Posted: Thursday - April 28, 2022 10:35 am     

Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator, Nottingham, NG2 

Salary: £19305 per annum
Location: Nottingham, NG2
Contract: Fixed Term, extension possible
Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours/week, 8 am to 4pm, some Saturday and Bank Holiday working may be required
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pro-rata, 5% Employer Pension Contribution including Life Cover, Occupational Sick Pay Benefits & Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave and Pay, plus more
Reporting to: Project Manager
 
Are you a creative and passionate Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator looking for a new ground breaking challenge? Do you hate food waste and want to see that redirected to people struggling to access good food? This is a new, exiting unique role which will allow you to fulfil your passion for cooking, whilst growing your kitchen experience, helping reduce food waste and serving local community needs.
 
FareShare Midlands is embarking on a ground-breaking, innovative project turning surplus food into meals and ingredients for vulnerable people, and we need a Head Chef/Kitchen Manager to lead the kitchen team making this happen.
 
Like the supply of surplus food to FareShare Midlands, no two shifts will be the same. Every day new food will arrive, and together your team-mates, which will include volunteers, corporate volunteers and people on an employability journey, you will create delicious meals for our charity members to get to local people in need.
 
We continue to strive to ensure that the profile of our staff and volunteers reflects the diverse communities we serve across the Midlands. As such we encourage and welcome applications from all our diverse communities.
 

About FareShare Midlands

FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to 550 frontline charities such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to more than 35,000 vulnerable people every week. Find out more by visting the website.
 

The Role

This is a new and exciting role at the heart of a ground-breaking, innovative project turning surplus food into meals and ingredients for vulnerable people in local communities across the Midlands.
 
As a Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator, you will support the Head Chef Manager with the daily activities at our dedicated, external catering kitchen in Nottingham. You will be responsible for ensuring that food is prepared to the highest standards, using the correct equipment and materials. With your support and commitment, daily activities in the kitchen will run like clockwork, including supporting daily deliveries, processing, preparing and cooking activities, packaging and labelling of food products, creating product information sheets and daily cleaning.
 
Your skills and knowledge in culinary arts and enthusiasm for our mission will be shown in the types of meals you and the team create. You’ll work directly with a diverse team of volunteers and will engage and facilitate them in the safe, effective and efficient preparation of meals.
 

Main responsibilities

In the FareShare Kitchen you’ll:

  • Work alongside the Head Chef to maintain and deliver high standards. Proactively co-ordinating all activities throughout the kitchen, including food preparation, cooking, packaging, labelling, cleaning, product specifications and record keeping.
  • Be responsible for and maintaining kitchen cleanliness to a high standard by cleaning as you go throughout the shift, as well as regular deep cleaning of various equipment throughout the week. 
  • Ensure compliance at all times for Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, COSHH and HACCP requirements and legislation.  
  • Ensure the correct delivery, storage and rotation of stocks. 
  • Take responsibility for the accurate labelling and listing of ingredient declarations for all prepared foods.
  • Work with a brilliant team of volunteers, supporting and encouraging where required. Leading by example to motivate and guide volunteers in daily activities and maintaining excellent relations and communications between the team. 
  • Be invested in the project and strive for its success, supporting the project team where necessary on trialling opportunities, finding solutions and gathering learnings. 
 


Person Specification: Skills, Qualities & Experience

Essential
  • Relevant NVQ or equivalent qualifications, including Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Experience in a catering, hospitality, production or manufacturing kitchen; with hand-on skills for preparing and cooking foods in large volumes
  • Proven record of following Food Safety, Health & Safety and HACCP requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to be diverse and demonstrate a great teamwork ethic
  • Be self-motivated and to work under your own initiative, prioritise and manage your time and the volunteer’s time effectively
  • Be flexible in the activities and responsibilities you carry out
     
Desirable
  • Good knowledge using MS Office and administrative experience
  • Awareness of allergens, controls and food labelling in the food industry
  • Worked at a Commis or Chef de Partie level, with demonstrable experience of having responsibility across sections in a kitchen
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the work of FareShare
  • Enthusiasm to achieve team goals, produce successful results and champion the project aims
  • Experience with working in a diverse team, with volunteers or people with learning difficulties
 
FareShare is an equal opportunities employer and so at all times you will:
  • Be courteous and demonstrate FareShare Midlands Equality and Diversity policy to all team-mates and visitors
  • Take responsibility for the safety of volunteers who join you
  • Support the Volunteer Manager in ensuring all volunteers have a valuable and rewarding experience whilst supporting FareShare
 

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to 
 
We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within FareShare Midlands.  
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is 20 May 2022.
 
