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Kitchen Workshop Co-Leader - 3 days

  • Part time
  • £23,712 pro-rata
  • Columcille Centre, 2 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 10th April 2024

  • Advertised from 22nd March 2024
  • Hours: 23 hours, Monday, Tuesday 8.30am to 4.00pm; Wednesday 8.30 – 4.30pm Salary: £14,352 for 23 hours (based on full time salary of £23,712 with annual increments over 5 years).


Columcille offers creative activities in a community setting for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. Activities include gardening, cooking, pottery, crafts, printing, drama, music, dancing, and joinery. Our approach values the uniqueness and gifts of each person and supports people to develop their creative skills and do meaningful work and activities in a friendly and warm social environment. Columcille is founded on the ideas of social therapy which originate in the thinking of Rudolf Steiner.

The café at Columcille is used by individuals who attend the centre and staff and is the social heart of the building providing morning and afternoon tea breaks, and a cooked lunch each day. The post holder will share responsibility for running the café at Columcille, supporting a small group of adults with learning disabilities to prepare lunch and tea breaks. The post holder will work closely with the other workshop co-leader who works Thursday and Friday, in planning and coordinating the smooth running of the café including record keeping, food and equipment ordering, stock control. Maintaining a high standard of food hygiene and cleaning routines is an important part of the role.

We are looking for someone with experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities, knowledge and experience of meal preparation and menu planning, and an interest in working for an organisation working from the ideas of social therapy and social pedagogy.

Application notes

Apply using the application form available on the website. CVs not accepted.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am Wednesday 10th April 2024.

Interviews will be held on 18th April.

The successful applicant will be required to join the PVG scheme membership, if not already part of it.

Tel: 0131 447 7404 / /

Columcille Ltd is a registered charity, Scottish Charity no SCO24228