Vacancies at Scottish Veterans Residences and Scottish Veterans Housing Association are shown below. 

Position with RVS - Service Manager, Bellrock Close Cafe

Reference J1799  Position: Service Manger (Part Time)

Location:  Glasgow, Lanarkshire  Salary: £8.54 per hour

Royal Voluntary Service can offer you career opportunities where your skills, strengths and enthusiasm will be rewarded and appreciated in many different ways.

We are the largest voluntary service delivering practical help in communities across Britain. Our aim is to provide support that enables older people to live independent and fulfilled lives – we want everybody to matter, regardless how old they are.

We are currently expanding and developing our services to enable many more older people to access the services we provide.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager who enjoys their job and can make a real difference to our team.

The Service Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of our café within the new Bellrock Close Community Facility in Cranhill, Glasgow.

This exciting role offers the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated volunteers to deliver our valuable service. This role’s specific tasks include the effective co-ordination, promotion and operation of the café to veterans staying within the complex as well as local residents, visitors and staff of the local community facility as well as recruitment, induction, training and support of volunteers.

With retail experience, financial awareness and proven ability to work on their own initiative without supervision, the post holder will be responsible for the overall profitability of the service by maximising cafe turnover, managing stock control to minimise stock loss / waste and managing customer services to ensure service excellence.

Applicants should possess excellent organisational, communication and IT skills, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as part of a team. You will be confident at liaising with external stakeholders. You should have experience of managing people and improving performance.

If you are interested in applying for this role you will need to be able to demonstrate a proven track record in working within a retail or café environment as well as service user and/or volunteer engagement and an ability to communicate with and influence people. You will be computer literate. We would be particularly interested in receiving applications from veterans of the armed forces.

This is a permanent position. This is initially a part-time position, working 20 per week with the possibility of increased hours as the service develops.

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to pre-employment checks. This position is subject to a successful PVG check. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Please complete section 1 of the application form regarding DBS/PVG roles.

Please be aware CVs will not be considered – Royal Voluntary Service application form only.

You can apply using the Royal Voluntary Service application form here and returning to the email address below.

CLosing Date:  25 August 2014