HIRING….:-)

Support and Development Worker

 

Part time 16– 20 hours per week (negotiable) £17 600 pro rata

Ferns Kitchen Catering CIC is a community café based within a sheltered housing complex in south Edinburgh. We reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing a safe and welcoming café space with social activities aimed at over 50s. We also provide outside catering and offer volunteering and training opportunities to local people with barriers to employment.

We are looking for a part time support and development worker to help with the running of the social events and setting up of lunch clubs in the café. You will also liaise with other local organisations to promote Ferns and work together to maximise the benefit to the customers. The support and development worker be the first point of contact for visitors and residents coming to the café. They will have the ability to create a friendly and welcoming environment where people will feel relaxed and able to enjoy the company have access to nutritious food and join in with activities within the project. This is a great opportunity for the right person to use their skills and vision to enable local residents who have become isolated to widen their social networks. This is a new venture which offers the scope for creative development in an exciting and rewarding social enterprise.

 

The successful candidate will be required to

▪organise, publicise and promote lunch clubs

▪create and deliver activities for the lunch clubs

▪interact with customers in the café to encourage socialisation

▪liaise with local organisations

▪help out in the café as needed

▪ assist to support and train volunteers

▪market events and activities

 

 

Person Spec

Awareness of the issues facing people who are 50 and over

An understanding of the problems associated with isolation

▪good communication skills and an ability to engage with people

▪ Excellent organisational skills

▪Have the initiative to work well on your own, but alsothe ability to work with others

▪knowledge of local resources desirable

This position is subject to a satisfactory PVG

The project is funded for 8 months after which time we hope to extend the job with the possibility of a continued role dependant on funding.

 

To apply for this position please send a current CV and a cover letter detailing the experience that you have relating to each point on the person specification. Please supply the names of 2 referees, one of which should be your last employer (voluntary or paid) to fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

Ferns Kitchen Catering

Balfour House,

10 Cameron Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 5LB

 

Applications should be received by Monday 31st May and interviews will be held Thursday 6th June

 

 

WE ARE HIRING :-)

Support and Development Worker

 

Part time 16– 20 hours per week (negotiable) £17 600 pro rata

Ferns Kitchen Catering CIC is a community café based within a sheltered housing complex in south Edinburgh. We reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing a safe and welcoming café space with social activities aimed at over 50s. We also provide outside catering and offer volunteering and training opportunities to local people with barriers to employment.

We are looking for a part time support and development worker to help with the running of the social events and setting up of lunch clubs in the café. You will also liaise with other local organisations to promote Ferns and work together to maximise the benefit to the customers. The support and development worker be the first point of contact for visitors and residents coming to the café. They will have the ability to create a friendly and welcoming environment where people will feel relaxed and able to enjoy the company have access to nutritious food and join in with activities within the project. This is a great opportunity for the right person to use their skills and vision to enable local residents who have become isolated to widen their social networks. This is a new venture which offers the scope for creative development in an exciting and rewarding social enterprise.

 

The successful candidate will be required to

▪organise, publicise and promote lunch clubs

▪create and deliver activities for the lunch clubs

▪interact with customers in the café to encourage socialisation

▪liaise with local organisations

▪help out in the café as needed

▪ assist to support and train volunteers

▪market events and activities

 

 

Person Spec

Awareness of the issues facing people who are 50 and over

An understanding of the problems associated with isolation

▪good communication skills and an ability to engage with people

▪ Excellent organisational skills

▪Have the initiative to work well on your own, but alsothe ability to work with others

▪knowledge of local resources desirable

This position is subject to a satisfactory PVG

The project is funded for 8 months after which time we hope to extend the job with the possibility of a continued role dependant on funding.

 

To apply for this position please send a current CV and a cover letter detailing the experience that you have relating to each point on the person specification. Please supply the names of 2 referees, one of which should be your last employer (voluntary or paid) to fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

Ferns Kitchen Catering

Balfour House,

10 Cameron Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 5LB

 

Applications should be received by Monday 29th April and interviews will be held Thursday 9thth May

WE ARE HIRING!!!

