Sunday Meals Host
£120 per day
2 days per week (Sunday and Monday)
6-month contract (July-Dec 2019)
Are you an organised, enthusiastic and unfazeable people-person who likes the idea of getting paid to spend your Sundays cooking and eating with refugees? We want to hear from you!
We are a small charity learning how to make it fun and easy for people to cook and eat with refugees in their community.
In 2019 we’ve launched our meals in Cardiff, Croydon and Birmingham and we’ve got plans to head to 7 more cities by the end of the year.
It’s an exciting time for Local Welcome. We are launching our meals in more cities across the UK and we’re looking for someone to support the new leaders in these communities while we become established.
We’re learning all the time, so on Mondays, you’ll debrief the wider team in London about the meal you attended the previous day, giving us your insights on what happened and how we might improve.
Most importantly, you’ll be an ambassador for Local Welcome, embodying our values and making sure everything goes smoothly so the participants want to come back time and time again.
This role will involve travel every Sunday to places including Cardiff, Croydon, Birmingham, Glasgow, Derby, Liverpool, Wakefield or London.
Set up the venue ahead of meal (tables, chairs, equipment) from 11am
Receive a Tesco delivery and light preparation of food (washing veg etc)
Go to a local refugee hostel to collect refugee guests
Support local leaders to help the meal go smoothly from 12:30-2:30pm
Stand up and invite participants to become Local Welcome leaders
Ensure everyone participates in clean up and pack down by 3pm
Mondays and during the week
Make notes on the meal using our debriefing template
Debrief to the team (1 hour)
Take notes on any actions/decisions made about the next meal
Responding to calls or emails from the team about the next Sunday meal e.g. so we can book travel for you or brief you about the venue etc.
What we can offer
You’ll be joining a small team who all love what they do. We have a supportive culture where we value openness, learning and enjoying our jobs. Our unofficial motto is ‘do good or thrive trying’!
We are learning and developing all the time because each of us brings different skills and experiences to the table, from community organising to communications to design. Here we all are - hello!
Before you begin in the role, you’ll receive full, paid training, which will involve coming along to assist one of our team as they host a meal.
We will pay all your weekend travel and subsistence expenses. Ideally you’ll join us in our office in Oval on Mondays for the meal debrief, however, we’re happy to be flexible and meet over a video call if needs be.
Who we’re looking for
You’ll have practical experience of either running events on-the-ground and/or organising big groups of people. If your experience includes working with people who have English as a second language or with refugees, this would be great but isn’t essential.
You’ll be able to demonstrate how you’re really organised but flexible enough to change plans if necessary. You’ll be unfazed when best laid plans go awry and have lots of examples of times you’ve got things back on track because you’re a natural problem solver.
It’s important that you’re a ‘people-person’ who is comfortable chatting with people from all kinds of backgrounds. Part of the role is to encourage people who attend meals to become leaders, so you’ll be happy to actively promote this to people and answer their questions.
Our meals rely on venues like community halls allowing us to use their space for free, so you’ll have experience in liaising with external stakeholders e.g. centre managers and caretakers, to ensure we maintain a positive relationship with them.
This role will involve travel every Sunday and a debrief with the team on Mondays so you’ll need to be available for both. Occasionally this may involve travel to the location on Saturday due to the distance involved (e.g. Cardiff, Glasgow) and this will be paid. (You will be able to take holidays, however, these will be unpaid - see Employment terms below).
Most importantly, we’re looking for someone that embodies our values, you can find out more about our values here.
We value inclusivity
Inclusivity is really important and we are actively seeking to make our team more diverse. We know that inclusive, diverse teams with a mix of backgrounds and life experiences, are better teams. We recognise that there is always more to learn and we always want to do better. We encourage all types of people to apply for this job.
Like some of our other team members, you will be a day-rate contractor, with a written agreement rather than an employment contract. This means holiday and sick leave are unpaid, and you will be responsible for managing your personal taxes as a self-employed contractor. We also ask that you have a reliable laptop and smartphone to use for work purposes.
Send us your CV and covering letter (max 700 words) outlining why you think you’d be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title ‘Sunday Meals Host’.
We will shortlist applications for interview based on the ‘What we’re looking for’ section above and all names will be removed from applications before shortlisting.
We will notify you of whether or not you will be interviewed on or before Wednesday 3rd July
Interviews will be held at our office in Oval on either Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th July. We do not set any tasks or homework before the interview.
We will notify the successful candidate shortly after the interview process. We give feedback on all candidates that we interview.