Come and work with us at Tamar Grow Local's new cafe in Callington

    We are looking for a Café and Volunteer Training Manager this Spring! 

    Do you have a passion for cooking fresh, seasonal and local produce?  
    Are you good with people, a natural communicator and have buckets of patience?  
    Do you have an eye for detail and a capacity to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in when necessary?  
    Are you great at working as part of a team but have the gumption to manage yourself and others too?  
    The Role
    We anticipate that the café will be open 6 days per week but the days and hours you work are open to negotiation.  We’ll initially pay £21,500 pro rata for a 37.5 hour week rising to £23,200 after completion of a satisfactory probationary period.
    Duties and responsibilities will include:
    •    Preparing and cooking menus for our new café based on our producers’ seasonal offerings.
    •    Managing budgets, ordering and keeping accurate and up-to-date records.
    •    Developing relationships with suppliers.
    •    Maintaining excellent standards of hygiene throughout.
    •    Manufacture of frozen ready meals.
    •    Working with and training volunteers and/or work placements in food hygiene, cooking and customer service.
    •    Developing relationships with our partners and customers.
    •    Liaising with the TGL management team to enhance and improve our operations where necessary.
    •    Managing health and safety for the cafe as well as the health and safety of those you are supervising.

    The Person
    In an ideal world you’ll have extensive catering and training experience but you might be a passionate amateur cook with experience of working with volunteers, or a trained chef with a burning ambition to educate the world about the value of local, seasonal and fresh produce.
    The absolutely key attributes you will possess are:
    •    A passion for food and an ability to create delicious meals from the produce available. 
    •    A desire to help others learn to do the same and to support them to succeed.
    •    An ability to manage budgets.
    •    A scrupulous approach to food hygiene.
    •    An ability to build relationships with customers.
    •    A willingness to “muck in” with other TGL priorities should the need arise.

    About Us
    Award winning Tamar Grow Local CIC, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2017 has been creating a unique and resilient food system combining community projects and small commercial enterprises including a honey and apple co-op, online farmer’s market, farmstart, orchard and development of a local produce frozen ready-meal range. All the projects are based around selling and promoting local Tamar Valley produce and supporting a local, fair-trade system for growers and farmers as well as making produce from small-scale growers more readily available for consumers.
    Our model is based on a systems-theory approach and works with community food projects, small food growers and farmers to increase their resilience to external factors such as price fluctuations and climate change by building opportunities for economies of scale and novel markets for more fresh local produce. In turn, we have created a mutually supportive network where groups of projects such as farmers markets, allotments, orchards, food hubs, farms starts and other food enterprises can support each other to make their organisations more resilient. We’re delighted after 10 years to now be able to share our model with other groups around the country and help them provide similar services.
    Our latest venture is a café where we intend to serve meals made with all the scrumptious ingredients our lovely local producers provide, in which we will provide supported training opportunities for volunteers (who may have additional needs) to enhance their routes into employment.  We intend that the café will also be the production hub for our range of frozen ready meals, also produced with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
    How to Apply
    Please forward a CV and covering letter to simon@tamargrowlocal.org and tell us why you think you’d be our perfect fit.