Position: Kitchen Supervisor

Hours: 36 hours per week over 4/5 days, with some evening and weekend working

Salary: £23-26,000 per annum, depending on experience

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

Closing date: Monday 21st March 2022 at noon

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 to 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:

Space Kitchen is recruiting for a Kitchen Supervisor to be a key member of the team, ensuring efficient production of high quality food for Space Community Café and external catering events.

The Kitchen Supervisor will:

  • Produce a high standard of fresh food dishes, adhering to recipes and stock control procedures.
  • Take a lead role in the day-to-day kitchen operations including provision of on the job support to a small team of catering assistants, trainees and volunteers to develop their skills and confidence.
  • Maintain Food Safety and Health & Safety standards.
  • Be a role model within the kitchen, sharing best practice and efficient ways of working in a constructive way.

The right person for this role will have at least 2 years experience of working in a professional kitchen at CDP or Sous Chef level.
You will have strong knowledge of HACCP and Food Safety regulations.

And most importantly you will demonstrate your ability to go about your work with a calm and patient approach.

Please read the Job Description for full details of the role and the skills and experience we require.

How to apply

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

Email your application pack to admin@spacescot.org

We anticipate this role will receive a high standard of applications and so reserve the right to close the window early. Please do submit at your earliest opportunity.

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