Job title: SPYF Molendinar Cafe Assistant

Hours: 20 hours per week

Sessional: Flexible including evenings and weekends

Location: SPYF Molendinar Community Centre, Blackhill, Glasgow

Reports to: SPYF Community Centre Manager.

Salary: £19838 – £21,295 pro rata per annum / £11.44 per hour


About the Organisation

St Paul’s Youth Forum aims to alleviate the worst effects of poverty in the Blackhill/ Provanmill area of Glasgow through our programmes focusing on Eating, Education, Exercise and Empowerment. We are part of the People Make Glasgow Communities, working in partnership with the City Council and Glasgow Life to reopen our local Community Centre.


Purpose of the Role

At SPYF, food has long been at the core of many of our programmes and we are hugely excited for the potential of the Molendinar Community Centre Cafe (Mollies Diner) this year.

The Molendinar Cafe Assistant will work alongside the Cafe Manager at SPYF Molendinar Community Centre, providing a vital service for the local community. 

A key purpose of the cafe will be to provide a healthy meal for anyone in need, alongside other menu options.

Working closely with staff, Trustees, the local authority, funders and external commercial organisations, the Molendinar Cafe Assistant will ensure that a welcoming space operates for the benefit of, not only young people and local residents, but people throughout Glasgow.

Thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council’s Place Fund, this post is funded for 1 year with a view to extend this subject to further funding.


Community and Partnership

  • Work with local people to identify menu suggestions eg. through surveys, questionnaires and other feedback

  • Manage volunteers, including workload

  • Help train volunteers

  • Observe and promote equal opportunities, customer care, and equality and diversity policies and procedures, including those related to child protection and vulnerable persons

  • Carry out various marketing and administration duties, including social media posts 

  • Take part in events and celebrations which acknowledge the successes along the road to achieving long-term outcomes for Blackhill and the local area

           Other Duties 

  • Effectively communicate and build working relationships with Centre users, staff, volunteers, and trustees 

  • Undertake relevant training when necessary

  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the status of the post as directed by the SPYF Community Centre Manager

         General Conduct 

  • Punctuality and being ‘on call’ to a reasonable level is essential

  • Polite, approachable, and helpful

  • Show enthusiasm and promote positivity and inclusivity

  • Maintain confidentiality regarding Centre business, users, and volunteers 

Desirable experience skills and qualifications

  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate 

  • Previous catering experience 

  • Worked in a fast-paced customer-facing environment






Education, Registration & Training

Able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous experience

This role requires PVG clearance for regulated work with children.

Coaching training

Previous Experience (Paid & Voluntary Work)

Experience of working in a customer-focused environment

Experience of cash handling and reconciliation

Experience in a   leisure/community setting

Knowledge/ Skills /Competencies

Effective verbal and written communication skills

A skilled user of Microsoft Office

Effective organisational and time management skills

Understanding of effective customer care

Food hygiene trained 

Knowledge of health and safety

Personal Qualities

Ability to use own initiative

Ability to prioritise work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Ability to work flexibly as part of a team

To apply for this role, please email a cover letter and a copy of your cv to

If you have any questions about the role, please email

The closing date for applications will be Friday the 23rd of February with interviews on Wednesday the 6th of March.

We are always looking for people to be part of the fantastic team that supports our amazing young people and their community. If you want to volunteer with us contact our Youth Team Leader Neil,

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