Paid support worker for Tuesday cookery workshops needed

Cambridge Sustainable Food is looking for a paid support worker to help with Thyme to Cook, a free family cookery club held at Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge. The sessions are on Tuesdays 3 – 6.30 p.m. during term times, Thursdays 10.00 – 1.30 in school holidays. The person will be needed until the end of the summer term 2016 and be paid £29 for each session on a freelance basis. See here for more information about the cookery club, which is led by 2 experienced chefs and supported by a team of volunteers.

Thyme to Cook photo 1Main purpose:

To coordinate the work of the volunteers at the cookery workshops in order to support the workshop leaders in the smooth running of the session

  1. Be there at the start to help set up and prepare equipment, liaise with the workshop organisers about the plan for the session, and help assign tasks to the volunteers.
  1. When the families arrive, check their names against the registe
  2. During the workshop ensure that:
    1. Support is given to the families where needed
    2. Activities are available, supervised and organised for the children. (These may be toys, books, simple craft activities for those children who do not wish to cook, or organised singing or circle games for while the food is cooking)
    3. Equipment is cleared from the cooking tables when finished with, and washed up in the kitchen
  1. At the end of the workshop help ensure that all equipment is cleaned and packed away
  1. Collect any feedback from the volunteers, and check whether they are able to attend the next session

cooking workshop - thyme-1 copyPrevious experience is not necessary, but an interest in family health, nutrition and wellbeing is essential.

The person we are looking for should be approachable, responsive, clear thinking and who works well as part of team


Please email your CV to Bev Sedley on, together with a letter explaining why you would like this job and what relevant qualifications and/or experience you have. Deadline for applications 5pm Wednesday 9th March.