Current Job Opportunities

We currently have 3 job vacancies:

  1. Cafe assistant – 25 hours per week
  2. Vintage Vibes – Community Adventurer – 21.6 hours per week
  3. Young Carers Sessional Worker – 6 hours per week

Community Jobs Scotland – Cafe Assistant

Do you know a young person aged 16-29 who would like some catering experience in a community cafe?

We have a 25 hour job vacancy for a Cafe Assistant. Applicants need to have a barrier to employment such as being unemployed, care experienced, experience of the criminal justice system, a disability or health issue, confidence or self esteem issues, or be a young carer.

We are a supportive and friendly team providing a vital service in the heart of Broomhouse. Click on the link below for more information and how to apply.

Vintage Vibes – Community Adventurer – 21.6 hours per week

Edinburgh is the loneliest city in the UK for older people. Vintage Vibes is an award winning fresh approach to tackling isolation, putting together over 60s (called our VIPs) and volunteers and matching them based on shared interests to create long-lasting friendships. Our motto is ‘Good Company Never Gets Old’ and we’re a partnership project between two charities in Edinburgh, LifeCare Edinburgh Limited and The Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises (The Partners).

A significant barrier for older people contributing to their community is lack of confidence & self-belief (amplified by isolation & deprivation). Vintage Vibes has been awarded funding by Comic Relief for the Community Adventurers project. This is a fresh approach, matching lonely older and younger folk from low-income areas based on shared interests to create true friendships, build confidence and then work together to support local causes through volunteering.

This role, based at the Broomhouse Centre, involves 14hrs p/w working alongside a fantastic, but small, team of 2 Service Co-ordinators, a Development Manager and wonderful volunteers to deliver a quality, personalised and responsive beneficiary‐led service to older people in Edinburgh so that VIPs from low income areas are re-engaged with their local communities.

You will explore community based opportunities (from community cafes to local allotments) alongside supporting and supervising the VIPs and volunteers in the delivery of the project. In addition, the role includes 7 hours p/w administrative support for volunteer and VIP processing, communication support and other ad hoc duties.

Closing date: 8th August 2018

Click the link below for more information on how to apply:

Young Carers Sessional Worker

6 hours per week Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5.30-8.30pm

Broomhouse Young Carers support Young Carers aged 7-25 in South West Edinburgh, covering a quarter of the city by way of weekly support/activity groups running though out the year, including a summer programme and annual residentials for all age groups. One to one support is delivered by our Young Carers Development and Support worker and Schools awareness raising sessions are carried out in partnership with other Young Carers Projects in Edinburgh covering 8 High Schools.

Summary of Post

The purpose of this role is to assist the Project Worker in the delivery of a programme of interesting, fun and educational activities in consultation with Young Carers to ensure they are at the centre of their own planning. The programme is designed to give Young Carers and Young Adult Carers much needed headspace from their caring roles.

Main Activities and Key Responsibilities

Project Planning and Session Preparation

To consult with Young Carers about their programme of activities and plan, implement and deliver the yearly programme

During Sessions

Support the Project Worker in delivery of the weekly programme of creative activities within and out with the Centre

Motivate, encourage and support Young Carers to participate fully in the sessions

Comply with Health and Safety procedures at all times to keep everyone safe

Ensure you have a good understanding and comply with Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises Child Protection Policy regarding documenting and reporting disclosures by Young Carers

Ensure you comply with Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises policy on documenting and reporting incidents that take place in sessions

After Sessions

Participate in discussions with the staff team and volunteers after each session as part of the debriefing process, to help identify the session outcomes, to highlight any issues that arose and any new areas of work

Work as part of the YC team to complete the written evaluation forms after each session

Other responsibilities

To participate in residentials with Young Carers and Young Adult Carers

To undertake Child Protection Training and other training relevant to the position

Adhere to the policies and procedures of Broomhouse Centre and Enterprises

To for more information and to apply please email for an application form.