Silver Stag of Scotland
Silver Stag of Scotland
At Silver Stag of Scotland, we are a Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. As a social enterprise operating as a limited company, we have unique features that allow us to conduct business with a focus on serving these individuals. Our mission is to make a positive impact in our community through our business operations.

Current vacancies

Cookery School Chef

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £24,500
  • Ramekin & Rolling Pin Cookery School, Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 29th February 2024

About Us

Established in 2022 Ramekin and Rolling Pin is a modern and inclusive cookery school and community kitchen based in East Dunbartonshire. Our aim is to bring communities together through a series of communal workshops with a focus on healthy eating, creative cookery and expanding social networks. We believe that everyone should have access to a balanced diet and we promote this in a sustainable, cost effective and environmentally friendly way.

The cookery school is open to everyone, including families, children and young people, schools, community groups and community based organisations. We offer a number of tailored workshops run by professional chefs that explore everything from basic food preparation right up to making advanced dishes from cuisines across the world.

Addressing food injustice is at the core of what we do, so that people and communities have the opportunity to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities whilst also considering the environmental challenges of the climate emergency, rising fuel costs and food insecurity.

Our cookery masterclasses and events help fund our community cookery classes and culinary therapy workshops for those in the local area.

2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Ramekin and Rolling Pin with a fully booked schedule of cookery masterclasses (see Ramekin + Rolling Pin Events | Eventbrite, Cookery Classes) a wide variety of community collaborations in the diary and an on site community garden in the pipeline. We are looking for an experienced, passionate chef to join the team to continue our growth and support our community.

The Role

In the main the successful candidate will work alongside the Cookery School Manager in the planning and delivery of all cookery masterclasses, community cookery classes and events/catering as well as all any relevant admin, monitoring and evaluation. This will include daily, weekly or monthly duties (whichever applicable) from the categories below.

  • Working alongside the CSM to develop and deliver seasonal cookery school programmes and masterclasses, including the creation of recipe content
  • Assisting in the sourcing of ingredients, using fresh produce and/or edible food waste wherever possible
  • Preparing the workstations with awareness of potential risks, ensuring that basic food hygiene procedures are followed
  • Working with and training a group of volunteers to become peer-to-peer workshop facilitators.
  • Working with the CSM to determine marketing and sales strategies to maximise exposure and income
  • Sharing responsibility for monitoring weekly, monthly and annual sales performance and achieving targets for income
  • Working within an environmental agenda to ensure effective zero waste and waste management protocols.
  • Supporting the CSM in taking part in regular evaluation reviews of programme delivery ensuring the continuous improvement of our services
  • Supporting the CSM in ensuring all data recording is captured accurately enabling robust impact assessment, delivery of funding agreements and the effective use of our resources
  • Assisting in the writing up of evaluations of the sessions
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the post in support of the organisation’s smooth functioning

Person Specification

Essential

  • An interest in and desire to work towards the vision, mission and aims of Ramekin and Rolling Pin including a commitment to healthy diet and living
  • Proven professional cookery experience
  • Flexibility in agreed work hours which will include some Saturdays and evenings
  • Well organised with an ability to plan and deliver cookery classes enthusiastically, within agreed timelines and following set processes
  • Demonstrable passion for cuisines and ingredients from around the world and the impact on global food sustainability.
  • Ability to respect individuals and during delivery encourage their interest in food relating to all aspects of their lives.
  • Ability to deliver food demonstrations in an engaging, interactive and informal way to all ages including children and young people, striving for an inclusive approach
  • Experience of using and working within appropriate protocols and procedures such as Cooksafe
  • Commitment to working in a values-based culture including non-discriminatory and equal opportunities practice
  • Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Willingness to undergo PVG check

Desirable

  • Experience of supporting people with higher support needs eg: those with learning difficulties or mental health issues
  • Awareness and understanding of community food and health issues
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • A keen interest in food growing
  • Experience of using social media as a tool to reach target audiences
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Production coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,020
  • Unit 11, Whitegates Estate, Lenzie Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 3BQ
  • Closing 31st October 2023

The Production Coordinator will be responsible for the safe & efficient running of the food production process as well as assisting management to ensure the production is satisfied for each order in order to maximise all labour resources & materials

The successful Production Coordinator will be responsible for driving high standards throughout the manufacturing process to ensure it is ready to be audited at any time.

