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Made in Hackney
Food for All Basement, 3 Cazenove Road N166PA
Compensation: £28,000 rising to £30,000 in 2nd year
This is an exciting and rewarding role leading all volunteer activities at Made in Hackney - a rapidly growing community cookery school and charity working across London. The successful candidate will work directly with a core team of two Directors, Operations Manager, Development Manager, Enterprise Manager and a Finance Manager, as well as the large network of volunteers who assist with Made In Hackney’s varied programme of cookery classes and events.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing and motivating large numbers of volunteers in a community setting and an ability to inspire, recruit and retain new members. They will enjoy attention to detail and have a meticulous abillity for complex scheduling, diary planning and data management. They will be skilled at multi-tasking and will feel as comfortable delivering a training session to new volunteer recruits as getting stuck in with clearing out the compost bin or mopping the kitchen floor after a washing machine flood. Our ideal candidate will also have practical plant-based cookery and food growing skills, in addition to an understanding and knowledge of health and well being, and environmental issues.
The experience of working at Made in Hackney is varied, unique and very rewarding. Many of our volunteers go on to secure rewarding new careers in the food, nutrition and sustainability sector, and as a Volunteer Manager you are the doorway to giving them those opportunities.
Made In Hackney is a flat line management organisation with no traditional levels of hierarchy. We don't believe in the concept of 'bosses'. Instead we believe colleagues contribute to and enhance each other's performance in our respective roles. Line managers are allocated for practicality and support rather than to create unnecessary levels of management seniority. You will have the opportunity to attend Board meetings if you wish, and will be part of organisation defining decision making, planning and strategy.
There is no ‘typical’ work day and we are looking for someone who is flexible to work out of the normal office working hours. However, we take work life balance seriously and respect the need to set boundaries and mutual expectations. There is plenty of room for the successful candidate to be creative and bring new ideas for developing the programmes and related activities and they will enjoy being based in our brand new kitchen venue at Liberty Hall!
Community Class Programme
Training, HR. Finance and general
Background on Made in Hackney
Made in Hackney is a pioneering community cookery school and charity. We teach vital cooking, composting and food growing skills that are good for people and planet. In our classes we draw people's attention to the much overlooked reality of, 'without a healthy planet, how can we be healthy people?' We therefore teach people in fun and inspiring ways healthy eating and lifestyle skills alongside environmental best practice. Our courses are attended by local charities, housing associations, support groups and community groups most in need of developing food skills. We also run courses in other community kitchens around London such as the Redmond Community Centre, Lea View Hall, and in Age UK community centres in Barnet and Peckham.
On Sunday’s we run pay-by-donation Community Classes open to anyone. We also run an enterprise arm of the charity which delivers Masterclasses on a ticket only basis for members of the public, as well as corporate and catering events. Our Team Away Days for employers bring groups of staff to us for a day of fun, practical cooking!
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About Made in Hackney
Made In Hackney is an award winning community kitchen and cookery school. Since launching in 2012 we have helped 6,000 Londoners gain the vital food skills to lead healthier, happier lives. Our goal is to grow our project, secure our future and ensure we can help another 10,000 people over the next five years attend our life changing cookery and food growing courses.