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Training Manager

Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (and other locations as required)

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £27,876 per annum

This dynamic compassionate well organised but highly approachable and flexible person will assess the training needs of vulnerable adults often with complex needs. They will design, deliver and manage in-work and more formal group learning opportunities and accredited courses as well as provide intensive and long term support to individuals to help them move closer to achieving their goals.

Please read this Job Description and ensure you are qualified and meet the criteria before applying.

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Please download and complete the application form below

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and return to to catherine@grassmarket.org

By no later than 12 noon Friday 17th November.

Do not send in a CV or detailed covering letter

as these will not be included in your application

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the

week beginning 27th November

Thank you for your interest in this position.

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We are recruiting a full time Activity Leader

Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (and other locations as required)  

Hours:  35 per week  

Salary: £ 20,420 per annum

This creative fun dynamic compassionate well organised but highly approachable and flexible person will deliver our group activity programme as well as take responsibility for day-to-day operations of our Tartan textiles social enterprise and any other opportunities that emerge.

Please read this Job Description and ensure you are qualified and meet the criteria before applying.

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Please download and complete the application form below

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and return to tommy@grassmarket.org

By no later than 12 noon Friday 17th November.

 Do not send in a CV or detailed covering letter

as these will not be included in your application

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the

week beginning 27th November

Thank you for your interest in this position.

AGM 2017

You are very warmly invited to the Annual General Meeting of Grassmarket Community Project
on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 5.30pm [finish 6.30pm] at the Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA

Come and hear about the achievements of our members, volunteers and the project in 2016/17.
Learn about how you – our members, volunteers, partners, referral agencies, funders, donors, customers and suppliers have achieved so much for so many of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable.
Enjoy the sounds of the Grassmarket Community Project Choir (a mix of members, volunteers and staff)
Share and influence the vision, ambitions, ideas, hopes and dreams we have as a charity and how we intend to support our members in 2018

Please RSVP to Hazel@grassmarket.org or via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grassmarket-community-project-agm-tickets-39329618949

We really hope you can make it. Everyone Welcome

Do you love tartan and supporting vulnerable people? We are looking for you

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Tartan Coordinator to support our Greyfriars Tartan Social Enterprise Project.

Greyfriars Tartan was designed in 2011 by a member of the Grassmarket Community Project. The Tartan is on the Scottish register of tartans, and is woven by Bute Fabrics on the iddyllic Isle of Bute.

In the two years we have developed a textiles team, where members are engaged in making beautiful textiles products under the guidance of a Session Worker who is a trained tailor. The products are then sold and profits go back into the Grassmarket Community Project.

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Role Purpose

The purpose of the Tartan Coordinator is to develop the members’ skills and ability to create quality textile items from Greyfriars Tartan and in turn increase their self-esteem. The Coordinator will be expected to work closely with the Communications & Operations Manager and be able to work to targets agreed between the Tartan Coordinator and Communications & Operations Manager.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Product Development
• Design and expand Tartan products with our members
• Keep Members to task
• Identify sellable products
• Identify and make links with potential retail outlets
• Meet sales targets

Training Development
• Construct a step by step training program for new textile members
• Keep an accurate record of skills learned by each member
• Train members to use equipment as required
• Identify resources required
• Produce easy to follow production instructions for the members to follow
• Actively encourage and develop member commitment

Other Duties
• Packing and sending textile product orders.
• Some administration duties to do with the tartan group
• Any other reasonable duties as requested by CEO
• Run the Tartan social media pages – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Key Skills and Experience
• Ability to work with a wide range of people staff/volunteers/ members
• Understanding of Community/Adult Education/Training or Group Facilitation
• A passion in Textile design and an understanding of design methods and sustainable textiles practice, tartan and Scottish Heritage
• Knowledge and experience of production methods including sewing
• Experience of Community/Adult Education/Training or Group Facilitation
• Demonstrable knowledge Textiles
• Excellent Communication skills
• Flexibility
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Terms and Conditions
Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (other locations as required)
Reports to: Communications & Operations Manager
Payment: £15 an hour
Hours: 7 hrs week – Mondays 9am – 5pm

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact julie@grassmarket.org or call 01312253626, or visit http://grassmarkettartans.co.uk/

The deadline is Monday 18 September 2017 at 17:00.

Join our awesome catering team and help us increase our social impact

Join our amazing ever expanding team and cook not just for customers (though that can be satisfying enough) but as part of our vision to help people re-connect with themselves, others and the wider society. Go home each day knowing you have made a huge difference to the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most vulnerable and socially isolated. You’ll love working for our organisation – dont take our word for it – we have one of the lowest staff turnover rates ion the catering industry.

We are recruiting a Kitchen Supervisor for an immediate start…

The basics are: Working from our HQ – The mulit-award winning Grassmarket Centre 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (and occasionally other locations as required) with a salary of £20k pa working 35 hours including days, evenings & weekends.

CLOSING DEADLINE: 9am Monday 28th August 2017 

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Role Purpose

To take day to day responsibility for the many aspects of our diverse kitchen, which caters for our daily lunch and social enterprise café and provides catering for our in-house and outside events, the role also involves supporting several cookery/bakery classes.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

General

  • To work alongside our volunteers/ adults with support needs to consistently provide a wholesome fresh 2 course meal daily for our centre members.
  • To be responsible for the planning, preparation, quality and presentation of food orders for the café .
  • Cater for events both in-house and outside, ensuring that customer expectations are exceeded.
  • To assist in planning and organising a 4 week rotational lunch menu and café menu within budget.
  • To work alongside our current staff, members and volunteers to develop their culinary skills.
  • To plan and teach a weekly cooking class, to vulnerable adults and increasing their confidence in the kitchen.
  • To be responsible for budget, stock ordering and stock control.
  • To maintain a high standard in personal appearance and demeanour
  • To ensure that all HACCP & COSHH systems are maintained, along with Health & Safety procedures
  • To follow the instructions given and implement the requirements of the customer as detailed by the Catering Manager and  Chief Executive in their absence.

Personal Requirements

Essential

  • Minimum of intermediate food hygiene certificate.
  • High levels of cleanliness and Hygiene
  • Passion for food.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Have good Knowledge of food safety systems.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people staff/volunteers/ members
  • A warm, patient and friendly approach
  • A flexible approach and ability to cope with change
  • Ability to follow instructions, seek guidance and follow a task through.
  • A good level of fitness and health due to the physical nature of working events.

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable adults
  • City & Guilds 706 (parts 1 & 2 ) or NVQ Equivalent

Terms and Conditions

Location: 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (other locations as required)

Reports to:  Catering Manager

Salary: £20,020 pa

Hours: 35 hours including days, evenings & weekends

Notice period: 4 weeks on either side

TOIL/Overtime: TOIL will be accrued for any overtime worked.

Annual Leave: 29 Days per annum.

CONTRACT: awarded for 3 months in first instance and then on-going subject to the income generated from social enterprise and funding

The successful post holder must complete an application to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme prior to commencement of employment.

TO APPLY: CV and a covering letter stating why you wish to apply for the post.

CLOSING DEADLINE: 9am Monday 28th August 2017

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