Position: Catering Assistant

Hours: 36 hours per week over 5 days, predominantly Mon - Fri with some evening and weekend working

Salary: £21,770 per year  (equivalent to £11.63 per hour)

Annual Leave:  32 days in year one, increasing to 37 days from year two. This includes some public holidays and two-week closure over Christmas.

Pension: 5% employers contribution 

Benefits: Access to Employee Assistance Programme

Location: The Broomhouse Hub, EH11 3RH

Requirements:  Full driving license 

Do you want to work for an organisation that truly cares about its staff?

Do you want to use your skills to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of families every week?

If the answer is yes, Space Kitchen is for you!

About Space:

Over the course of the pandemic, Space Kitchen produced 285,700 meals for people in South West Edinburgh. Along with our neighbours The Broomhouse Growers, we grew and harvested 685kg of fruit and vegetables to give to the local community.

Space is a Scottish charity working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

Space is based within The Broomhouse Hub, a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people, and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

More information about Space and our projects can be found HERE


“You have been our lifeline during the pandemic; your staff have been amazing looking after us, the food has been so needed and the activity packs have kept me and the kids sane!”

“I am so happy to have given my time volunteering for this fantastic project, seeing the difference we are making to the lives of people who are struggling in such hard times. I feel proud to have been part of a team that really cares for everyone in their community”

The Role:

The Catering Assistant will be a key member of our small, friendly kitchen team at Space.

It will be a varied role, with no two days the same, duties will include:

  • Preparing and serving food within our Community Café, including making hand-made pizzas
  • Working with kitchen trainees and volunteers on basic food preparation skills and food hygiene practices
  • Making deliveries for our external catering events, using a company vehicle
  • Collecting stock & supplies, using a company vehicle
  • Ensuring the company vehicles are regularly maintained

At least 1 year of kitchen experience is required, but there will be lots of training opportunities including pizza making.

As driving is a key part of this role we require someone with a full, clean driving license who is confident about driving a small van.

We have trainees working within the kitchen who may have additional support needs, so all of our kitchen team must have a calm, patient, and compassionate nature.

Hours will be mostly between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, with some early evening and weekend work.

How to apply

To apply for the role please complete an Application Form   and return it along with a brief cover letter detailing where your skills and experience match the requirements of the Person Specification below.

Catering Assistant Job Description & Person Specification.

Email your application pack to admin@spacescot.org

Space & Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity