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Kitchen Assistant / Team Member - Edinburgh

Hostelling Scotland
£11.85 per hour
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Kitchen Assistant / Team Member - Edinburgh 

Locations: Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, 9 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4AL

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 32

Salary: £11.85

Accommodation: This is a live-out position

Join our team, with an adventurous spirit, to help our guests discover and experience the real Scotland through hostelling with us whilst you can also enjoy exploring cities, hillwalking, climbing and many other outdoor activities and amazing surroundings in your spare time.​

As a non-profit charity with people and communities at our heart, we also give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity, the chance of a well needed break to explore and experience Scotland or to develop their skills for life, learning and work through our youth programmes. 

Working with Hostelling Scotland is more than just a job. Join our team to become an Ambassador for Scotland and make a difference!

You will be part of our dedicated and friendly team at our Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel.

About the role of Kitchen Assistant:

Key responsibilities will be:

  • carrying in food deliveries and putting them into store
  • cleaning ovens, dishes, pans and other equipment
  • cleaning the floor and disposing of kitchen waste and rubbish correctly
  • keeping kitchen walls and work surfaces clean
  • bringing food in from the storeroom
  • checking sell-by dates and rotating stock
  • peeling and cutting vegetables, chopping meat, plucking poultry, skinning and gutting fish
  • preparing simple food
  • using machinery such as slicers and mixers. ​

Ideal you will have:

  • Previous experience of working in busy contract catering environment.
  • Excellent time management skills. ​

We can offer:

  • Membership of Hostelling Scotland
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension and holidays
  • Meal discounts on shift
  • Uniform is provided ​

Additional Information:

  • A successful candidate is required to provide one satisfactory reference and a recent Basic Disclosure clearance
  • You must be able to provide an evidence of your right to work in the UK prior to starting with us. ​


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