Category Archives: Job opportunities

Chase Cafe Business Opportunity

Hi All


Please see the attached advert Link here for tenders for the Chase Community Café. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals / groups to manage a community café and earn a self employed living from it. More information is on the flyer and the Renewal Trust Website.


Please do send out to your contacts and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.


Best wishes


Coleen Francis
Community Empowerment Worker
Office Tel:   0115 8412670
Mobile:        07909 941748

chase centre

Rumbletums has a vacancy for a part-time cook

Details are:

16½ hours per week
£7.00 per hour

Rumbletums, a Community Café in Kimberley providing training and work experience for young people with learning disabilities, is seeking a part-time cook .

Role includes food preparation, particularly baking, assisting with lunchtime meal service and general kitchen and front of house duties, as well as teaching and supporting the trainees.

Initially 16½ hours a week: 9.30 – 15.30 each Wednesday, plus 12 hours over two other days, which might include Saturday, to be agreed. Each day includes a half-hour unpaid break. The days worked may be altered following discussion and, in time, will include Monday.

Applicants must have worked in a commercial kitchen and have cooking experience, although further training will be provided. Also, they must be prepared to undertake additional hours, up to a maximum of 30 in any week, in order to cover the absence of other staff in the kitchen. This may occur from 5 to 10 times per year.

Please contact Jeff Buck for a full job description and application form.

By e-mail at

or by telephone on (0115) 9459421

Alternatively, you can pick up an application form from

Rumbletums Café,
2a Victoria Street,
Nottingham, NG16 2NH

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm on Friday 31st May 2013

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2013.

Thanks very much

Chef/ Hospitality & Catering Teacher – full time fixed term until March 2014

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 24th May 2013

SALARY & GRADE Circa £19,000

HOURS 37 hours per week. Working hours to be agreed with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the project. Please note that evening and/or weekend working will sometimes be necessary.

POST BASED AT Café 100, 100 Derby Rd, Long Eaton, NG10 4LS

Cafe 100 is a community cafe in the heart of Long Eaton.  In addition to being a fully functioning café, Cafe 100 provides an opportunity for young people in the area to gain real work based training whilst learning all aspects of both the hospitality and catering trades. It is run in conjunction with Rathbone Training. Our aim is for Cafe 100 to become the hub of the community where people can come, relax, eat, drink and learn whilst increasing the employability of young people and creating employment opportunities.

See full details here

FIG Local has an exciting opportunity to offer….

To launch the new Notts Nosh Food brand FIG Local will be holding 4 ‘Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events’ in December in our 4 target areas; Bulwell, Aspley, Killisick and Netherfield.

Notts Nosh was created to showcase all of the wonderful food that is being produced within Nottinghamshire, to tap into local pride and to encourage people to buy local food. In doing this we will be addressing the issues that families face in these tough economic times.

The cost of feeding our families is ever rising and this is due to many factors.  One of these factors is the cost of transport and oil from importing foods which raise our food prices. Not only does the current food system take its toll on the environment it also means that lower income households are beginning to struggle with affording food.

The Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events will be held at community centers in our target areas and will offer a free meal made from local, seasonal donated vegetables. The event will also be an opportunity to hand out community food maps of the area which will showcase free, affordable and community based food and encouraging people to access and use these.

We will also have stalls selling fresh local vegetables, jams, chutneys, honey, cakes etc as well as a raffle for food hampers.

Any money raised will be donated to a local food bank or charity serving food.

The opportunity

Is for an individual/group/community cafe to co-ordinate the one pot meal aspect of the events including

  • Sourcing the recipe (to be kept simple examples would be; a veg risotto, veg stew or soup)
  • Co-ordination of a team of volunteers to prep, cook and serve the one pot meal

This opportunity is voluntary however the event will be highly publicized in the media including radio, newspapers and possibly TV and could be a great promotional opportunity for the persons/business/group involved.

We are hoping to roll out a weekly community café in these areas depending on the success of the Festive Events and this could lead to potential employment for the persons involved.

For more information see the role description linked here one pot meal co-ordinator role description

Mencap Cafe Catering Manager [fwd]



Post:                                       Catering Manager


Salary:                                    Grade 4 (£17,310 – £19,306 per annum)


Responsible to:                     Project Manager


Responsible for:                   Kitchen assistants/ Front of house staff/ Volunteers


Working hours:                     Full time


Job purpose:                         To manage the café at Nottingham Mencap  to                                                                deliver a high quality, customer focussed service which achieves a minimum of a break-even financial position.

Full detail at link below….



Job Vacancy at Iona School [fwd]




The Iona School in Nottingham has a vacancy for a


Nursery/Kindergarten Cook


To start as soon as possible the post is permanent. The position is 30 hours per week (9am – 3pm), throughout the year.


The successful applicant will be capable of the following duties


  • Able to create wholesome vegetarian meals from scratch for our Nursery and Kindergarten children and staff.
  • Ordering, accounting for and occasional collection of stock.
  • Serving meals at lunchtime for the nursery and kindergarten, approximately 35-45 covers.
  • Plan a seasonal menu in line with school requirements.
  • Liaising with staff in regards to meal numbers and ensuring these are documented.
  • Following a strict cleaning schedule in the kitchen and correct rotation of stock.
  • Experience of working in a catering environment essential, with a desirability of working in a school kitchen.
  • Sound knowledge of food and kitchen hygiene.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to own initiative essential.
  • Liaison with City Council Environmental Health Officers in regard to a high standard of food hygiene.


Please apply with a C.V and covering letter describing why you are suitable for the role and how your skills match our expectations


Fiona Stuart

The Iona School

310 Sneinton Dale



[fwd] Festival coordinator job ad

Please see attached a job description for an event coordinator for St. Ann’s Unity Day.

You can download the person specification and application form from the Renewal Trust website here

link here to job ad

[fwd] Job Advert


is looking for a

Café Manager/Supervisor

30 hours per week

(6 hours per day, Tuesday to Saturday)

£6.50 – £8.00 per hour

depending on experience and qualifications

To be responsible for the effective management of an established community café which offers work experience opportunities to young people with learning disabilities. The role will entail all aspects of café and kitchen management in order to maintain already established high standards and quality and to further develop the café to realise its full potential.  The role will be primarily a management role, but we are seeking someone with experience as a chef/cook and who can be hands-on when appropriate.

Job Description – Cafe Manager

Please send letter of application stating why you would like to work for us, with CV to:

Rumbletums (Kimberley) Ltd

2a Victoria Street


Nottingham, NG16 1DX

marking the envelope ’Job Application’

Closing date for application: Friday 24th February 2012

Cook – needed urgently – Nottinghamshire Deaf Society [fwd]

Job details:
Employer: Nottinghamshire Deaf Society
Salary: £6.50 – £7.25 per hour
Hours: 8 to 10 hours per week

Do you want to work with the Deaf Community?

Can you provide a two course meal every Monday lunchtime for 20 to 25 people?

Can you also provide freshly made sandwiches / cobs for 40 people on Wednesday lunchtimes?

Do you hold a current Food Hygiene Certificate?  Or are willing to undertake training?

Do you have experience in using British Sign Language or undertaken any Deaf Awareness training?  Or are willing to undertake training?

If the answer is yes then we’d like to hear from you.

You will be supporting a group of elderly deaf people who use our Community Centre twice a week to meet socially and access our services.

It’s a great place to work and a great team to work with.

For an informal chat and/or application form please contact Sarah Shaw on 0115 970 0516 or email

This post requires an enhanced CRB check.

Closing date: Friday, 04 November 2011

Catering required [fwd]

Dear all,

We are looking for future caterers for our Green Power teams. The team goes out every week on a Thursday to different green projects/sites across Nottingham to do some environmental volunteering.

We are inviting quotes from caterers who could provide the following:

A light healthy lunch for 10-15 people (must include gluten free) on a weekly basis

  • To be delivered to a different site each week on a Thursday (this may extend to Thursdays and Tuesdays in the future) for 1.00pm.

Thank you and best wishes for a good afternoon,

Dori Kirchmair

Development Manager

Employment, Skills and Wellbeing


Work days:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Partnership Council

Unit C, Tennyson

Forest Road West

Nottingham NG7 4EP

Tel.:  0115 970 8200

Local Food Educator [fwd]


37 hours per week: £21, 228pa

Contract for 12 months (initial)

Attached is the advert for the job that we have coming up at the community gardens.
pass it on too please!
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens
0115 986 7777

Job opportunity

St Peter’s Centre Cafe Assistant Manager

We are looking for an additional member of the team who is able to work flexibly, take responsibility and have basic catering skills. 20 hours per week plus overtime by prior arrangement.  Applicants should email for details of the job specification or telephone 0115 9484658, or see job spec here

A CV plus a personal statement stating why you want to apply for the job and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent by email or posted to St Peter’s Centre, St Peter’s Square, Nottingham NG1 2NW.

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 18th August.  Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd August.

International Food Evening at Sneinton Festival

To be part of this popular event as a cook get in touch with David Jones on 07794343697

The deal is we give £15 to cooks for free tasters, but you can cook more at your own expense and sell it.  There will be about 500 people attending and 10-12 other cooks from around the world.  We provide paper/plastic plates and forks.

See the links below for this year’s festival publicity

International Food Evening Flyer2011

programme 2011 front page back page

pin up prgramme 2011_web

Sycamore Cafe out to Tender

Please see an great opportunity below….The kitchen is situated in a community centre where part of it is going to be hired out to the Stonesoup project – so there should be a captive audience of around 30-40 every lunchtime…however for more details about this see below 





If you are interested in running your very own Community Café at the Sycamore Centre in St Anns as a Community Enterprise, then please put together a proposal in writing and send to:

Cherry Underwood

c/o: The Renewal Trust

27 – 31 Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2DG

Tel: 0115 911 2226

Closing Date: Noon, 17th June 2011