EATS Rosyth job vacancy

EATS Rosyth job vacancy – Community Cook

We are hiring!

We’re hiring for an additional Community Cook. Full details below.

Post: Community Cook
Contract: Part time post 18.75 hours per week (flexible additional hours may be available)
Salary: £10,725 & contributory employers pension scheme if eligible (£11 per hour)
Hours of work: Part time: 18.75 hours per week on a flexible basis that may include some
Saturdays / Sundays / Evenings. Initial probationary period of 3 months applies.
Holidays: 28 days holiday, plus 5 public holidays, per annum pro rata based on 37.5hrs.
Location: Rosyth – but some travel around Fife may be required
Reporting to: Food Services Co-ordinator & General Manager

About us:
Rosyth Community Projects Limited is a registered charity based in Rosyth, known locally
as EATS Rosyth. We operate a Community Hub in Rosyth, as well as a Community Garden and
Centenary Orchard. We provide opportunities in Rosyth for growing, cooking and sharing food. We
seek to increase the sense of community in the town through volunteering, education, and
community-led activity. We are committed to enabling a diverse range of local residents, volunteers
and visitors to participate in our resources to learn, share and enjoy with the aim of bringing about
personal growth and a greener community.

Main Purpose of Post:
Our Greenspace Coordinator will work together with the other Greenspace Coordinator to run
programming in our greenspaces, as well as facilitate the maintenance and care of the garden and
orchard. This will include the running of existing groups/classes/activities, running community events,
running targeted and casual volunteering sessions, and working alongside our regular volunteers to
maintain and grow food within our Greenspaces. The successful candidate will have a strong working
knowledge of vegetable gardening (including growing in greenhouses and polytunnels across all
seasons), and have a confident working knowledge of the care and maintenance of fruit trees and
various fruiting bushes and vines. They will be confident working closely with volunteers, and have a
passion for bringing out the best in each of them. They will be confident when leading large and small
groups in both educational and social activities. They will work sensitively with a diverse range of
service users. They will work closely with the Hub team to develop a food-growing plan for the new
Community Cafe. They will work closely with the other Greenspace Coordinator to help develop a 3-year
Masterplan for the greenspaces. Our Greenspace Coordinator will work closely with the people of Rosyth,
with a strong focus on involving the community in every step of the gardening process.

Main Duties

1. Take the lead in making the food that EATS Rosyth serves on a daily basis. This will include
helping to support a cafe menu which you will prepare, cook and assemble the dishes for. This
menu will need to be flexible and at all times nutritious, with a focus on seasonality, depending
on the food that can be ordered in any given week. This menu will include breakfast, brunch,
main meals, light bites and salads, soups and food for children.
2. To help ensure the Community Hub’s kitchen and cafe deliver against published opening
hours and serve food for events and groups outside these core hours.
3. Ensure the kitchen is run according to food safety and hygiene standards — of paramount
4. Liaise with suppliers, monitor stock and order food, oversee deliveries, working within a
kitchen budget and minimising food waste.
5. Be responsible for quality control, making sure food is of the right standard and is presented
6. To work with others that will make up the kitchen staff, namely our Food Services Co-ordinator
and our team of volunteers who will be able to help with many of the duties involved in our
food operations. To delegate responsibilities as you see fit, based on the strengths of those in
the team.

7. Provide training and support to kitchen volunteers
8. To model dignity in all relationships with staff, volunteers and customers alike
9. Undertake training related to the post as appropriate
10. Manage and maintain RCPL as a centre of excellence
This job description does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities and tasks but indicates
the main responsibilities required from employees in the role. The organisation reserves the right to
require employees to perform other duties from time to time. The organisation also reserves the right
to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs
of the organisation’s business.
There may be a requirement to work evenings and weekends as necessary in order to ensure
appropriate fulfilment of duties.

Person Specification

Essential requirements:
● Proven experience working as a chef or cook in a busy kitchen
● Advanced knowledge of culinary techniques, strong technical skills
● Experience with various kitchen equipment
● Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification or equivalent
● A knowledge of cooking, serving and storing food safely
● Passion for making and serving nutritious food
● Self-motivation and an ability to work on own initiative
● Strong teamwork and communication skills and a non-judgemental approach
● Organisational skills and the ability to delegate
● Attention to detail to ensure consistent, high standards
● An ability to be flexible in response to the changing demands of the project
● An understanding of the needs and motivations of volunteers
● A willingness to learn, work as part of a team and support others who may experience barriers
to inclusion
● Displays honesty, integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all actions and decisions

Desirable requirements:
• Previous experience of volunteering
• Previous experience of working within third sector

Key Attributes:
● Advanced Food Hygiene qualification or equivalent
● Previous experience of volunteering
● Experience of working within the third sector

Application pack:
View the application pack here.

How to apply:
All applications to be made on Job Application form. CVs will not be accepted.
Applications preferred via email to: or alternatively marked Private and
Confidential to:
Community Cook Post
Rosyth Community Projects Limited, 115A Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2PS

How to contact us:
For further information or queries please email: For further information on the
project visit or on Facebook at &

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 10 November 2023.