Catering Manager

  • Part time
  • £23,100 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th February 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd January 2023
  • Hours: Part Time role for 24 hours per week. Permanent contract – either one person or 2 people job sharing Salary £15,840 (£23,100 pro-rated) - allocated based on hours worked if shared


We are looking for one or two Catering manager(s) to lead the Swing Café located within Colinton Parish Church. The café is staffed by a team of volunteers, who will be led by the Catering manager(s).

About the Role

The Swing Café opened in 1999 and is run as a not-for-profit venture to reach out to the local community and visitors to the Colinton area. It is currently open on Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

The role of Catering Manager will be a 24-hour per week role, to be carried out either by one person, or by two people job-sharing. The working hours are flexible. Administration and planning time can be either within or outside the opening hours of the Café but there will need to be some time on site during opening hours to interact, supervise and manage the team of volunteers on a regular basis.

The Catering Manager(s) will be responsible for managing their own time.

Key responsibilities

• Manage the day-to-day operations of the Swing Café

• Support the Minister and Kirk Session to develop outreach activities involving the Swing Café

• Manage the team of volunteers including staff rotas, training, supervision and additional volunteer recruitment

• Ensure that the kitchen equipment is sufficient and in good working order

• Ensure all Environmental Health requirements are met

• Develop and propose new menu ideas, reflecting demand ensuring the Café covers its costs

• Oversee stock control and manage the weekly and bulk shopping requirements

• Liaise with the volunteer finance assistants to assist in book-keeping activities

Key skills, knowledge and experience:

• Excellent interpersonal skills to engage with a wide cross section of people

• Enthusiasm for working with and developing volunteers

• Interest in food and healthy eating, preferably with experience of working in the catering industry either paid or as a volunteer

• A good standard of computer literacy

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to plan, prioritise and work as part of a team

• Sympathetic to the church and community ethos and values of the Café

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

• Experience of working in a catering environment

• Knowledge of health and safety in the workplace

• Up to date knowledge of food hygiene procedures

• Till operation and payment handling

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Interviews for this position will be conducted in the week beginning 20 or 27 February 2023.

Further information is available in the Job Information Pack below

To apply, please email your CV together with any relevant information to

If you require any further information or wish to discuss the role further, please email your enquiries to