Cook – Community Café (Communities2gether)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 23rd June 2021

  • Advertised from 8th June 2021
  • 16 hours per week. £9.54 per hour


We are recruiting for a Cook, working 16 hours over two or three days per week preparing and delivering our community-based emergency food provision from our FareShare project. Working with the Community Connector and Service Manager, you will help to support the development of our Community Café which will be used as a community resource.

The hourly rate for this post is £9.54. Funding for the project is currently confirmed until June 2022 but may be extended.

An important part of the role is to keep up to date, accurate records regarding food storage and the temperatures of fridges, freezers, and cooked foods in accordance with current environmental health legislation.

You will be required to hold a Food Hygiene certificate (REHIS intermediate or equivalent) or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.

You will build relationships with centre users, the Community Connector, wider staff team and partner agencies to support the development of a training café as we offer volunteering opportunities & placements for people to gain skills & confidence. It is important to note that the Café will also be used by other partner agencies three days per week offering opportunities for their clients.

Aberlour, funded by the Scottish Government’s “Investing in Communities Fund”, is committed to working with the people and communities of North West Dumfries to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality. Working collaboratively with the health and social care partnership and existing community partners we will connect with people and communities to identify strengths and support local people to lead on the development of local supports and community connections.

Application notes

If you are interested in this post please apply online at our website

If you have any queries please e-mail:

If you would like further information about the service and this post, please contact Amanda McAllister on 01387 325090 for an informal chat.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: Noon on Wednesday 23 June 2021

A practical test will form part of the interview process.

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991