COOKING COORDINATOR – JOB DESCRIPTION

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Plant to Plate Job Description
Cooking Coordinator

Hours: 8 hours per week for the 40 school weeks of the year.
Requirements of the position:
1. Facility to park the Plant to Plate cooking van in a safe location
This allows for resourcing the van and driving the van to the school lesson each week
2. Small fridge space
Some goods will require fridge space between lessons.
3. Attend school lesson each week 8.30 am to 1 pm; and fulfil job description.

Payment: $18.50/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBLE TO:
Plant to Plate Aotearoa Charitable Trust
IMMEDIATELY RESPONSIBLE TO:
Management Team, Plant to Plate Aotearoa
CORE RELATIONSHIP:
Operational Administrator

RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Overall leading the Plant to Plate cooking programme
• Planning the cooking lesson
• On-the-day organisation of the team of cooking volunteers
• Resource management to ensure supplies are sufficient for each lesson
• Administrative commitment to Plant to Plate organisation
• Mitigation of potential hazards for children and adults during all Plant to Plate activities

THIS INCLUDES:
Lesson preparation
– Plan the cooking lesson. This includes what to cook and any particular presentation approach to use.
– Purchase foodstuffs in preparation for each session and ensure enough crockery, cutlery and other equipment is available.
– Liaise with the Volunteer coordinator/Operational administrator to ensure volunteers are available; for data purposes; and for specific information about the class.
On the day lesson
– Lead the volunteer team to implement these programmes on the day. This includes unpacking and repacking the Cooking van, set up of preparation stations and inducting new volunteers.
– Give students/teachers/volunteers an overview of the session and any health and safety requirements prior to the session starting.
Resource management
– Check and refill food and kitchen storage containers regular.
– Keep Plant to Plate van tidy and organized.
– Report to management committee when replacements are needed.
Management administration
– Report to management committee if there are volunteer issues.
– Attend Plant to Plate monthly management committee meetings.
– Loyalty to committee and Plant to Plate Aotearoa.
– Maintain school confidentiality.
– Professional approach at all times

OUTCOMES:
– Programme in schools runs smoothly and safely each time with sufficient skilled volunteers
– Children enjoy their hands-on learning experience and are keen to try at home
– School staff and volunteers enjoy and learn from each session
– Foodstuffs are stored hygienically and safety issues are dealt with as soon as possible
– Communication is clear and data on the programme is available
– Issues/concerns are dealt with appropriately

PLEASE MAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF THE TIMING. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MANAGEMENT MEETING THE DAY AFTER BEING INFORMED OF THEIR APPOINTMENT.

Timing:
20 December 2017: Position advertised.
22 December 2017: Last day for queries inside the application period.
15 January 2018: Last day to apply for position. Send letter, CV and 2 referees to planttoplateaoteroa@gmail.com
23 January 2018: Plant to Plate recruitment team will interview a selection of candidates for the position.
24 January 2018: Candidates will be informed about the appointment of the coordinator
25 January 2018: Appointed candidate to attend first management meeting of year.
1 February 2018: First lesson to be presented at North St school Feilding

Queries:
Send any queries to planttoplateaotearoa@gmail.com
Due to this application process occurring over Christmas New Year correspondence is limited. If any queries are received after the 22nd of December; contact will be made by Plant to Plate after the closing date of 15 January 2018.