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Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator, Nottingham, NG2

Posted: Thursday - April 28, 2022 10:35 am     

Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator, Nottingham, NG2 

Salary: £19305 per annum
Location: Nottingham, NG2
Contract: Fixed Term, extension possible
Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours/week, 8 am to 4pm, some Saturday and Bank Holiday working may be required
Benefits: 25 days holiday, pro-rata, 5% Employer Pension Contribution including Life Cover, Occupational Sick Pay Benefits & Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave and Pay, plus more
Reporting to: Project Manager
 
Are you a creative and passionate Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator looking for a new ground breaking challenge? Do you hate food waste and want to see that redirected to people struggling to access good food? This is a new, exiting unique role which will allow you to fulfil your passion for cooking, whilst growing your kitchen experience, helping reduce food waste and serving local community needs.
 
FareShare Midlands is embarking on a ground-breaking, innovative project turning surplus food into meals and ingredients for vulnerable people, and we need a Head Chef/Kitchen Manager to lead the kitchen team making this happen.
 
Like the supply of surplus food to FareShare Midlands, no two shifts will be the same. Every day new food will arrive, and together your team-mates, which will include volunteers, corporate volunteers and people on an employability journey, you will create delicious meals for our charity members to get to local people in need.
 
We continue to strive to ensure that the profile of our staff and volunteers reflects the diverse communities we serve across the Midlands. As such we encourage and welcome applications from all our diverse communities.
 

About FareShare Midlands

FareShare Midlands is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from retailers and manufacturers. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to 550 frontline charities such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to more than 35,000 vulnerable people every week. Find out more by visting the website.
 

The Role

This is a new and exciting role at the heart of a ground-breaking, innovative project turning surplus food into meals and ingredients for vulnerable people in local communities across the Midlands.
 
As a Kitchen Assistant Co-ordinator, you will support the Head Chef Manager with the daily activities at our dedicated, external catering kitchen in Nottingham. You will be responsible for ensuring that food is prepared to the highest standards, using the correct equipment and materials. With your support and commitment, daily activities in the kitchen will run like clockwork, including supporting daily deliveries, processing, preparing and cooking activities, packaging and labelling of food products, creating product information sheets and daily cleaning.
 
Your skills and knowledge in culinary arts and enthusiasm for our mission will be shown in the types of meals you and the team create. You’ll work directly with a diverse team of volunteers and will engage and facilitate them in the safe, effective and efficient preparation of meals.
 

Main responsibilities

In the FareShare Kitchen you’ll:

  • Work alongside the Head Chef to maintain and deliver high standards. Proactively co-ordinating all activities throughout the kitchen, including food preparation, cooking, packaging, labelling, cleaning, product specifications and record keeping.
  • Be responsible for and maintaining kitchen cleanliness to a high standard by cleaning as you go throughout the shift, as well as regular deep cleaning of various equipment throughout the week. 
  • Ensure compliance at all times for Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, COSHH and HACCP requirements and legislation.  
  • Ensure the correct delivery, storage and rotation of stocks. 
  • Take responsibility for the accurate labelling and listing of ingredient declarations for all prepared foods.
  • Work with a brilliant team of volunteers, supporting and encouraging where required. Leading by example to motivate and guide volunteers in daily activities and maintaining excellent relations and communications between the team. 
  • Be invested in the project and strive for its success, supporting the project team where necessary on trialling opportunities, finding solutions and gathering learnings. 
 


Person Specification: Skills, Qualities & Experience

Essential
  • Relevant NVQ or equivalent qualifications, including Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Experience in a catering, hospitality, production or manufacturing kitchen; with hand-on skills for preparing and cooking foods in large volumes
  • Proven record of following Food Safety, Health & Safety and HACCP requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to be diverse and demonstrate a great teamwork ethic
  • Be self-motivated and to work under your own initiative, prioritise and manage your time and the volunteer’s time effectively
  • Be flexible in the activities and responsibilities you carry out
     
Desirable
  • Good knowledge using MS Office and administrative experience
  • Awareness of allergens, controls and food labelling in the food industry
  • Worked at a Commis or Chef de Partie level, with demonstrable experience of having responsibility across sections in a kitchen
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the work of FareShare
  • Enthusiasm to achieve team goals, produce successful results and champion the project aims
  • Experience with working in a diverse team, with volunteers or people with learning difficulties
 
FareShare is an equal opportunities employer and so at all times you will:
  • Be courteous and demonstrate FareShare Midlands Equality and Diversity policy to all team-mates and visitors
  • Take responsibility for the safety of volunteers who join you
  • Support the Volunteer Manager in ensuring all volunteers have a valuable and rewarding experience whilst supporting FareShare
 

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please create a supporting statement to demonstrate your suitability and to explain your interest in both the job and FareShare Midlands. Send your supporting statement with a copy of your CV to 
 
We particularly welcome applications from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds as they are currently under-represented within FareShare Midlands.  
 
Closing date for receipt of applications is 20 May 2022.
 

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