Penicuik Storehouse
Penicuik Storehouse
Penicuik Storehouse is a community project and social enterprise especially relevant for Penicuik to help bring local food business back to the High Street and to be a hub for people to meet, learn and support each other.

Current vacancies

Retail Manager

  • Part time
  • £21,799 pro-rata
  • The Penicuik Storehouse, 22 High Street, Penicuik EH26 8HW (On site)
  • Closing 31st May 2024

We are a community-owned non-profit shop and cafe, run mainly by volunteers and managed by a volunteer management committee. Our mission is to bring the community together, promote sustainable living and encourage healthy eating for all.

We are looking for a Retail Manager to keep our shop running smoothly and help us to grow. You will be responsible for all stock ordering and management (with the exception of fresh fruit and vegetables), including managing and cleaning our refillery, all stock taking, tracking product sales and minimising waste, as well as sourcing new product lines and suppliers. You will liaise with our cafe team to order their supplies. You will work with all your colleagues to promote the Storehouse and our products, and assist with event organisation. The Storehouse has a lot of potential for growth and new ventures, and you will be a key part of the team achieving this future development.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers from a huge variety of backgrounds, with a wide range of skills and abilities. You will work with your colleagues to supervise, train and support our volunteers. You will report to the Management Committee via the Staff Liaison.

You will need to be organised and enthusiastic, with great attention to detail, and work well as part of a team. You will need to be committed to our ethos of supplying great quality, sustainable and ethical groceries to our community. You will need to be able to work flexibly with other staff to cover absences and annual leave.

Main Daily Duties

  • Ordering stock
  • Checking invoices
  • Ensuring good stock management, using TouchOffice software
  • Tracking products sales, retiring products and introducing new lines as appropriate
  • Supervising volunteers on duty
  • Following Opening Up and Closing procedures
  • Maintaining shop appearance

Person Specification

Essential

  • Good maths skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Retail experience

Desirable

  • Experience working with vulnerable groups or individuals
  • Staff management
  • Experience working in the third sector
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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Operations and Admin Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Penicuik
  • Closing 4th February 2022

ABOUT THE PENICUIK STOREHOUSE

The Penicuik Storehouse, its cafe and other projects are overseen by the Shareholders of the Penicuik Community Alliance, a Community Benefit Society. As a social enterprise we have set ourselves the mission to bring people together and make our community more resilient. In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to help enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life.

However, we are much more than just a shop: We run a small community cafe and production kitchen, and we provide space for community groups, workshops and events. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.

OUR GUIDING VALUES

We are a hub for our community, a place where volunteers can grow and groups can meet alongside the supply of healthy food and ethical goods. The Storehouse is founded on 3 guiding values:

1. Good Food: Sourcing healthy, local, and seasonal food and trading fairly. We believe that producers and makers should be able to make a good living.

2. Good for People: Our volunteers are the heart of the Storehouse. The shop and cafe are run by a team of sessional staff and volunteers. Both are invested in through our training, gaining new skills, and given space to learn.

3. A place of Community: At the centre of our work is our community, for whom we provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space to meet, explore and form networks within our communities of Penicuik, Bilston and Roslin.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a varied and interesting role that supports the daily running of the Storehouse and its governance by Penicuik Community Alliance (PCA). You will be both a friendly face for volunteers and knowledgeable about the behind-the scenes systems that keep the organisation running smoothly.

A significant part of your time will be spent maintaining and developing PCA’s administrative systems and storage of data, including information about community shares, HR and governance. Other behind the scenes tasks will include the creation of publicity materials and social media content, as well as occasionally editing and updating the Storehouse website. You will help maintain good digital communications with customers and community members, responding to enquiries via email and other messaging platforms.

You will work closely with the Retail and Cafe Managers and the Fresh Produce Coordinator, and between you you will cover the shop supervisor duties, allowing the Storehouse to be open seven days a week. You will gain a good working knowledge of stock, the till back-office software and other shop systems. This will in turn help you to train and support our volunteers who are crucial to the running of the shop and cafe, both front-of-house and in the kitchen.

The Storehouse volunteers are valued members of our community and vital to keeping the shop and cafe open. To this end, you will help to recruit and train volunteers, manage the rota to cover absences and ensure that volunteers feel welcome and well-informed. Volunteers learn new skills as they go along, but you may also organise dedicated development evenings and produce training materials to support them.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community & Social Enterprise Cafe Lead

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £21,000
  • Penicuik
  • Closing 5th December 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as part of the Penicuik Storehouse social enterprise, building the success of our community owned shop, café and community space in Penicuik High Street and supporting the hard work of our volunteers. We’re looking for someone who’s excited by an opportunity to work with and support a mixed group of volunteers, and sessional paid staff creating delicious, healthy food and vibrant community hotspot. You will have experience of customer service and working in a food service environment, and critically you’ll be a flexible and solid team player.

About the Storehouse

The Penicuik Storehouse, its cafe and other projects are overseen by the Shareholders of the Penicuik Community Alliance, a Community Benefit Society. As a social enterprise we have set ourselves the mission to bring people together and make our community more resilient.

In our shop we stock fresh produce, groceries, household products and toiletries that are local, environmentally friendly, organic, or fair trade to help enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life.

However, we are much more than just a shop: We run a small community cafe and production kitchen, and we provide space for community groups , workshops and events. We are proud to work together with a variety of other community projects and charities.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Shortlist