The Halliday Foundation
The Halliday Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC049526

The Halliday Foundation became a registered charity in August 2019 when we offered support to rough sleepers in Glasgow city centre. Three years later, we deliver eight services which have evolved from the strong relationship building and engagement our volunteers have with people who use our services, our donors and local community partners.

Current vacancies


  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 12th May 2024

The Halliday Foundation meets both the immediate, practical needs and providing sustainable pathways out of poverty for people impacted by homelessness and deprivation - primarily in east end of Glasgow.

Using volunteers, the Halliday Foundation designs and delivers services to build self-esteem, reduce isolation, connect communities and develop employability skills. We build strong, trusting relationships free from stigma and judgement among the people who use our services, with donors and local community partners.

The Halliday Foundation have vacancies on the Board to oversee the management of the charity and ensure that it is financially viable, properly governed and complies with all relevant regulatory frameworks.

We are looking for individuals who can also add

• Legal – charity, employment, and commercial law

• Marketing / Fundraising

• Finance

• Strategic planning

• Grant writing

• Business development

• Governance

In addition to monitoring the charity’s governing work with volunteers and members, successful candidates should have a general interest in the health and well-being of those in poverty or those who are homeless and at-risk people and be able to contribute to the strategic work of the Board.

As a voluntary position, it will not be paid but travel and other expenses for attendance at meetings are reimbursed in line with our policy. As a local, inclusive charity we are keen this diversity continues to be reflected in our Board.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Café Manager

  • Full time
  • £24,700
  • 67 Yate Street, Glasgow
  • Closing 21st April 2023

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Cafe Manager to oversee the smooth and efficient running of the Halliday Foundation's Cafe, 'CommuniTea', which provides hot and cold food and drinks to customers. The Cafe Manager will be responsible for cooking and preparing food and ensure that the cafe operates with a 'Zero Waste' theme, using recyclable products at affordable prices.

The Café Manager will report director to the Director of Operations.

Working hours (38hpw): Tuesday to Friday 7am to 3:30pm & Saturday 8:30am to 3pm

Salary: £24,700 per annum

Overtime: As and when required and will be paid at basic rate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide line management to a team of volunteers and ensure that they are adequately trained and developed.
  • To deliver the day to day running of the community café cooking and preparing meals with support from a community café assistant and a team of dedicated volunteers.
  • Be responsible for organising the work of volunteers working in the community café and ensuring that they are supported and mentored.
  • To support the development of the community projects and the expansion of the involvement of local people in the café to expand its social offer
  • Prepare and serve nutritionally balanced and attractive presented food on a daily basis to all customers.
  • Be responsible for efficiency, hygiene and safety in the community café area.
  • Participate in team meetings and training where required.
  • Ensure the café is adequately stocked and maintain a close relationship with suppliers.
  • Organise and deliver catering events to customers.
  • Plan different deals and discount to attract potential customers.
  • Create zero waste dishes as daily/weekly specials.
  • Organise community events with donated produce.
  • Provide regular reporting to the Director of Operations.
  • Stock check and rotate stock on a weekly basis and coordinate with suppliers of stock when required.
  • Operating in a clean working environment.
  • Carrying out deep cleans on a regular basis.
  • Coordinating with volunteers according to different shifts and confirm availability.
  • Maintain the standard and quality of the services provided.
  • Dealing with customers in a professional manner and maintain exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ensuring smooth operations of our café when we are understaffed.
  • Be mindful of allergies


  • Experience in operating and managing a similar operation
  • Food and Hygiene certification (essential)
  • Allergen awareness
  • Experience in cash handling
  • Good customer service experience

The successful candidate will be energetic and very creative with a focus on seasonal foods.

There will be many opportunities to get creative and bring ideas and innovations to the Café which is part of a wider charity that prides itself in helping people living in poverty across Glasgow. Ultimately, you will help increase profitability, boost customer engagement and turn our café into a favourite local spot.

What do you get in return:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 28 days annual leave (including bank holidays).
  • Christmas day, boxing day and new year’s day off.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Training opportunities.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people in need. If you are an experienced and passionate individual who is committed to providing exceptional service and improving the lives of others, we encourage you to apply.