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Class Host Assistant in cookery classes

Made in Hackney

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Purpose of Volunteer Role
To assist cookery teachers/chefs in ensuring the smooth running of Made in Hackney’s cooking classes and events and that participants enjoy themselves in cooking safely.

Key Tasks
• Assist the teacher in preparing the kitchen before participants arrive for a class (eg. ingredients, work stations and equipment).
• Meeting and greeting the participants as they arrive.
• Deliver a health and safety briefing if you feel confident to address the whole class. (optional)
• Ensure that participants enjoy themselves, feels welcome, included and supported and follow the teacher’s instructions for safe cooking.
• Eat together with the participants as part of our community activities.
• Assist the teacher in washing up, cleaning, packing away equipment and tables.

Teaching & Training,Support Work,Catering,Community Work,General and Helping

Admin, Cleaning & Tidying, Managing People, Organising & Planning

Person Specification • An interest in healthy plant-based cooking • Friendly interpersonal and customer service skills • Confidence and empathy to work with diverse community groups and individuals, some with special needs • Enthusiastic and a positive attitude • Ability to take initiative and be flexible • Proactive on-the-spot thinking and problem-solving skills for varied class situations

• Volunteer Induction and Supervision • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed for each day of volunteering (£7 for meals), plus reasonable travel expenses, with receipt (£15/day total) • On the Job Training e.g. safeguarding, food safety in catering level 2, plant based nutrition • Concession rate to attend cookery classes on invitation for active volunteers • Volunteer Socials to meet other volunteers • Professional reference provided after a 6-month commitment

Each class is for about 5 hours, including setting up and clearing up. Class schedules vary, Mondays to Fridays in the day (generally lunch time) or evenings after 4:30 pm, or on weekends on Saturday or Sunday. Community Feasts and outreach events can range from 3 – 7 hours.

Further location details may be provided below.

Sukhin Tye

Liberty Hall 128 Clapton Common Road Spring Hill Hackney E5 9AA

E5 9AA

Getting to Made in Hackney Nearest Overground Station Stamford Hill - 13 minute walk to kitchen or take 253 or 254 bus to Clapton Common. Then a 2 minute walk to MIH. Clapton - 14 minute walk to kitchen or take 253 or 254 bus to Clapton Common. Then a 2 minute walk to MIH. Hackney Central - Take 253 or 254 bus to Clapton Commons. Then a 2 minute walk to MIH. Nearest Underground Station Seven Sisters | Victoria Line - From Seven Sisters Station Underground Station it is a 24 minute walk to MIH or you can use one of the following bus routes: Take the 349 to Rook Road. It’s a 4 minute walk from here to MIH. Take the 476 to Stamford Hill Broadway. It’s a 9 minute walk from here to MIH. Take the 318 to Rookwood Road, It’s a 7 minute walk from here to MIH.


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Made in Hackney values diversity in all forms. We therefore support and encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

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- handwashing facilities and sanitising stations provided - volunteers to use face covering - volunteer and attendees to do a Lateral Flow Test before coming to class - Covid-safe procedures included in the kitchen induction training - ventilated space with glass doors and windows

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