Canteen Project Manager wanted

St Sid’s/DCH Café/Canteen Project Manager wanted

In April this year, St Sidwell’s Centre, a local charity with a focus on building community and promoting inclusion, will be opening a canteen to cater for staff at Devon and Cornwall Housing Association’s new headquarters, located at Skypark, next to Exeter Airport.

We are looking for a dynamic Project Manager to start as soon as possible, to work with the DCH and St Sid’s teams to create a unique and welcoming canteen that will offer affordable, home-made and delicious food and fantastic artisan coffee.

This new social enterprise is a partnership between two charities and there will be a strong emphasis on community, with the canteen providing opportunities for people facing barriers to employment and participation to gain work-experience and training, working alongside paid staff.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for food and cooking and a strong interest in community to be involved in building a new enterprise from scratch. Responsibilities will include managing a team of staff and volunteers; developing a menu; overseeing the day-to-day working of the canteen; managing finances; and liaising with DCH managers. The ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in catering and in project management but we recognise that personality and vision will be just as important.

The successful candidate will work closely with the existing St Sidwell’s café team and, once the DCH canteen is up and running, there will be opportunities to job-share/swap roles in the management of our city-centre Community Café and other St Sidwell’s food initiatives.

Salary circa £24,000 plus bonus scheme. Sociable hours.

To apply, please contact St Sidwell’s Centre
Email: Café
Tel: 01392 666222

We aim to make all members of the community feel welcome and valued. Our vision promotes inclusion and equality and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

St Sidwell’s is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with these commitments.