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Join our dynamic team as a Catering Assistant

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and hard working catering assistant with a lot of compassion, patience and a positive attitude to join our social enterprise team in a new catering facility that we open early June 2017.

Duties include: setting up the café, using and cleaning the coffee machine, providing our customers with outstanding customer service, basic food prep, stocking up, ensuring our café is clean, tidy and presentable, ensuring that HACCP and COSHH is maintained and updated, closing café down at the end of the day, Cashing handling, servicing meeting rooms, supervising volunteers and trainees and any other reasonable duties as requested.

You will be required to work alongside and positively encourage trainees and volunteers (our members) who may have additional support needs.

You will be required to always remain positive and patient whilst ensuring our customers only ever experience the highest quality standards of service.

The successful candidate would ideally be required to start immediately but some flexibility / notice period can be negotiated for the right candidate .

This position(s) range from 20-35 hours per week and are Monday to Friday.

We are a living wage employer with a strong value base and ethos.

The rate of pay is £8.25 per hour (plus the option of a employers pension contribution for those eligible).

You would become part of a multi-award wining ever expanding social enterprise team who are rooted firmly in maximising opportunities and positive experiences for our most vulnerable and isolated citizens.

More information on the wider organisation or current catering social enterprises is available here

To apply: email Catherine@grassmarket.org your CV (maximum 4 sides!) and a covering letter or email (maximum 1 side)

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Edinburgh Uni Medical Students Committee Donate to our charity

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh University Medical Students donated he proceeds from their ball to our project.

Many of the students were involved in a visit to the project with Doneil McCleod, Psychiatric Nurse and Head of the NHS Access Centre Clinic. They were so impressed by the project and moved by our members stories and the transformation the GCP supported in peoples physical and mental that they nominated our charity as the beneficiary of their ball.

A huge thanks to them for the generosity. £300 will pay for a weeks training for two of our guys in the workshop from our experienced furniture makers or it will be used to fund one of our 6 week self-esteem courses which tackles the root of isolation and lack of self-worth. This kind of donation makes a huge difference to the lives of the people we support. Thanks everyone.

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Grassmarket Volunteer wins Inspiring Volunteer Award!

We are delighted to announce that Grassmarket Community Project’s very own Candela Sanchez who volunteers at our Job Club every week, supporting our members into work or assisting them with updating CV’s applications and searches, has been selected for an Inspiring Volunteering Award.

She’ll be presented with the Award by The Rt. Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh at an special event in June

We so proud of her and proud as a project to have her in our team. Candela not only runs the job club which has helped so many of our members but volunteered to Lead a new guided self-help discussion for our members who have difficulty experiencing panic attacks. Shes totally committed to our members and is a formidable listener with a huge heart.

Well done Candela and thank you for your on-going support of our members and our project!

Candela Sanchez Lead volunteer

Grassmarket Walking wedding fair and the joys of marrying in an ethical venue

GREATER GRASSMARKET WALKING WEDDING FAIR takes places this Saturday 8th April, 11am until 5pm and features our wonderful Grassmarket Centre

Back by popular demand, walk around the lovely area nestled beneath Edinburgh Castle and browse, sample and enjoy some special treatment from a long list of independent high end suppliers ready to welcome you and give expert advice for that special day! Just pop in to any one of the participating businesses and they’ll be happy to assist you.

It’s the perfect day out for those planning a wedding, looking for advice, or simply looking to browse for ideas.

And if thats not enough our venue is featured in The Scottish Wedding Directory in an article about environmentally and socially conscious weddings

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Greyfriars Kirk Spring Magazine is out – featuring Grassmarket Community Project

Get an online or printed copy of Greyfriars Spring Magazine and here all about Greyfriars outreach, lunchtime concerts, the Charteris Centre and much more – the online version is available here

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