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Café General Manager

LOCATION: Scottish National Portrait Gallery | SALARY: Subject to experience | TYPE: Full time fixed term contract

Experienced in all aspects of hospitality, love food and have a creative streak?

Heritage Portfolio is extremely proud to have been working with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for the last 10 years where we have built up Café Portrait to be a leading café destination within the city Centre.

We are now thrilled to be looking for a Café General Manager to join us at this wonderful venue.  This is a unique opportunity to become involved in a busy, highly sought after multi-faceted café housed within the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 

This role will be perfect for someone who is an all-rounder who loves to get involved in all aspects of hospitality. It is essential that you enjoy running busy venues whilst also having a love and passion for great food, meeting budgets and upholding the highest standards. It is imperative that you will fit in with the wider Heritage Portfolio family and that you will able to continue developing and serving the gastronomic delights and quality service that we have become known for.

Working alongside the Director of Retail Operations the ideal candidate will ensure that we deliver a continually fresh offer in the café and ensure great service throughout. Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have a high level of financial acumen and be able to interrogate complex financial data and report data as required.

With the ability to develop robust relationship with the clients coupled with the desire to listen and understand the needs of our clients you will be able adapt our service offering appropriately without compromise.  Within the café we operate a ‘Made from Scratch’ mantra, so we require you to focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance throughout the product range.

The Candidate:

  • Creative and full of individuality
  • Must love the industry and be passionate about GREAT food!
  • Have previously managed a high volume venue at Management level
  • Must be currently working in a venue where quality is a focus
  • Have dynamic relationship skills 
  • Have strong knowledge of cost control, P&L management and sales building

A full job description is available on request


About us:

Heritage Portfolio has a 23-year history of delivering outstanding retail catering in partnership with venues of distinction such as the Scottish National Galleries, The Signet Library in Edinburgh, and operate events services ranging from large scale corporate, private parties and exclusive weddings to blue chip UK organisations. With a long standing reputation in its field, Heritage Portfolio maintains a ‘Made from Scratch’ ethos, focusing on sustainability, seasonality and providence.

The position is a full time fixed term contract and will be based in Edinburgh. The successful applicant will be subject to a security vetting process.


To apply, please send CVs to:

Yvonne Stirling

Heritage Portfolio


Salary subject to experience

Heritage Portfolio Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer.                                                

Please note that we are unable to acknowledge all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within four weeks, you have not been selected for interview.

Only those with a right to work in the UK will be considered