Café & Catering Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2021

  • Advertised from 18th March 2021
  • 25-28hrs pw flexible. Initial fixed term to end March 2022 & then funding dependent.


The Whiteinch Centre is a valuable, multi-use community hub facility based in the centre of Whiteinch Glasgow. After a long period of closure due to lockdown we are now looking ahead to the coming year and seeking to develop and re-establish our myriad community activities, training & wellbeing services within the Centre.

At the heart of our future development sits our café and kitchen training facility and we are seeking to recruit a skilled Catering Manager (25-28hrs per week) to help us develop our Café & Kitchen training facility over the coming year.

Overall Job Purpose

To supervise and organise daily operations of the Whiteinch Training kitchen & cafe including motivating staff and volunteers to provide excellent food and customer service.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee all café, food pantry and catering operations, including food preparation, inventory, equipment and special events
  • Help to recruit, train and supervise café staff incl volunteers & trainees
  • Prepare weekly work schedules in relation to the main kitchen, pantry & café areas
  • Oversee good quality food preparation and service
  • Maintain a consistent high standard of food quality, hygiene and health & safety
  • Ensure café costs are within budget and identify ways to increase catering income
  • Maintain records and prepare reports of daily, weekly and monthly revenues and expenses
  • Keep records of all kitchen/catering related supplies and order new stock as required
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding food or customer service
  • Support and facilitate food provision at events and with/for partner organisations
  • Suggest new menu items based on customer feedback
  • Identify strategies to retain and attract customers
  • Ensure the Kitchen & café areas are clean and tidy
  • Promotion and marketing of the café

Other Duties

  • Support the Centre Business Manager in overall Centre operations
  • Take up occasional duties which will support the success of the organisation
  • Identify & participate in any necessary training to acquire and develop skills
  • Participate in and contribute to volunteer & staff team meetings as required
  • Provide appropriate support to volunteers, interns and trainees as required
  • Ensure that work is carried out in accordance with the values, equal opportunities, policies and procedures of the Whiteinch Centre

Application notes

Closing date: 11.59pm on Wed 14th April.

To find out more about the position, please download our application form and job description/person specification below or visit our website at

To apply please email your completed application to or post/deliver to The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, G140UG

If you have any queries re. the post please either phone: 0141 950 4434 and leave a message or email our Business Manager at the email address shown above.