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The Hive , EH10 5HF
£12 per hour pro-rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
10 hours per week

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years. Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change. SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Post: Bank Coffee Bar Worker

Ref: REC1516

Location: The Hive, Edinburgh

Hours: Variable

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Contract: Bank

About the Role

The Hive is an activity centre in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital providing coffee bar, activities, and events for in-patients of the hospital. The Hive is a fun lively place to work, we offer a welcoming space for patients away from the wards where the can relax and have a coffee or get involved in activities and social events e.g. art, clay modelling, knitting, yoga, walking groups, music jam, karaoke, parties, and much more.

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day running of the coffee bar, serving drinks, snacks, keeping coffee bar clean and tidy in line with food hygiene regulation. They will also be responsible in encouraging patient involvement in activities in the Hive, this can be assisting with group work such as art, music, and exercise or playing pool and interacting with patients. The post will also involve promotional and administrative tasks.

The post requires flexibility in the hours that you are available to work as The Hive is open Tuesday to Saturday during the day and opening late on a Tuesday evening.

If you have creative skills that you would like to share and have some experience of mental health we would love to hear from you.

What we are looking for

Enthusiastic and creative person to work with our small team to ensure a welcoming environment for in-patients.

Experience of mental health and associated challenges is desirable.

Experience in a coffee bar role or bar work desirable, hygiene certificate is essential or willingness to complete training.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential

Must be approachable, supportive and able to operate in a team.

Skills and experience in running arts, crafts, music groups and activities is desirable.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

• Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure registration costs.

• Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

• 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service

• 4 public holidays

• 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.

• Team wellbeing budgets

• Workplace pension scheme

• Life Assurance policy

• Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date for applications will be Tuesday 2nd July 5pm.

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Julie McPherson Team Leader, 07860 781 651 or

To apply and for further information please visit;

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared in your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible

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