The role:

  • Support the Production Manager in delivering production goals & objectives whilst maintaining product quality.
  • In conjunction with management identify ways in which any unmet production targets can be achieved in the most cost-effective way
  • In conjunction with management review current production methods, identify how products can be made more efficiently, what elements of the line are reducing the throughput and how this can be overcome, and how new products can be produced
  • Be accountable for the process KPIs & delivery performance
  • Ensure a high level of service to external customers & across their own team & across the business, promoting a positive attitude at all times
  • Monitor product standards and having a sound knowledge of the quality control programmes implemented
  • Be prepared to take on new challenges & adopt any changes
  • Oversee the Stores Department but provide the Stock and Logistics Manager with autonomy to run the department
  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed at all times by factory operatives, and any other individual on the factory floor.
  • Ensure adherence of H&S policy and regulations by the whole team as well as any company/departmental guidelines

Key tasks

  • To be responsible for achieving the daily production plans.
  • To be responsible for achieving the daily productivity targets.
  • To be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all equipment and machinery on site.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the highest hygiene and housekeeping standards.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To contribute to a safe working environment exists for all employees in their operation and
  • To ensure standards of quality, food safety, hygiene and housekeeping within the production spaces meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy.
  • Contribute to the various process within their factory operation to ensure that all trials run successfully and through to product launch.

Person Specification is available for download below.

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Community Wood and Fields Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,012 – £32,198
  • Enterprise House, Unit 9, Kirkintilloch, G66 1XQ
  • Closing 31st May 2023

About Us:

Silver Stag of Scotland is a Community Interest Company which ensures that all surplus resources are reinvested into our social purpose of alleviating poverty and the effects of poverty.

As part of our mission, we have recently secured 24 acres of wood and 10 acres of fields to improve the quality of our work and position ourselves to be at the forefront of working with local communalities to grow and manage the natural environment, to ensure sustainable living whilst also growing healthy food and improving food literacy.

We already have a community kitchen and cookery school which focuses on tackling poverty and food insecurity, whilst considering the environmental impact of the food system, sustainability, seasonality and health and nutrition. We also have a designated Learning Hub which provides accredited vocational training to a wide range of individuals in different subjects.

Purpose of the Job:

We are looking for a Wood and Field and Manager to help us make the land we look after healthier and more resilient. We want biodiversity and wildlife to thrive, have natural resources that are accessible to more people, and contribute to addressing the climate crisis.

At the same time we want to farm our fields in a sustainable way that produces food that can be resold and ensure an income to the project whilst also developing opportunities to support those with long term health conditions to participate in volunteer in a natural environment.

The Wood and Field Manager will be responsible for 5 main areas of work:

1. Developing and Maintaining Site Layout

2. Determining and farming to a Crop Plan

3. Identifying a sustainable Community Wood Action Plan

4. Expanding Our Markets

5. Growing our volunteer base

The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project

The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project is managed by a consortia of several third sector organisations within East Dunbartonshire. Each partner has particular skills and knowledge that they bring to the partnership whilst at the same time ensuring that the work maintains its sometimes competing demands of priority.

The Birdston Wood and Fields Community Project aims to:

• Provide an educational experience which connects people with food and the land and promotes compassionate farming and environmental sustainability.

• Engage the community, including those who are marginalised, in meaningful activity.

• Create a sense of community and belonging where people can develop and be valued.

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Cookery School Chef

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £24,500
  • Ramekin & Rolling Pin Cookery School, Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 29th November 2022

This is an exciting time for us as we move forward in the development of our cookery school and chocolate making facility based in North Glasgow. We are now looking for a chef to join the team to assist the Cookery School Manager in the growth and delivery of both the commercial cookery school and the community kitchen. This is not your average chef role, but an opportunity to be part of a vibrant new cookery school where your skills and creative input are valued and vital to the vision of our enterprise.

If you have proven hospitality/catering experience, a wide-ranging knowledge of different cuisines and techniques and most importantly exceptional people skills then this could be the role for you.

About Us

Ramekin and Rolling Pin is a social enterprise based in East Dunbartonshire run by Silver Stag of Scotland Community Interest Company, which means we have a social purpose as our driving force. Any profits made are reinvested into our social purpose.

Ramekin and Rolling Pin aims to address food injustice so that people and communities have the opportunity to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities whilst also considering the environmental challenges of the climate emergency, fuel poverty and food insecurity.

Ramekin and Rolling Pin has two main objectives:

  • To be a financially viable commercial enterprise which provides cookery workshops to those travelling to Scotland as visitors and individuals and groups who are looking for a unique experience to celebrate a special event.
  • To provide cookery classes and culinary therapy workshops for those who have experienced distress, disadvantage or isolation, or whose mental health has been adversely affected.

Our cookery masterclasses and events help fund our community cookery classes and culinary therapy workshops for those in the local area who have experienced distress, disadvantage or isolation, or whose mental health has been adversely affected.

The Role

In the main the successful candidate will assist the Cookery School Manager in the planning and delivery of our Community Cookery Programmes and our Commercial Cookery School. This will include daily, weekly or monthly duties (whichever applicable) from the categories below.