 

Support and Development Worker

 

Part time 16– 20 hours per week (negotiable) £17 600 pro rata

Ferns Kitchen Catering CIC is a community café based within a sheltered housing complex in south Edinburgh. We reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing a safe and welcoming café space with social activities aimed at over 50s. We also provide outside catering and offer volunteering and training opportunities to local people with barriers to employment.

We are looking for a part time support and development worker to help with the running of the social events and setting up of lunch clubs in the café. You will also liaise with other local organisations to promote Ferns and work together to maximise the benefit to the customers. The support and development worker be the first point of contact for visitors and residents coming to the café. They will have the ability to create a friendly and welcoming environment where people will feel relaxed and able to enjoy the company have access to nutritious food and join in with activities within the project. This is a great opportunity for the right person to use their skills and vision to enable local residents who have become isolated to widen their social networks. This is a new venture which offers the scope for creative development in an exciting and rewarding social enterprise.

 

The successful candidate will be required to

▪organise, publicise and promote lunch clubs

▪create and deliver activities for the lunch clubs

▪interact with customers in the café to encourage socialisation

▪liaise with local organisations

▪help out in the café as needed

▪ assist to support and train volunteers

▪market events and activities

 

 

Person Spec

Awareness of the issues facing people who are 50 and over

An understanding of the problems associated with isolation

▪good communication skills and an ability to engage with people

▪ Excellent organisational skills

▪Have the initiative to work well on your own, but alsothe ability to work with others

▪knowledge of local resources desirable

This position is subject to a satisfactory PVG

The project is funded for 8 months after which time we hope to extend the job with the possibility of a continued role dependant on funding.

 

To apply for this position please send a current CV and a cover letter detailing the experience that you have relating to each point on the person specification. Please supply the names of 2 referees, one of which should be your last employer (voluntary or paid) to fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

Ferns Kitchen Catering

Balfour House,

10 Cameron Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 5LB

 

Applications should be received by Monday 29th April and interviews will be held Thursday 9thth May

 

 

COMING SOON…LUNCH CLUBS

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING A NEW STAFF MEMBER NEXT MONTH WHICH WILL ENABLE US TO HOST LUNCH CLUBS AND EVENTS! IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW MAY BE INTERESTED IN COMING ALONG TO LUNCH CLUB OR SOCIAL EVENTS/INFORMATION AFTERNOONS THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AT fernskitchencatering@gmail or call us on 07565651031

FERNS AT EAT WELL DAY

We’re exhibiting at the Eat Well, Drink Well, Age Well #StayNourished Event for Nutrition and Hydration Week on the 15th of March in Edinburgh. Join us any time between 11am and 2pm to speak to the broad range of organisations listed below, all of whom support older people with their nutrition and hydration needs.

To find out more and to book your complimentary tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eat-well-drink-well-age-well-staynourished-tickets-55013096653?aff=eand

Organisations Attending

  • Care UK Residential Care Service – who will have their ‘Eating as we Age’ guide available
  • East Well Age Well – run a variety of projects and offer training
  • Ecology Centre – to tell us about community gardening and food education
  • Edinburgh Community Food – also run a range of projects, offer training and help coordinate the Edinburgh Community Café network
  • Fern’s Kitchen – runs a café in one of Viewpoint Housing’s sheltered housing complexes in Edinburgh
  • Focus Games – will be helping us to play their ‘Food in Later Life’ and ‘Hydration’ board games which are designed as an aid to learning
  • Home Instead Senior Care – will be presenting the results of research YouGov did for them into the eating habits of older generations in Britain
  • Meal Makers – bring together those who love to cook and share food, with a local older neighbour
  • Outside the Box – whose Food Buddies project has a range of booklets to help people to live well with dementia around all aspects of food
  • Parley Box – will have samples from their range of ambient ready meals designed for older people
  • Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland – is an awarding body for a number of qualifications in Food Safety and Food & Health
  • Tap Into IT – who help older people to order food shopping online

PLEASE COME ALONG AND FIND OUT MORE

We are hiring!

