Community Meal Chef and Coordinator
Hours of Work: 10 hours per week. 10 – 3pm each Friday + 5 hours engagement work to be worked flexibly across the rest of the week.
Salary: Freelance rate of £15 per hour x 10 hours per week for 12 months Nov / Dec 2019 – Nov / Dec 2020
Summary of the Post
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic chef to coordinate and cook delicious vegetarian food for the Foodness Community Meal. This post offers an opportunity to use your cooking and organisational skills in a friendly self-organised community environment catering for up to 50 people each Friday, carrying out support for volunteer cooks and undertaking community engagement work to encourage increased volunteering and attendance.
Summary of Project
The Foodness Community Meal is all about shared food and friendship. Based in the WHALE Arts Centre the meal is a collaboration between WHALE Arts, Prospect Community Housing, SCOREscotland and Space Kitchen (formerly The Broomhouse Centre). The free meal takes place every Friday 1 – 2pm and promotes healthy eating in a welcoming inclusive atmosphere, offering a dignified approach to issues around food affordability as well as reaching out to more isolated residents. The lunch has evolved through various forms in the last few years from a series of Climate Challenge Fund projects run by local partners WHALE and SCOREscotland. Over the last year Friday Foodness has benefitted from the support of The Broomhouse Centre (now Space Kitchen) who have been a key partner over the last year during their temporary stay in Wester Hailes while their beautiful new centre was being built – during this time their café staff and volunteers produced many of the delicious meals along with Tasting Change and SCOREscotland support. Currently a wide range of people attend the lunch from the various groups that are connected to WHALE Arts and SCOREscotland alongside Prospect tenants, other local residents and workers. The intergenerational and intercultural mix of people sitting down to eat together each week illustrates just how effective the Foodness Community Meal is at bringing people together and creating a sense of community.
How to apply
Apply in writing or by email, enclosing/attaching:
- An up to date CV detailing relevant education and employment experience. No longer than two pages.
- A covering letter demonstrating how your skills meet the Essential and Desirable Skills criteria of the job description. No longer than one page.
- Details of two referees, including your most recent employer.
The successful candidate will be appointed to the role subject to confirmation of PVG Scheme Membership.
Interviews will be held w/c 4th November or w/c 11th November and we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Tues 29th October 2019
For more details on the role please download the job description below or contact Kirsty Frankland, Arts and Wellbeing Lead, by emailing email@example.com or call 0131 4583267.