Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

Elgin Youth Development Group has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Executive Officer who is able to continue to develop our dynamic and growing charity.

Based in the adjoining buildings of Elgin Youth Café and The Inkwell (our new Community Hub and Kitchen), our charity runs projects and activities for both young people and other members of our community, and aims to build confidence, promote health and wellbeing and increase skills and employability. In addition to this, we run a successful venue hire and catering arm which generates income for our charitable activities. You will be leading a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and you will create and deliver a strategic plan that will allow us to continue to provide a wide range of services for local people.

To be successful, you will have a credible track record in management with experience in  the third sector and will be able to demonstrate strong leadership, financial acumen, and strategic thinking. This role is hands on and flexibility and adaptability is key. The ability to plan, organise and multi task is essential, as is the need to work with a varied and dynamic environment.

How to apply: please forward your CV, together with a covering letter stating your suitability for the post to

Closing date: 5pm, 20th October 2017

Job description – Chief Officer – September 17
Person specification – Chief Officer – Sept 17

We’re Recruiting!

Elgin Youth Cafe is currently looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead our Youth Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily management and support of all aspects of the Youth Team activities, which will include both evening and weekend work.

The post is full time, and will attract a salary of between £25,000 and £28,000 dependent on experience. More information is available by emailing or calling Mr Jack Proven on 07854 819785.

Applicants should email their CV with a covering letter to

Closing Date for applications is 5pm, 6th Oct 2017.

Job Description Youth Team Manager
Person Specification Youth Team Manager

We are still here! Promise…

Well it’s been a bit quiet on the Community Kitchen side for the last couple of months. I’ve been working with several groups to develop skills whilst having fun, but our drop in sessions have suffered as a consequence. To that end, I’m putting on 2 Saturday Family Baking Sessions during the summer holidays – so if you fancy something a bit different why not book yourself onto a session. Please email to book a place or find out more information.

An Update on what’s been Happening in the Community Kitchen!

Hi All,

Well it’s been a bit quiet in the Kitchen over the past couple of weeks, so though it was time that I updated you on what’s going on in the Kitchen.

Our biggest news is that we were officially opened by HRH Princess Royal yesterday, Monday 6th March.  Whilst enjoying a short tour around the facility as a whole, the Princess Royal chatted with young people who were cooking in the kitchen and watched the Smoothie Bikes in action.

On sadder news, we are coming to the end of 2 of our strands of funding this month. We say goodbye to Angela who has been working on the Climate Challenge Fund project over the past 10 months whilst the Eat Canny funding concludes after 3 years. This will have an impact on the number of sessions we offer during the week, reducing from 8 per week to only 4. Similarly as attendance at our drop in sessions is not as good as hoped, we may start to focus more on specific group work, only offering sessions to the public 2 or 3 times a month. That said, if funding improves then we will obviously look to offer more sessions.

This month, we will have 2 Family cooking sessions:

If you have any comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Do you enjoy Take-away?

Do you like your weekly take-away pizza or Chinese meal? How about learning to make your own? The Community Kitchen will be holding 2 ‘Fakeaways’ classes over the next month.

3rd Feb 5pm – 7.30pm: Pizza Making session

3rd Mar 5pm – 7.30pm: Fakeaways – Chinese, Indian and other popular take-away meals.

Contact Penny on 01343 548300 or email to book your place.