Community Meals Team Leader


Te Whānau Pūtahi responded to the Covid-19 crisis by producing and delivering meals for those in need in our community. Small teams gather every week to cook 100-200 meals using seven tried and tested recipes. We have a commercial kitchen and comply with food safety regulations to ensure the standard of food preparation is what our community deserve.
This role is to liaise with the teams of cooks, ensure the roster is organised and the resources needed for each Cookathon, are in place. You are responsible for ensuring a high standard of meal preparation and that teams meet safe food handling requirements.
You will be supported by our friendly, welcoming staff team and accountable to the manager of Te Whānau Pūtahi.
This role will give you immense satisfaction as you see the meals produced and know that these help families in our community who are struggling with food security.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;
Goal 1 - No poverty
Goal 2 - Zero hunger
Goal 3 - Good health and well being
Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities


You need to be organised and committed to high standards. We are looking for someone who can work well with teams of people and keep them motivated and on task. A very good standard of conversational English is required for this role. A Certificate in Food Handling would be beneficial, however is not essential. Great communication skills are needed in this role. If you have a positive attitude, care about resilient communities, are reliable and trustworthy, then we would welcome your application.

A Ministry of Justice background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Approximately 2.5 hours on some weekends and check ins during the week. This could be a job shared role.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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