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We are a community led, lottery funded group whose aim is to create a locally sourced food & craft hub in Ayrshire.
Ayrshire food from Ayrshire folk.


Our vision is to build a new flexible use eco-friendly building from a farm shop, coffee shop and integral social/educational centre on the site of the former primary school at Crossroads.

This hub will be a dynamic place for community support, social enterprise, business, training and cultural activities. It will work to inspire residents and improve health, well being, employability, aspiration and community cohesion.

The hub aims to provide facilities to improve the Crossroads area by enhancing local life, create employment opportunities and showcase quality local produce.




Are you enthusiastic about growing and cooking your own locally sourced food?  Would you enjoy the opportunity to pass on your knowledge and enthusiasm to others? An exciting opportunity to work within a real community project has arisen, and we are looking to fill the following fixed term position.


Full /part time/Job Share: Community Food Worker (Driver)

Base: Darvel, Ayrshire

Salary: £18,500 + pension, pro rata (dependent on hours worked)

Contract: August 2019, with extension subject to funding


The Crossroads Community Hub works under the banner of “Ayrshire food from Ayrshire folk”, with the aim of making locally produced foods widely accessible to the community, and to create opportunities for learning, and sharing skills and traditional crafts.  Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Community-led fund, we are establishing community activities in advance of our Community Hub being built.

The successful applicant for the above position will have a flexible outlook, with the passion and ability to pass on their knowledge of sourcing, preparing, and incorporating into cooking; locally grown fruit and vegetables.  They will have the creative ability to confidently discuss and demonstrate food preparation and storage processes through to cooking affordable meals.

The aim of the project is to promote a healthy lifestyle, by demonstrating the benefits of growing and preparing fresh local produce and reducing food waste. The successful applicant must therefore have a passion for, and an understanding of the benefits of promoting this lifestyle.

The position involves a significant amount of driving, and applicants should therefore be both competent and confident in their ability to drive, particularly on rural roads.

We are also happy to consider part time or job share for the right candidates.

Support and training will be provided to the successful applicant.

If you believe you have the necessary skills to fill this position, or would like to be considered for a job share role, please apply by downloading the application form and job description using the links or contact us on

Closing date for applications:  Friday 10th August 5:00pm

Interviews to be held: Friday 17th August.