We currently have 4 positions available:

Youth Worker x 2

Project Worker -Youth Befriending Project

Kitchen Manager/Chef

Youth Worker (Drop-In Youth Cafe) x 2

Rate: £13.25 an hour. This rate is including holiday pay

Hours:  Friday evening 5.30pm – 8.30pm (3 hours per week; 2 hours contact time, 1 hr prep and debrief)

Summary of Post

We wish to recruit two enthusiastic and committed youth workers to join our team and be a part of developing our new and exciting project – The Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises, Drop-In Youth Cafe.

The purpose of this role is to plan, organise and deliver a programme of interesting, fun youth work activities in consultation with the young people that access the drop-in café, to ensure they are at the centre of their own planning. The programme is designed to give Young People a much needed safe space within their own community where they can congregate and have fun.

For more details please contact:  Amanda Farquhar on 07927558249 or email or download application pack below. Please remember to include a covering letter.

Closing date:  We look forward to receiving your application by end of business day Friday 15th February 2019.

Youth cafe drop-in job description, person spec

Drop In Cafe Youth Worker Application Form

Self Declaration Form

Equalities Monitoring Form

Project Worker -Youth Befriending Project

Position:                      Project Worker – Youth Befriending Project

Responsible to:           Youth & Families Service Manager

Based:                           The Broomhouse Centre, 79-89 Broomhouse Crescent,

                                         Edinburgh, EH11 3RH

Salary:                         £19,582 – £21, 758 (pro rata) funded for 12 months

Hours:  3 days per week: to be determined, including on call time to be agreed with the Service Manager and Chief Executive, and confirmed in job contract. In total you will be working 18 hours per week.

Pension:           5% of salary Employers contribution to your stakeholder’s pension with Aviva

PVG:    This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Summary of Post

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic and committed project worker to join our youth team and to become a part of one of our core projects – The Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project.

The aims of this post will be:

  • To work within the Youth Services team to provide a befriending service which supports children and young people who are affected by parental drug/alcohol use, aged between 5-16 years residing in South West Edinburgh Partnership areas,
  • To work closely with Service Manager and a range of stakeholders, team members, family members and carers, partner agencies, social work professionals, teachers, and other agencies as appropriate
  • To organise the day to day provision of befriending to children and young people, who are experiencing problems at home, school or in the community
  • To work with the Service Manager and the wider youth befriending team to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders to provide a 2 hour weekly session for each young person.

If you are interested or would like to find out more details please contact: 

Amanda Farquhar on 07927558249 or email or download application pack below

Closing date:  End of business day Monday 25th February 2019

Job Description Youth Befriending Project Worker

YB – Project worker Person Specification

Project Worker Application Form

Self Declaration Form

Equalities Monitoring Form


Kitchen Manager/Chef – Broomhouse Change Kitchen at Broomhouse Centre & Enterprises

Salary: £20,161 – £24,405 p.a. depending on experience – Full time
Location: Edinburgh

This post is funded by Scottish Government Social Economy Growth Fund

About the role
Broomhouse Change Kitchen is a social enterprise and we are looking for an experienced, self-motivated and enthusiastic Kitchen Manager/Chef to manage and develop the catering business at the Broomhouse Centre. We are currently a small operation and we have big plans for growth. Focusing on outside catering and events in Edinburgh, we need someone with great cooking skills, creativity, enthusiasm and passion to work with, and support, a small team.  Development of staff is a big part of this role along with maintaining great kitchen standards. This is a hands-on position, leading the team to produce delicious food using fresh, seasonal ingredients through all catering operations.

About Broomhouse Change Kitchen
There are three arms to our catering operations; Café, Outside Catering and Skills training. We are about to embark on an exciting new phase and have started the construction of a new building, with an integrated café. During this year, catering operations continue, building business ready for when we move into our new building in Summer 2019.

The Café opened 18 years ago, offering a vibrant space for the community, whilst providing a training space for vulnerable groups of people providing life and social skills, as well as accredited training programmes. In 2010 an Outside Catering business was set up providing a City-wide delivery service to voluntary sector organisations and private companies.

Once in our new building, opportunities for innovation really extend as we will have space to hosts parties, weddings and meetings in addition to community and special events; exciting times ahead!

To apply
Send your CV and covering letter, telling us why you are the best person for this position, relating back to the job description and person specification, to Helene van der Ploeg, Business Manager at email

Closing date: We look forward to receiving your CV and covering letter, by 28th February 2019. 

Dates for interview will be confirmed once we have reviewed applications. Please let us know if there are any dates in February and March that you would not be available. If you require any further information please contact Helene van der Ploeg on 0131 455 7731 or 07597 365 025.

We look forward to hearing from you!