The Larder
The Larder

Charity registered in Scotland SC042554

The Larder is passionate about supporting young people and adults with complex needs to be all that they can be. Our mission is to inspire people to make positive changes in their lives through the provision of high quality training and food. Through our Training Academy and cafes and in partnership with schools we weave training with food to offer a unique experience that helps the individual to develop their confidence, skills and knowledge to move closer to or into work.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £31,414 – £32,922 pro-rata
  • Livingston, West Lothian and Homeworking
  • Closing 1st March 2024

Are you passionate about making a difference to peoples lives? Do you envision a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential? Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for a dynamic, creative and motivated individual to join us in our new exciting role of Fundraising Officer.

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Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,135
  • Livingston Village, travel to other sites may be required
  • Closing 18th February 2024

Do you want to work for a social enterprise that thrives on making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities?

Are you passionate about all people being able to reach their full potential and generating creative solutions to the barriers they face?

We are recruiting an experienced and dynamic Training Coordinator to join our amazing training team and deliver a range of one to one and group work learning in West Lothian and neighbouring areas. The role is instrumental in the continued development of our training academy for young people and adults who experience complex and multiple barriers to reaching their full potential.

Last year we supported 350 learners with 100% telling us they were more confident, 93% gaining qualifications and 81% reaching a positive destination.

We are a small, friendly can do team and we are sometimes all hands on deck, so you need to be flexible and willing to contribute to the success of the whole organisation.

As a member of The Larder Team, you will be reliable, enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with all stakeholders and colleagues and remain consistent with our company ethos and focus. You will have excellent communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and comfortable working with members of the public, staff and stakeholders.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week between Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm however flexible working will be considered for the right candidate. Travel around West Lothian to our other locations is required with some travel outside the immedia te Local Authority area may be required. Experience for the role is required and a willingness to participate in further development is essential. The post is rewarding and you will be part of a wider team that includes training and support staff based in various locations.

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Youth Work Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,135 – £27,643
  • West Lothian (May require travel outside of West Lothian to Central Belt Scotland)
  • Closing 29th January 2024

Do you want to work for a social enterprise that thrives on making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities? Are you passionate about all people being able to reach their full potential and generating creative solutions to the barriers that prevent this from happening with the individuals.

We are seeking a creative, energetic and compassionate individual to fill this vacancy and work in our amazing training team.

The Larder is committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland through the alternative economic model of social enterprise and calling for a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to food is enshrined in Scots law.

The Service

The role will be instrumental in the continued development of our training academy for young people and adults who experience complex and multiple barriers to reaching their full potential. Last year we support 350 learners with 100% of those that we worked with being more confident, 93% gaining qualifications and 81% reaching a positive destination where eligible.

The Job

We are recruiting for an experienced and dynamic Project Co-ordinator to join our award winning training team to develop and establish our new Youth Enterprise Support Programme (YES).

The role is instrumental in the continued development of our training academy for young people and adults experiencing complex and multiple barriers to reaching their full potential. Last year we supported 350 children, young people and adults with 100% telling us they were more confident, 93% gaining qualifications and 81% reaching a positive destination.

The Project Co-ordinator will be responsible for Developing two, co-produced enterprise training programmes with young people being involved in the design, development and delivery of the projects:

• Shooting Stars and Slippery Slopes board game, raising awareness of gambling in a fun and engaging way.

• Adapting the workplace for Neurodivergence - to raise awareness with employers on how to support young people and adults who are living with neurodivergence into sustainable employment. The programmes will be designed and delivered by young people with lived experience.

The successful post holder will be responsible for developing the project from scratch, recruiting young people and developing the ideas as enterprising projects that can be sustainable beyond the funding period of two years.

The YES programme Project Co-ordinator will recruit and support 20 young people to co-produce and deliver an enterprise project.

The successful candidate will have strong youth work skills and at least three years’ experience of working with young people in co-production. We are also looking for someone who can work on a strengths based model of youth work and has an understanding of social enterprise.

The role is full time position but we would consider part time and/or flexible working. We have a fantastic facility to deliver training and amazing team to help you become part of The Larder family. Core hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm but you may be required to work alternative hours, including evenings and weekends. You will have 29 days annual leave per year, inclusive of public holidays.

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Chef/cook

  • Full time
  • £29,152 – £30,660
  • Broxburn (travel to other Larder sites may be required)
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

Are you a great cook or chef, passionate about food, but fed-up with the hospitality industry?

Do you want to share your love of good food, whilst making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable chef/cook to be part of our exciting journey at our Training Café in Strathbrock Partnership Centre, Broxburn.

