Job Description and Person Specification
Hours: Minimum 25 hours per week.
Salary range: £20-23k pro rata. Dependent on experience.
Benefits: 21 days holiday (pro rata if part time, based on 37.5 hours per week) plus statutory holidays, Workplace Pension.
Duration of appointment: Seasonal – 6 months fixed term with with an extension subject to success
Reports to: General Manager
Location: North Lands Creative, Alastair Pilkington Studio, Lybster
FUSE KITCHEN is a space for learning and exploring, our vibrant new coffee shop, café and maker space in the heart of the North Lands Creative glass studio Lybster. Fuse Kitchen will play host to a whole range of creative workshops and arts activities for all ages. Fusing creativity with food, it’s the perfect place to pick up a new hobby, meet friends or even relax for an hour with some tea and cake!
We are searching for enthusiastic and welcoming staff to join our café team and be part of the success of our new creative community hub!
This is an exciting opportunity for a café manager or enthusiastic barista with senior experience to join the North Lands Creative team at its flagship Alastair Pilkington Studio to launch its first in-house café.
We are looking for someone to manage and develop the new café named FUSE KITCHEN at our Lybster studio, which runs ancillary to our new Gallery and Community Hub and sits in the heart of the village.
We are looking for someone to work with us to launch the café, creating a new food and drinks offer, establishing a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and achieving and maintaining high standards of quality and hygiene. You will be very hands on, with the scope to oversee the operation as the trade grows. The café will be locally focused and chime with North Lands Creative green credentials, and offer local healthy and vegetarian food.
You will be creative, full of ideas, and eager to put your stamp on a new and exciting project. The café has a lot of potential to grow from an ancillary gallery café to a fantastic community resource for the county. We want to keep close to the community, the artists and the gallery visitors while bringing a whole new crowd to the area and building up a regular trade.
The financial success of the café will be dependent on you. You will need to be energetic, see opportunities through and drive the business forward. Marketing and social media can be part of your role if you want to own it and develop your skills and experience, working with the rest of the team.
The café is integral to North Lands Creative other activities such as the exhibition programme, afterhours studio events and venue-hire catering opportunities – and will be the new home to the gallery shop and community activities.
The café will be open during the day including weekends, however you might be required to work evenings for events from time to time.
Proven experience is essential, together with a flexible hands-on approach and a genuine passion for food. Financial awareness is key, together with an understanding of stock potential to improve the financial success and visitor experience at North Lands Creative flagship creative community hub. An interest in the arts and North Lands Creative activities is preferable.
Working will be part of a small team and may include some lone working. Level of experience expected:
To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a cover letter outlining:
About North Lands Creative
This position is supported by the Scottish Government Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme Adapt & Thrive Fund.
North Lands Creative is an equal opportunities and Living Wage employer and registered charity supported by Creative Scotland. As a not for profit organisation all of our earned income goes directly back into supporting our artistic programme, community activity and the development of our creative spaces.
Applications / expressions of interest should be sent to Laura O’Kane, General Manager
We are looking to fill this post urgently, so please get in touch promptly. We will be interviewing while this advertisement is live.
You can find out more about our organisation by visiting www.northlandscreative.co.uk