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Café Coordinator / Cook

  • Part time
  • £20,230 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2023

  • Advertised from 10th January 2023
  • 20 hours a week. Permanent


Our Stafford Centre Support Service in Edinburgh is looking for a skilled Cook to prepare delicious meals in our Café. You will work alongside our Café volunteers and be an integral part of the staff team.

In this role, you will be responsible for preparing nutritious meals on a daily basis. You will also work alongside the staff team in supporting people directly affected by mental health issues.

As an enthusiastic and committed person, you will be part of a vibrant team working in our Café. You will work alongside and support our Café volunteers. You will be responsible for preparing meals, and serving meals to people who use our service.

You will have excellent communication skills; have a good knowledge of mental health issues, have a good understanding of boundaries and confidentiality. You will be able to work independently and be an active team member. You will have a good knowledge of Office 365 and associated software.

Reporting to: Area Manager


  • Prepare and cook fresh food from scratch using fresh produce
  • Ensure that the kitchen equipment and utensils are all properly cleaned and correctly stored away at the end of the day
  • Monitor stock and place orders when needed
  • Work within a limited budget
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Ensure up to date food temperature logs are kept
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure that all personal and food hygiene procedures are applied at all times

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will:

  • Work as an effective member of a team and to promote team work at all times
  • Observe good working practices and current health and safety regulations/ legislations
  • Exercise flexibility in working hours / days in carrying out your own duties
  • Observe and adhere to all Policies, Procedures and Regulations
  • The post holder will hold a current Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate#
  • The post-holder is also required to undertake such other duties as may be required by or on behalf of Change Mental Health provided that they are consistent with the nature of the post
  • Be committed to and attend relevant continuous professional development
  • Undertake any reasonable instruction given by your Manager to ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of your role
  • Complete the induction process, attend training, attend meetings, identify areas for self-development/further training, and actively contribute towards supervisions and annual appraisals.
  • Work with colleagues in contributing to service development.
  • This list of duties is not exhaustive and serves only to highlight the main requirements of the post holder.

Why join us

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.


  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

Application notes

Please download and complete the application form and submit via our Breath HR portal

Applications must be received by 12 pm on 31st January 2023.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please inform us in the notes section of the application form, to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.