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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….



Book a stall on Sneinton Urban Food Market this Saturday

To book your stall please complete the details below. Contact nicola.hinton@ecoworks.org.uk for more info, or call her on 01159622200.

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 office@nottinghamchurches.org 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.

Cafes out to tender

The Chase Centre and the Sycamore Centre cafes are both being put out to tender by the Renewal Trust.

An ad went out on Saturday in the Evening Post and you can read their article here.

To express an interest in running either/both of these cafes then contact chief exec of the Renewal Trust, Cherry Underwood, by email on cherry@renewaltrust.org.

Also you are welcome to contact the network for advice on your bid.  The kind of things we can help with now are:

  • Knowledge of the centres and how they operate, and what communities use them.
  • Knowledge of similar cafe projects where you might go to get advice on your bid
  • Joining the network.  This will help your bid because you can then show that you can access the resourses of the network (as above but also including free training for your staff and volunteers & cheap supplies of local fresh produce)
  • Early access to future information about other opportunities to run community cafe around Nottingham

In the future, as the network grows we should be able to offer alot of extra support to those looking to put together proposals to start community cafes.  We welcome your ideas as to what help you (might) need!

I have heard that the cafes at the Mary Potter Centre in Radford and the Clifton Cornerstone are also going out to tender.  Will try and get more details of this and post the results soon!

Chase Centre in the heart of St Anns