Kitchen Lead

  • Full time
  • £22,100
  • Kirkcaldy YMCA Gallatown Hub/Kirkcaldy YMCA
  • Closing 30th July 2021

  • Advertised from 8th July 2021
  • Hours: 32 per week. Contract: Temporary 2 year fixed.


YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking to recruit a Kitchen Lead. The Kitchen Lead will be a member of Kirkcaldy YMCA staff team responsible to The Board of Management, Kirkcaldy YMCA through the General Secretary, Kirkcaldy YMCA.

About Kirkcaldy YMCA

Kirkcaldy YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none. It works to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.

The mission of Kirkcaldy YMCA is to provide and support quality programmes aimed at physical, social, mental and spiritual development, especially for young people, to enable their development and growth, wholeness and maturity in Christ and contribution to the wider community.

In achievement of delivery, Kirkcaldy YMCA operates as a vibrant community hub from its bases at the HQ and soon at the new Gallatown Hub facility. Our outreach work for the community benefit of children, young people and families provides a wide range of programmes all year round involving core staff, sessional staff and a large number of volunteers. The programmes are delivered predominately by grant funding.

Kirkcaldy YMCA has traditionally run lots of different events and offers room hire. Any profits from these activities are returned to the charity to support our volunteering and education programmes. The vision of the Café is to offer an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone to visit and to enjoy a cuppa with some freshly prepared goods whilst connecting with community members and workers to benefit their social, emotional and mental wellbeing. The kitchen and café will provide opportunities for local people to learn catering skills through our community food activities.

Job Purpose:

YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking for someone who can lead on community food activities and training and who will also oversee the daily operations of our establishment’s kitchen and staff. As the Kitchen Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring that HACCP House rules and all aspects of food safety are adhered to, with appropriate record-keeping and maintained.

You will ensure relevant training is undertaken by other kitchen staff and volunteers and support the development of their cooking, baking and food management skills.

YMCA Kirkcaldy is looking for someone to carry out the role in a manner that ensures that all activities undertaken fully reflect the vision and values of the organisation

Application notes

For more information, including details on the Person Specification, click here.

Applicants should e-mail or call YMCA Kirkcaldy 01592 645 530 for an application form.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 30 July 2021.