"Open Kitchen Social Club provides a safe space in Sheffield, a place where people can come and feel like they're not at risk and can get what they need."
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This is an exciting time of OKSC. We are looking for a Social Lead sessional worker to support the core team and our volunteers during our weekly sessions.
Job Description: Freelance, variable hours starting at 10 hours/week, with more available after the probationary period.
The role: as an Open Kitchen Social Lead, you will take a lead role alongside a supervisor in the core weekly sessions. You will lead the volunteer kitchen team on alternate weeks, with every other week based in the dining hall. You will ensure the smooth delivery of the social café sessions. You will be involved in the day to day running of these sessions, serving food & drink on alternate weeks, creating & maintaining a welcoming, positive and inclusive atmosphere in both the kitchen and the dining hall.
Specifically you will: Kitchen Lead: alternate Mondays. 5 hours. Preparation & clearing up, 1 hr. Session time 10am to 2pm.
Ensure smooth running of the kitchen
Plan menu, including a meat dish and a vegan dish
Buy meat, milk, biscuits & any additional ingredients required for menu
Set out mugs, drinks, spices, utensils
Identify roles for each volunteer
Manage hygiene, health & safety, record fridge, freezer & meat temperatures
Ensure food is ready to serve at 12:30
After serving all members, encourage all to sit & eat together in the dining hall
Designate one person to serve seconds
Wash up & clear away
Dining Hall Lead: alternate Mondays. 5 hours. Preparation & clearing up, 1 hr. Session time 10am to 2pm.
Encourage members to help set up & clear up
Put out tables, chairs, table tennis from store rooms
Set up games from cupboard
Wash & set out donated fruit, check the day’s menu
Greet & welcome each person, offer hot drinks
Build good relationships with and between members
Identify & swiftly diffuse any difficult situation
Follow up enquiries & signpost support when possible (note: we cannot give specialist advice)
Pay volunteer’s bus fare
Clear up dining hall from about 1:30pm, ensure all clean & tidy before all leave by 2pm
Volunteer recruitment and support (in collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator): 5 hours/week
Draw up rotas
Contact kitchen volunteers and ensure they are clear about where & when they are required
Attract new potential volunteers, outreach through City of Sanctuary, Regency House & Mulberry Practice (new arrivals on Wednesdays)
Carry out outreach activities at the City of Sanctuary, Drop-In and new arrival’s accommodation venues to promote OKSC
Hours: initially 10 hours/week. 5 hours on Mondays, including Bank Holidays, leading in the kitchen and in the hall alternate weeks. 5 hours flexible during the week. Additional hours likely to be available on Tuesdays and potentially for events following probationary period. Salary: £15/hour
Close of applications - Monday 9th October, 5pm Shortlisting and notification of interviews - by 5pm Friday 13th October Interviews week beginning - Monday 16th October
If you are interested in finding out more about OKSC before you apply, you would be very welcome to visit our Monday session at St Andrews anytime between 10am and 2pm - by arrangement with Firas: firstname.lastname@example.org.