Paid children’s activities support worker needed

Cambridge Sustainable Food is running a number of free family cookery workshops over the next year and is looking for a paid children’s activities support worker to help with some of these. We are currently running 2 sets of 5 workshops on Mondays and Wednesdays up to Easter, but more workshops will be organised in different venues around Cambridge over the coming months, some one-off and some in a series. See here to find out more about the current workshops. (The paid support worker job for the Tuesday cookery club at Arbury is slightly different – for more information about that, see here.) The children’s activities support worker will be needed for two hours per session (4-6pm on Mondays at Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre, Green End Road until 27th March and 4.45-6.45 on Wednesdays at Barnwell Baptist Church, Howard Road until 6th April – other dates still to be organised.)

cooking workshop - thyme-1 copyMain purpose:

To ensure that the children attending the workshops with their parents are either engaged with the cooking activities, or offered alternative activities within the same room

1. To support the children to take part in the cooking where possible

2. To ensure that appropriate activities are available (eg toys, books, simple craft activities) for those children who do not want  to cook

3. To play games or supervise activities with the children while the parents are preparing food, or while the food is cooking. (The parents remain responsible for their children throughout the session.)

4. Ensure that any toys, books or equipment are packed away tidily at the end of each session.

Experience of looking after young children is desirable but not essential.

Thyme to Cook photo 1We are looking for someone who is approachable, a good communicator, has a creative flair and who works well as part of a team.


The deadline for applications is Wednesday 9th March. Please send your CV and a letter explaining why you would like this job and what relevant qualifications / experience you have to Bev Sedley on