Support and Development Worker

 

Part time 16– 20 hours per week (negotiable) £17 600 pro rata

Ferns Kitchen Catering CIC is a community café based within a sheltered housing complex in south Edinburgh. We reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing a safe and welcoming café space with social activities aimed at over 50s. We also provide outside catering and offer volunteering and training opportunities to local people with barriers to employment.

We are looking for a part time support and development worker to help with the running of the social events and setting up of lunch clubs in the café. You will also liaise with other local organisations to promote Ferns and work together to maximise the benefit to the customers. The support and development worker be the first point of contact for visitors and residents coming to the café. They will have the ability to create a friendly and welcoming environment where people will feel relaxed and able to enjoy the company have access to nutritious food and join in with activities within the project. This is a great opportunity for the right person to use their skills and vision to enable local residents who have become isolated to widen their social networks. This is a new venture which offers the scope for creative development in an exciting and rewarding social enterprise.

 

The successful candidate will be required to

▪organise, publicise and promote lunch clubs

▪create and deliver activities for the lunch clubs

▪interact with customers in the café to encourage socialisation

▪liaise with local organisations

▪help out in the café as needed

▪ assist to support and train volunteers

▪market events and activities

 

 

Person Spec

Awareness of the issues facing people who are 50 and over

An understanding of the problems associated with isolation

▪good communication skills and an ability to engage with people

▪ Excellent organisational skills

▪Have the initiative to work well on your own, but alsothe ability to work with others

▪knowledge of local resources desirable

This position is subject to a satisfactory PVG

The project is funded for 8 months after which time we hope to extend the job with the possibility of a continued role dependant on funding.

 

To apply for this position please send a current CV and a cover letter detailing the experience that you have relating to each point on the person specification. Please supply the names of 2 referees, one of which should be your last employer (voluntary or paid) to fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

Ferns Kitchen Catering

Balfour House,

10 Cameron Crescent

Edinburgh

EH16 5LB

 

Applications should be received by Sunday 3rd March and interviews will be held Monday 11th March

 

 

Volunteer Delivery Driver Required

Ferns are looking for a volunteer delivery driver for a few hours a week, varied hours to help us to deliver amazing outside catering to local organisations! Driver will need their own car and we will offer monthly milage allowance, coffee and snacks.

The hours vary week to week so flexibility is a must

If this sounds like something you wiuld be interested in lease contact us on fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

 

 

Volunteer required!!!!

Ferns Kitchen is looking for a part-time volunteer delivery car + driver for approx. 6 hours a week. We are a community café based in the Southside of Edinburgh and we require someone reliable to deliver our outside catering and frozen ready meals with a smile! This role may suit someone who has retired or has another part time post. The times will vary according to the needs that week. Must have own car (monthly petrol costs reimbursed)

Please contact us at fernskitchencatering@gmail.com

Come and be part of the team 😊

http://www.fernskitchen.org

Please help us to get Ferns noticed with Tesco Bags of Help Scheme!

Ferns Kitchen has been selected as one of the possible recipients of the Tesco Groundwork Fund! We are delighted but we need your help! If you are using Tesco in one of the areas listed below, please feed your token into the FERNS KITCHEN CATERING slot to help us fund our services!

2340    Corstorphine    EH12 7UQ        Extra
5484    CRAIGLOCKHART EXP       EH14 1AT        Express
5305    EDINBURGH BRUNTSFIELD METRO     EH10 5DN        Metro
2461    Edinburgh Colinton Mains  (D) (B)       EH13 9AH        Superstores
6423    EDINBURGH GRACEMT EXP   EH16 6RS        Express
6551    EDINBURGH HAYMARK EXP   EH12 5LQ        Express
5769    Edinburgh Hermiston Gate        EH11 4DG        Superstores
6550    EDINBURGH NIDDRIE EXP   EH16 4DT        Express
6658    EDINBURGH ROSBURN EXP   EH12 5NG        Express
6850    EDINBURGH STENHSE EXP   EH11 3DQ        Express
5189    RBS EDINBURGH EXP       EH12 9BH        Express

Many Thanks for your support 🙂