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Salary - £26,000 pro rata 1 Day per Week

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Applications deadline: 28th Feb

12 Month Contract Starting 6th March 2024


Alongside improvements to our community cafe we are creating resilience and sustainability by creating new staff capacity in this area. This is a move towards a fully operational community food offering. The new community food engagement role will work with members of the community as volunteers to educate and inspire, and alongside our partners at Loveland Community Field to provide fresh, local, organic produce to those who need it most. 

The cafe as an addition to our many other activities has been a challenge to keep running. We are committed to making it work because we see it as integral to our aims and something that the community needs. Our vision is to make it into a space which encompasses excellent and healthy local produce alongside social awareness, cultural events and distribution of free food to those who need it encouraging greater social cohesion. One of the main overall aims of the Fish Factory is to tackle social isolation and improve wellbeing through creativity and we are excited to bring our cafe in line with these aims. We have come up against the physical limitations of our extremely basic kitchen so these upgrades are targeted to bring immediate community benefit by allowing staff the dedicated time to work on and develop the project along with the physical means to produce larger quantities of healthy food. This will mean more food is redirected from supermarket excess to those who need it, more events can offer free food alongside a wide range of cultural activity and more volunteers and workshop participants can learn about food production, preparation and distribution.

Duties Include:

  • Managing the planned upgrades of our cafe, seating and outside area. Work will include replacing furniture and fixtures and managing contractors. 

  • Arranging and collecting free food from our partners (supermarkets and gleaners) and being in charge of distribution, safety and best use of these resources and connections. 

  • Organising, seeking funding for and producing community food events and food alongside our cultural programme.

  • Working with cafe staff to ensure the cafe offering is best serving our community and aligns with the ethics and values of the Fish Factory.

  • Developing ideas around combining creativity and food. 

Person Specification:

  • We are seeking a community minded and well organised person for this role. 

  • Must have experience and enthusiasm working with food and relevant certification. 

  • Must be okay with flexible working and happy to help out with a variety of tasks while maintaining the integrity and aims of this role and the long term goals of the wider project.

  • Must have a UK Driving License

This post is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Responsible to: Rose Hatcher, Director.

Responsible for: Events volunteers & freelancers

Please send a CV and covering letter telling us why you would like to apply to this role and how you can fulfill the job description. Email to by 28th Feb to be considered for this role. We are also happy to accept other methods of application (e.g. by video).

We will be holding interviews for this role with the Fish Factory director and other team members on Monday 19th Feb and work is to commence from 6th March 2024.


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