Social Enterprise Café Chef / Trainer

Parklea Association Branching Out Ltd

Social Enterprise Café Chef / Trainer

£22750

Parklea Association Branching Out Ltd, Fyfe Shore, Inverclyde

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 7 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 5186dca2c6e9413ba3eae28209126b73

Full Job Description

PBO is expanding the opportunities it offers to our client base and the wider community through the development of a Community Hub & Café. Within the café we will provide real training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism who are looking to gain experience and skills with a view to progressing into employment or further education.
We have an exciting opportunity for an appropriately experienced individual to join our team within our new Community Cafe. The successful applicant will be responsible for running the kitchen, ensuring all Food Safety Policies based on HACCP standards are followed and providing training and mentoring to students and volunteers.
The Community Café Chef will work closely with the Café Development Officer to ensure the smooth operation of the café for both the students and the customers., To deliver the day to day running of the café kitchen with support from the Café Development Officer and volunteers, ensuring it runs efficiently and professionally, with consistent and high-quality products and customer service.

To ensure that the cafe environment will be an inclusive learning experience which enables people with additional support needs to develop their skills for their future.

To create a menu, in conjunction with the Café Development Officer that will cater for all dietary requirements and generate an income for the organisation.

Ensure all staff, trainees and volunteers comply with health and safety and food hygiene legislation. To deliver customer service and safe working practices through training to provide high quality practical skills attainment.

To ensure that all necessary food safety checks are carried out timeously and recorded appropriately and any necessary corrective action is discussed with the Café Development Officer and implemented promptly.

To order stock and maintain stock control levels, ensuring money/stock is not wasted.

  • Food Safety/Catering Certificate level 3.

  • Experience of working/cooking in a busy commercial kitchen

  • Ability to use own initiative and work unsupervised

  • To be flexible

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Excellent customer care skills

  • Ability to encourage and motivate others.

  • Honest, reliable and trustworthy, respecting confidentiality.

  • Good team player with the ability to work collaboratively,

  • Energetic, resourceful and a positive 'can do attitude'

  • Self-motivated, practical and able to juggle competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Patient, empathic and understanding.

  • Be commitment to empowering people with additional support needs.

  • A Full Driving Licence with Business Insurance


  • DESIRABLE
  • First Aid Certificate

  • Qualification in Social Care or equivalent

  • Qualification in training/education

  • Experience of working with/leading volunteers.

  • Involvement in community-based projects/activities

  • Experience of supporting vulnerable people

  • To identify local suppliers and other external partners

  • Knowledge of health and safety

  • Knowledge of the challenges faced by young adults with additional support

  • needs when moving on from school

    Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme
    Disability Confident
    About Disability Confident
    A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

    Parklea Branching Out (PBO) is a registered Scottish Charity, established in 1997, providing a valuable community resource within Port Glasgow, Inverclyde. We support local people with learning disabilities and other complex support needs, through a programme of therapeutic horticulture we provide structured, meaningful and progressive activities. Our aim is to empower our clients to become valued members of their local community.