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Wellbeing Cook

  • Part time
  • £18,768 pro-rata
  • The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road, Perth PH2 7BH
  • Closing 17th December 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd December 2021
  • 28 hours per week



PKAVS is a leading charity in Perth & Kinross, enhancing lives and connecting communities through diverse services in the areas of Carers, Mental Wellbeing, Minority Communities, Third Sector support and Volunteering. Every year PKAVS enhances the lives of over 5,000 local people, helping them to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. PKAVS is also the Third Sector Interface for Perth & Kinross, supporting and developing the Third Sector and enhancing the Sector’s role in Community Planning.

PKAVS Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub provides support to people (aged 16 and above) recovering from mental health difficulties within two locations in Perth & Kinross. The community-based service aims to create an environment of wellbeing, offering a range of meaningful activities to support clients in achieving their individual goals through a recovery and outcomes-based model. Activities include gardening, creative arts, café/catering experience, woodwork and physical/nutritional activity.


We are looking for a highly motivated person to develop and run the café within the Walled Garden. You will be working as part of a small, supportive and dynamic staff team. This role has a strong focus on income generation through building our social enterprise, however, you will be required to provide support and engagement opportunities to those clients participating in the café activity area (Wednesday – Friday). During client activity engagement days, the role of the Wellbeing Cook is to empower clients working in the café to build and improve confidence, skills and knowledge within the area of catering and gastronomy. On a Saturday, the Café activity will not be available for clients to access for supported recovery purposes and the Wellbeing Cook will work with a team of independent volunteers on this day.

Experience of working within a café/field of catering is essential and you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality, varied menu of light lunches, drinks and home baking. The café will be open to the public from Wednesday – Saturday and your role is to ensure your team of clients and volunteers provide a high-quality service to customers. Development of outside catering and take-away options are also part of your job role.

Your role will also involve occasionally facilitating cooking workshops to small groups of clients interested in learning practical cookery skills either face to face or via Zoom.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

Application notes

Please find the job description and an application attached. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th January 2022.