1. Facilitating Workshops

Community

  • Assisting the CSM in the planning and delivery of easily prepared nutritious meals for sessions ensuring that content is suitable to the age, physical, emotional and social ability of all participants and is in line with health and safety standards and healthy eating guidelines.
  • Assisting in the sourcing of ingredients, using fresh produce and/or edible food waste wherever possible
  • Preparing the workstations with awareness of potential risks
  • Encouraging participants to try healthy food and promote healthy eating within the home, drawing upon a common selection of ingredients
  • Ensuring that basic food hygiene procedures are followed
  • Preparing for and clearing up after cookery sessions
  • Working with and training a group of volunteers to become peer-to-peer workshop facilitators.

Commercial

  • Working with the CSM to determine marketing and sales strategies to maximise exposure and income
  • Sharing responsibility for monitoring weekly, monthly and annual sales performance and achieving targets for income
  • Working within an environmental agenda to ensure effective zero waste and waste management protocols.
  • Assisting in the development and promotion of creative, engaging workshops and events.

2. Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Supporting the CSM in taking part in regular evaluation reviews of programme delivery ensuring the continuous improvement of our services
  • Supporting the CSM in ensuring all data recording is captured accurately enabling robust impact assessment, delivery of funding agreements and the effective use of our resources
  • Assisting in the writing up of evaluations of the sessions
  • To undertake other duties appropriate to the post in support of the organisation’s smooth functioning

Person Specification

Essential

  • An interest in and desire to work towards the vision, mission and aims of Ramekin and Rolling Pin including a commitment to healthy diet and living.
  • Well organised with an ability to plan and deliver cookery classes enthusiastically, within agreed timelines and following set processes
  • Ability to respect individuals and during delivery encourage their interest in food relating to all aspects of their lives.
  • Ability to deliver food demonstrations in an engaging, interactive and informal way to all ages including children and young people, striving for an inclusive approach
  • Experience of using and working within appropriate protocols and procedures such as Cooksafe
  • Commitment to working in a values-based culture including non-discriminatory and equal opportunities practice
  • Proven professional cookery experience
  • Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Willingness to undergo PVG check
  • Experience of cooking food from different cultures (including Scottish)

Desirable

  • Experience of supporting people with higher support needs eg: those with learning difficulties or mental health issues
  • Awareness and understanding of community food and health issues
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of working in tourism/visitor experience
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Cookery School Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,500 – £34,500
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 13th May 2022

The Cookery School

The Cookery School is a social enterprise based in East Dunbartonshire run by Silver Stag of Scotland Community Interest Company, which means we have a social purpose as our driving force. Any profits made are reinvested into our social purpose

Our Mission

  • To address food injustice so that people and communities have the opportunity, to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities whilst also considering the environmental challenges of the climate emergency, fuel poverty and food insecurity.

Our Vision:

  • To be a financial viable commercial enterprise which provides cookery workshops to those travelling to Scotland as visitors and individuals and groups who are looking for a unique experience to celebrate a special event.
  • To provide cookery classes and culinary therapy workshops for those who have experienced distress, disadvantage or isolation, or whose mental health has been adversely affected.

Our Core Values

  • PRACTICING INTEGRITY

We hold each other mutually accountable for consistent and intentional performance in our work together, through reciprocal respect, honesty, and transparency.

  • STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

Each day we give our best, grounded in fairness and equity, always reaching for greater achievement as we create together a sustainable organization with exemplary leadership programs dedicated to whole person development.

  • EMBODYING SELFLESSNESS

We serve the needs of others. Our shared purpose is to give back to our communities, making them a better place.

  • FOSTERING HOPE

We provide opportunity, cultivate confidence, and expand the horizons of possibility for a better tomorrow.

Our cookery masterclasses and events help fund our community cookery classes and culinary therapy workshops for those in Scotland who have experienced distress, disadvantage or isolation, or whose mental health has been adversely affected.

This is an exciting time for us as we look to launch our commercial cookery kitchen and chocolate emporium in north Glasgow. We are now looking for a manager who can develop the commercial side of the business and design and deliver cookery classes and courses to those who are visiting Scotland as a traveller or those who looking for a unique experience to celebrate a special event. Using the best of Scotland’s larder and in some workshops twisting them with international flavours, we aim to ignite people’s passion for food by developing their cooking skills by supporting their curiosity and inviting them to be creative in the kitchen, not tied to recipes but confident to try to new things

Purpose of the Job:

Ideally, due to the nature of this role, it is preferable the candidate has a visitors experience background, teaching in cookery or hotel or fine dining background and has excellent people management and communication skills, as well as experience in cooking traditions from different cultures [including Scottish]. Inputs on Food Waste, cooking on a budget is also required.

You will be responsible for the daily teaching of our commercial Cookery School courses, includes the creation of recipe content.

Your success will be measured in your ability to put on engaging content for our customers, with positive feedback a good indication. If you have proven hospitality experience (3 years preferably), a good understanding of kitchen operation and the experience and knowledge of a wide range of cuisines, sweet and savoury baking, and various cooking techniques, a Chef Tutor job could be for you.

Classes can be daytime or evening or weekends.

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