As our Chef/Cook you will be responsible for planning, preparing and cooking good food from scratch in our Strathbrock Training Café. You will share your knowledge, experience and skills with young people and adults with additional support needs to help them on their journey to reaching their full potential and finding work.

You will have proven skills in the production of good food from scratch along with a solid operational knowledge of all HACCP regulations and processes.Combined with this you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with trainees in a friendly and professional manner.

As a member of The Larder Team, you will be reliable,enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with all stakeholders and colleagues and remain consistent with our company ethos and focus. You will have excellent communication skills, and able to engage with our trainees in an understanding and professional manner.

Experience of cooking in a professional catering environment is essential as is the ability to train young people.

The post is very rewarding and you will be part of a wider team that includes training and support staff based in various locations.

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Top job! Senior Production Chef

  • Full time
  • £29,152 – £30,660
  • Livingston, West Lothian (travel throughout West Lothian may be required)
  • Closing 23rd June 2023

We are seeking an experienced and creative Senior Production Chef to support the development and implementation of our Catalyst Kitchen Programme.

Could this be you?

In this new role, we are looking for someone who has worked in large-scale food production i.e. school kitchens, commercial catering, commercial food production, hospital canteens and has a passion for creating simple but good quality food. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team or independently. Ideally, they will have an interest in how we create and deliver solutions to one of today’s rising issues: food poverty. They will also have the desire to share their culinary skills with others through our Learn to Cook programme.

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Senior Administrator

  • Part time
  • £26,135 pro-rata
  • Livingston, West Lothian (travel throughout West Lothian may be required)
  • Closing 28th April 2023

Are you a dynamic, proactive and well organised individual?

We want to hear from you!

We are seeking an experienced Senior Administrator to lead on all office management duties and support our dedicated team across the organisation.

The Senior Administrator plays an important role in delivering an excellent experience to our colleagues, customers, beneficiaries, and stakeholders. First and foremost, your role will be to lead on all office management duties ensuring the organisation is compliant and running effectively. Working closely with our Special Projects Director you will manage the workloads of our Administration Assistants supporting multiple projects across the organisation with project planning playing a crucial part of this role.

The Larder is a small but growing social enterprise and look to recruit people with a can do attitude who are not afraid to get their sleeves rolled up to deliver change for the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

As a member of The Larder team you will be reliable, enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with people of all ages and from all backgrounds and remain consistent with our company ethos and community focus. You will have great communication skills, a friendly and engaging personality and comfortable working with members of the public. Time keeping and reliability are essential requirements for this post.

This is an office based role, primarily at our Kirkton House Training and Skills Academy

however some work within different Larder locations may be required.

Flexibility in job functions is essential, this outline is therefore not exhaustive and may be varied with other necessary duties that would be considered reasonable by the Special Projects Director.

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Community Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,429 – £35,937
  • Livingston, West Lothian (travel throughout West Lothian)
  • Closing 28th April 2023

Are you passionate about alleviating and eradicating poverty and in particular food

poverty?

We are seeking an experienced community practitioner to manage the development, implementation and day-to-day operational delivery of The Larder’s Catalyst Kitchen Project.

This role offers an opportunity to develop The Larder’s Catalyst Kitchen project and contribute to reducing hunger and food insecurity in West Lothian. We have successfully secured funding for three years from the Scottish Government to develop a more sustainable model that demonstrates innovation and excellence. We are seeking an individual who aspires to the alleviation and ultimately the eradication of poverty with a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in and with communities to find their own ways to alleviate poverty.

During Covid our food poverty project had to change direction and provided over 200,000 free ready meals to the doors of West Lothian residents experiencing food insecurity. As we move out of Covid restrictions and the Cost of Living Crisis we are keen to get this project back to its food with dignity roots and a more sustainable model.

This exciting new role will lead on the implementation of the next phase, which will build a more sustainable approach with dignity and good food at the heart of the project. The

successful applicant will oversee the implementation of a new model of delivery,

which will include charging for ready meals, roll out of a mobile food van, cookery classes and a ready meal pilot for isolated older people in partnership with The Food Train.

You will also lead on our steering group to ensure that the voices of those with lived

experience of food insecurity are heard at every stage of our project.

The Larder is a small but growing social enterprise and look to recruit people with a can do attitude who are not afraid to get their sleeves rolled up to deliver change for the most disadvantaged people in our communities.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,135 – £27,643
  • West Lothian (May require travel outside of West Lothian to Central Belt Scotland)
  • Closing 2nd December 2022

Do you want to work for a social enterprise that thrives on making a difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, adults and communities? Are you passionate about all people being able to reach their full potential and generating creative solutions to the barriers that prevent this from happening with the individuals.

