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The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road, PH2 7BH
£18,768 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week

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Job Title: Chef

Salary: £15,014.40 per annum (full time equivalent would £18,768 per annum)

Contracted Hours: 28 per week

Working Pattern: Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Contract Type: Permanent


PKAVS is a large local charity supporting the wellbeing of people throughout Perth and Kinross at their times of greatest need. Through our staff of over 80 and the help of more than 120 volunteers, we support young and adult unpaid carers, those recovering from mental ill-health, minority communities, older people, Perth and Kinross’ Third Sector, and local volunteers.

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 chef 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 chef will work with a team of independent volunteers on this day.

Experience of running a café is desirable 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.

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th October 2021.

Interview date: Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October 2021.

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