WHALE Arts Vacancies

WHALE Arts are recruiting a Community Meal Chef and Coordinator and a Community Garden Coordinator.

Please see below for a summary of each post:


Community Meal Chef and Coordinator

The post is part-time working 14 hours per week (2 days a week – must be available on Fridays) contracted until April 30th 2024, with a salary of £8800 year 1, £9064 year 2, £9335 year 3 pro-rata equivalent.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Food, nutrition and eco-sustainability

  • Prepare, organise and cook a nutritious, plant-based and sustainable community meal for 50-70 local people every Friday
  • Be responsible for ordering and stock management within the WHALE Arts kitchen pantry, storing useable fresh and dry store ingredients for the meal
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines relating to the meal and related activities are adhered to at all times by staff and volunteers
  • Liaise with the local partners and the building team including the Community Garden Coordinator, meal and garden volunteers and staff to maintain and implement nutrition and sustainability goals
  • Implement sustainability work and controls to reduce food waste including but not limited to: regular composting from the kitchen, plan meals using Wester Hailes home-grown ingredients from the community garden
  • Provide figures to track any relevant evaluation data for the meal and work with your line manager to develop and improve the meal further (e.g. food donations used in the meal, meals cooked, feedback from community)
  • Work closely with the Enterprise and Facilities manager and the rest of the team to help implement relevant enterprise activities (e.g. pay-it-forward model trial for meal)

Supporting local community and volunteers

  • Manage, coach, train and support 3-4 local community meal volunteers per year
  • Support and supervise volunteers in line with our volunteer policy and procedures to achieve their volunteering goals and help deliver the community meal project
  • Work closely with the volunteer coordinator to recruit, induct and support new volunteers at WHALE Arts
  • Provide figures to volunteer coordinator for monitoring the project (e.g. volunteer hours, any other relevant data to monitor the project)
  • Work closely with local community and your line manager to ensure ongoing input and feedback from community feeds is listened to and implemented

Other duties

  • Undertake any other relevant duties within the role

Community Garden Coordinator

The post is part-time working 21 hours per week 3 days a week, contracted until April 30th 2024, with a salary of £13200 year 1, £13596 year 2, £14,003 year 3 pro-rata equivalent.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Garden maintenance

  • Ensure the maintenance of the garden grounds at WHALE Arts, working alongside the Enterprise and Facilities Manager, staff and volunteers
  • Help develop and implement a Garden Maintenance Plan liaising as appropriate with the Enterprise and Facilities Manager, gardening groups and volunteers
  • Assist with the development and management of the organisation’s food waste and composting system
  • Manage and maintain garden resources and equipment at WHALE Arts, ensuring these are correctly stored
  • Contribute to the maintenance and planning of green spaces developed outwith our venue with other local partners
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines relating to the garden group and related activities responsible for are adhered to at all times by staff and volunteers

Social enterprise and sustainability

  • Work closely with the Enterprise and Facilities manager and the rest of the team to help implement social enterprise activities that the community want to take forward (e.g. Indoor plant growing for café shop/online selling, garden markets and other pilots)
  • Liaise with the local partners and the building team including the Community Chef Coordinator, meal and garden volunteers and staff to maintain and help implement project goals
  • Implement sustainability work and controls to reduce food waste including but not limited to: regular composting from the kitchen and café, plan growing to complement related activities such as the community meal
  • Provide figures to track any relevant evaluation data for the garden and work with your line manager (e.g. participation and engagement in volunteer group, feedback from volunteer group and community)

Supporting local community and volunteers

  • Manage, coach, train and support a core group of 16 regular local community garden volunteers per year
  • Arrange and support relevant guest garden sessions to improve our community reach and provide one-off sessions (e.g. community celebration events in garden)
  • Help improve our volunteers’ confidence, knowledge, skills and wellbeing through garden activities
  • Support and supervise volunteers in line with our volunteer policy and procedures to achieve their volunteering goals and help deliver the community meal project
  • Work closely with the volunteer coordinator to recruit, induct and support new volunteers at WHALE Arts
  • Champion our garden volunteers that want to lead on relevant garden activities
  • Provide figures to volunteer coordinator for monitoring the project (e.g. volunteer hours, any other relevant data to monitor the project)
  • Work closely with local community and your line manager to ensure ongoing input and feedback from community feeds is listened to and implemented

Other duties

  • Undertake any other relevant duties within the role

They welcome applications form both the local area and outside Wester Hailes. The closing date for teh coordinator role has now passed, the closing date for the chef role is midday on Thursday 20th May 2021.

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 (2 pages for the Community Gardner Coordinator Post).
  • 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.

If you would like to speak to someone about the role please contact Laura Delahunt, Enterprise and Facilities Manager, by emailing us on recruitment@whalearts.co.uk or by phoning 0131 4583267 to request a call.

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