We are seeking a creative, energetic and compassionate individual to fill this vacancy and work in our amazing training team.

The Larder is committed to creating a more equal and just Scotland through the alternative economic model of social enterprise and calling for a Scotland without poverty, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to food is enshrined in Scots law.

The Service

The role will be instrumental in the continued development of our training academy for young people and adults who experience complex and multiple barriers to reaching their full potential. Last year we support 238 learners with 100% of those that we worked with being more confident, 83% gaining qualifications and 77% reaching a positive destination,.

The Job

We are recruiting an experienced and dynamic Youth Worker to join our amazing team of trainers and youth workers. The post will help deliver our school and 16 + learning programmes.

Our employability and life skills programmes provide longer-term, holistic support for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 to 24, in West Lothian and surrounding council areas with the most severe, multiple and complex barriers to reaching their full potential, supporting them to engage with education, employment and training. We are a small, friendly can do team and we are sometimes all hands on deck, so you need to be flexible and willing to contribute to the success of the whole organisation.

The Youth worker will be will be responsible for planning and delivery of the programmes, recruitment, fostering positive partnerships with participants, colleagues and a range of organisations to offer a whole support and learning package. The role will include supporting improved Mental Health & Wellbeing, Youth Issues, and attainment, helping young people to develop personally, socially, and educationally.

The post holder will work with young people on a one-to-one basis and in a group work setting in a face-to-face environment, responding to the needs of each participant to enable them to reach their full potential, based on equality and respect for each other.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. The Larder will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

The role is full time position but we would consider part time and/or flexible working. We have a fantastic facility to deliver training and the team to help you become part of The Larder family. Core hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm but you may be required to work alternative hours, including evenings and weekends. You will have 29 days annual leave per year, inclusive of public holidays.

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Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,871 – £25,381
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 9th July 2021

Looking for a new challenge?

Are you an excellent trainer with experience of employability contract delivery?

The Larder is an exciting and growing training provider operating from West Lothian but looking to extend our geographical reach across Scotland. We want to recruit a dynamic Training Co-ordinator who is self-motivated and has a passion for working with those furthest from the job market with complex learning needs and barriers to being all that they can be.

We offer a flexible working environment and a drive to create a successful and self-sustaining social enterprise that is agile and responsive to the needs of the most disadvantaged individuals and communities.

If you share our vision, we would like to hear from you.

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Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,135 – £27,643
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 9th July 2021

Summary and main purpose of role:

The Larder supports young people and adults, with multiple and complex barriers, to move closer to or into work and other positive destinations. We deliver training and employability programmes in our bespoke training academy, in schools and in community settings across West Lothian with plans to expand to other geographical areas.

We are now recruiting an experienced and dynamic Youth Worker to join our expanding team. The post is initially funded for two years and will deliver our new Realising Potential programme as well as providing support to current training programmes. Please see document below providing a summary of our new and exciting programme.

Realising Potential will be a new co-produced programme to provide longer-term, holistic support for disadvantaged young people, aged 16 to 24, in West Lothian with the most severe, multiple and complex barriers to attainment, supporting them to engage with education, employment and training. The Youth worker will be the lead in the project and will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the programme, recruitment, fostering positive partnerships with participants, colleagues and a range of organisations to offer a whole support and learning package. The role will include supporting improved mental health & wellbeing, youth issues, and attainment, helping young people to develop personally, socially, and educationally.

The post holder will work with young people on a one-to-one basis and in a group work setting and include face to face and online delivery, responding to the needs of each participant to enable them to reach their full potential based on equality and respect for each other.

We are looking for someone who is experienced in youth work and project management. Delivery of engaging youth work and evaluation skills are all essential. This will involve fostering positive

relationships with young people, colleagues in the training team and strong partnerships with a range of organisations offering alternative progression options. In particular, you will work closely with The Larder’s Employer Engagement Officer, Progressions Co-ordinator and Training Co-ordinator. The result of these services will allow young people to maintain personal choice in the development of skills and qualities leading to positive progressions in their life and work.

As a member of The Larder Team you will be reliable, enthusiastic and capable of positive interaction with all stakeholders and colleagues and remain consistent with our company ethos and focus. You will have excellent communication skills, and able to engage with our trainees in an understanding and professional manner.

Experience for the role is required and a willingness to participate in further development is essential.

The post is for 37.5 hours per week but you must be flexible and able to work additional hours when reasonably required. You must also be flexible in your delivery location with weekend and evening work required when necessary.

The post is rewarding and you will be part of a wider team that includes training and support staff based in various locations.

Travel outside the immediate Local Authority area may be required.

A Job Description and Person Specification is available for download below.

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