Social Enterprise Cafe and Kitchen Assistants

  • VO96534


Are you a woman who could give 4+ hours each week/fortnight to help support an exciting new social enterprise café in Broughty Ferry? We are based in Castle Green playpark, by the Castle and beachfront and are open Fri/Sat and Sundays for barista coffee, freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan foods and lovely home bakes.

We are a not for profit and are run by an all female professional team set up to support our women volunteers. Our cafe can be very busy, so if you are interested in a career in hospitality or love local sustainable food, this is a great environment to be involved! Our youngest volunteer is 16 and our oldest is 79- we have a diverse community and we operate a 'kind kitchen'. There are opportunities for barista, professional cookery, customer service and till handling. We aim to build self confidence and self esteem through our community.

Organisation aims and objectives

Braw Tea CIC is a social enterprise with the ambition to support *disadvantaged women in Dundee. It will do this through the creation of a community café in Broughty Ferry that will provide training and employment opportunities. The social enterprise will support the women to build confidence, self -esteem, reduce social isolation and stigma and will support the women to secure future employment and economic freedom through gaining relevant transferable workplace skills. Our name indicates that we will do ‘good’, offer good food and will be based in Broughty Ferry . *The beneficiary group will include: - Women who face challenges through poverty, social isolation, poor educational attainment, mental health issues, domestic abuse, low risk women offenders, and refugee/asylum seekers. Referrals to the project will be made through working closely with identified third sector partners, the volunteer agencies and Dundee City Council Employability Team. This list is not exclusive, and we will work with any woman who may benefit from the support and training provided.










We will be open on Saturday and Sundays between 10-5 to the general public. We can offer morning/afternoon or all day volunteer shifts according to your circumstances/preferences. In addition on Fridays we will be closed to the public, but will use this time for training, mentoring, cooking and getting ready for the weekend. Ideally we would like women who can offer us at least 1/2 - 1 day per week and who are able to take part in the training to ensure we provide a safe and professional environment.


Due to the nature of the beneficiary group, many of whom may have suffered trauma and be vulnerable, the café volunteering opportunity is open only to women.
Experience required: • Motivation and reliability • Interest in good food/cakes/coffee • The desire to take part in the learning environment of hospitality • an interest in producing quality food and being part of a professionally run team with women from a diverse range of backgrounds
Travel details: Braw Tea Café- Castle Green Pavilion, Castle Green Park, Broughty Ferry, DD5 2HA
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We are able to reimburse travel expenses to those who need this to enable us to be inclusive. This will be picked up at interview.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If you would like to come along and try it out before you commit, that can be arranged
Training details: We have lots of training available to support you- certificated training in Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, Barista etc and will provide on-going training and support. We also have arranged a voluntary peer mentoring programme ( women volunters offering 1 hour per week to support )
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet