Freelance Community Chefs

Freelance Community Chefs
Location: Urban Roots, Glasgow
Rate of pay: Between £15 and £25 per hour depending on the assignment.

Urban Roots is looking to increase its pool of freelance workers to deliver cooking and food work across the Southside of Glasgow. We need reliable people who are skilled in delivering community cooking courses, community meals and one-off demonstrations or workshops. Hours may be ad hoc to cover leave or sickness or for specific projects that may be short to medium-term. This could range from working a few hours at a one-off event or up to 3 days a week over several months.

You may be responsible for:

  • Facilitating ‘Great Grub’ community cooking courses.
  • Facilitating provision of community meals and working with volunteers, some of whom have additional support needs.
  • Providing food related activities at events.

The work involves a commitment to delivering healthy eating on a budget and reducing environmental impact (e.g.using local, seasonal ingredients). It is essential that you understand the needs of different groups, barriers to participation and ways of overcoming these.
Good communication skills and a non-judgemental approach are essential.You will need to hold a current REHIS certificate in Elementary Food Hygiene (or be willing to undertake it) and may be required to undertake additional qualifications, depending on the nature of the work offered. We can assist in providing the relevant training. Skills in group facilitation and a passion for food are essential.

Urban Roots freelance workers will be paid between £15 and £25 per hour depending on the assignment, including time for preparation, planning and evaluation.The nature of our work means that we ask for a PVG check, two references and proof of identity. You will be expected to make your own arrangements for insurance and paying tax and NI contributions.

To apply: If you think you could bring skills, energy and enthusiasm to our work please get in touch by sending your CV and a short covering paragraph outlining your relevant work experience to:
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 2nd March 2020.
If you want to find out more about our work and what’s involved in this role we are holding drop in information sessions at at Toryglen Community Centre, 179 Prospect Hill Circus, G42 0LA on Wednesday 26th February, 1pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm.