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Community Chef Educator

Biffa · 22 days ago

Join Our Team: Community Chef Educator at Community Kitchen

Are you passionate about making a difference through food?

Would you like be part of of our Brand new Community Shop soon to be opening in Hoyland, Barnsley

Community Kitchen is seeking a dedicated Chef Educator to lead our culinary initiatives and drive positive change in our community.

This position has responsibility for the delivery of Community Kitchen’s programmes and community based initiatives that align in responding to a community needs. You will need to have the potential to solve community-based problems, be ready and willing to create positive changes in our community and to question and rethink concepts, assumptions and practises.

You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders demonstrating your leadership, initiative, ability to problem solve and capacity to respond flexibly to unexpected demand.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities


  • Ensure that all Health, Safety & Environmental policies and practises are upheld
  • Locally lead and deliver Community Kitchen’s Social Impact and Development services including the promotion and support of communities through development and engagement initiatives
  • Ability to deliver membership drives to broaden Community Kitchen’s Social Impact
  • The delivery of in-house training and development programmes
  • Delivery of effective social programmes with housing providers and more widely across the not-for-profit, social enterprise, public and private sectors – with the aim of taking forward new social impact opportunities that maximise the synergistic and financial benefits of joint working
  • Build understanding within both the social sector and beyond Community Shop to developing social impact business offer, continuing to consolidate with Social Impact & Development department
  • Deliver and develop effective Membership practises to ensure access and promotion for service users to Community Shop


  • Engage your team both within your department and within other departments to support cross functional and positive working relationships
  • Employ a supportive and high performing culture with consistent delivery, through excellent leadership and motivation, that fully utilises and develops your teams’ skills and capabilities
  • Keep up to date with information relevant to your department and cascade this accordingly to your team


  • Consistent and effective membership drive to maximise utilisation of services through Community Store, Hub and Kitchen (35 per week)
  • Effective delivery of kitchen & café services
  • Effective delivery of Community Kitchen cookery development courses
  • Good standard effective communication with team regarding implementation of social programmes
  • Electronic and paper filing systems are well organised and maintained
  • All sensitive / confidential information managed with integrity and maturity



  • Lead by example and uphold Company Shop Group values at all times
  • To be flexible and adaptable to support the needs of the business
  • Solution focused mind-set; bringing solutions and opportunities
  • A desire to continually focus on your own continued professional development
  • Sound understanding of and experience in social change objectives and strategies
  • Ability to deliver effective cookery and development programmes
  • Demonstrated capacity to work at a community level; working with multi-faceted, integrated team operational environment
  • Highly developed communications skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to achieving high quality, innovative results
  • Ability to work collaboratively, flexibly and with initiative to fulfil both individual and team performance targets
  • Confident presenter and trainer
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills
  • High level attention to detail.
  • Ability to simultaneously coordinate multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Experience delivering effective cooking training programmes
  • Experience working with vulnerable individuals
  • Experience gained within a Community based setting required


Why you’ll love Company Shop Group

  • Free membership to Company Shop for you and 10 x nominees.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual Flu Injections, High Street and Leisure discounts and on-site Parking.
  • Subsidised staff Canteen, Free Tea & Coffee, and Free Fruit Friday
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Grocery Aid.
  • Eligible for Costco membership, Cycle 2 Work, and UK Fuel card discounts.
  • Life assurance benefit

Location-Hoyland, Barnsley

Hours-08:00-4:30pm Monday-Friday (Although flexibility is required, as the store is open 08:30-5:00pm Mon-Fri and Saturdays 9:00am-3:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be required to have a DBS check carried out as part of the offer process.

Join us in empowering our community through food! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and passion for social impact.

Last updated on May 23, 2024

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