Our Susie has been with us right from the early days of REfUSE, in various different roles. We have lost count of the number of times we’ve said “what would we do without Susie?”… well, now we’re going to learn – she is going to have a baby! We can’t wait to meet our new littlest waste-saving hero. But this means we’re looking for someone to take on maternity cover! Read on to find out if it could be you joining our team…
Are you looking for an opportunity for part-time work in a dynamic social enterprise with a powerful social mission? Do you believe the scale of food waste globally is unsustainable and shocking? Do you believe in the power of food to bring together community across any background or barrier? Do you describe yourself as high energy, committed and self-starting? A job at REfUSE could be the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable experience whilst making a meaningful impact on the world.
Based around a “Pay As You Feel” café in Chester le Street, REfUSE is a not-for-profit social enterprise which intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste. Our vision is to reveal the true value of things, places and people that are unjustly wasted or overlooked. We intercept food before it becomes waste and turn it into healthy, accessible meals, served on a ‘Pay As You Feel’ basis. Along with a force of other organisations, activists and campaigners, we’ve raised awareness of the injustice of food waste at every level, from households and families to big businesses, supermarket directors and government decision makers.
The café was opened in April 2018. Built by volunteers, run by volunteers, and fuelled by food surplus, it is a beautiful place of inclusive community and creativity. We are looking for someone to cover maternity leave, taking on managing the café for one day a week and volunteer co-ordinating behind the scenes for the rest of the time.
This is a maternity cover role, on a 9 month fixed term contract. We would love to see the right candidate join our team, contribute to our community building work, and help us “Feed Bellies Not Bins”.
We are looking for someone to manage the café for one day a week: Thursdays or Fridays with some occasional Saturday cover, plus 12 hours a day a week for co-ordinating our team of amazing volunteers. The café is volunteer-run, and we have an amazing team of volunteers; your job on a café managing day will be to supervise and manage systems so that both customers and volunteers are happy. Volunteer co-ordinating will involve organising and managing training, sign-up and communications, as set out in our job description.
Click the link below for the full job description and how to apply.