpose and fulfilment in their local communities.

Our aim is to promote recovery from addiction and improve mental health and develop sustainable social enterprises that can grow as our team grows into stronger and more resilient people, at the same time as making a positive impact in our community.

We run a number of initiatives that create fulfilling opportunities for people to learn, find purpose and build up strong, supportive relationships. Before Covid-19 struck, these included a successful catering social enterprise called The Mustard Seed. The Mustard Seed was created to provide quality volunteering and employment opportunities for people affected by addiction or poor mental health. We ran regular office lunches and catered for many community events. We always prided ourselves on high standards and very tasty food. This gave our team a real sense of pride and achievement from being involved.

COVID has presented both challenges and opportunities to explore income generating ideas and a need to move forwards with a long term funding vision. We are now looking to re-launch the Mustard Seed and are recruiting an exciting new key post of Coordinator to take this forward successfully.

Job Purpose

The Mustard Seed Coordinator is an exciting new role for the right person. They will lead and train our volunteers to help develop and grow our charity. They will be able to inspire enthusiasm in hospitality, and enable our volunteers to build and strengthen their own recovery journeys. They will also work closely and collaborate with our partner agencies.

Working with the Development Manager the post-holder will:

  • Research and identify new catering/hospitality business opportunities;
  • Set up and establish two or more hospitality trading initiatives, and
  • Develop a funding and sustainability business plan for them for the next 3 years.

The post is initially on a fixed term, but our intention is to work toward making it a permanent post if possible.

Application notes

Applicants are invited to submit a CV of no more than two pages, and a covering letter of no more than two pages, setting out why you want to join us, and how you meet the person specification. These should be sent to by Monday 25th October 2021.

If you would like more information or to discuss anything in relation to the new post contact Maria Throp Development Manager 07597392931