Community Food and Nutrition Development Worker

Hartcliffe Health & Environment Action Group
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details: 
Permanent Part-time post. 3 days per week Wednesday to Friday `7 hrs. per day Occasional weekends or evenings with time of in lieu. 12 days annual leave
Details of Role: 

JOB PURPOSE: To promote healthy eating and improve cooking skills which will improve health and increase wellbeing. This will be achieved through

·      Delivery of community cooking and nutrition courses

·      The promotion of healthy eating in the community via outreach activities and events

·      Supporting the services of The Hive relating to healthy eating

·      Offering one-to-one advice with a focus on dietary needs relating to wellbeing

RESPONSIBLE TO:  The Coordinator


·      The Coordinator

·      The The Hive workers

·      Volunteers

·      Course Participants and service users


·      Deliver a range of nutrition and cooking courses for local residents, with an emphasis on improving their health and wellbeing.  To include classes tailored to meet the dietary and access needs of specific groups, e.g. management of diet related illness, people with learning disabilities, or who are isolated.

·      Provide up-to-date information on nutrition and diet for clients.

·      Organise and deliver outreach classes and demonstrations at community venues in conjunction with colleagues and other community based organisations

·      Provide ad hoc support for clients using The Hive

·      Provide one-to-one advice relating to diet and wellbeing

·      Develop and organise advertising and promotional material for courses.

·      Maintain all related paperwork including registers, monitoring and course evaluations as required

·      Liaise with participants, external agencies and services

·      Ensure that health and safety guidelines are followed in the preparation of food and in the maintenance of the cooking room.  Organise the testing, maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment as required.

·      Support kitchen volunteers and assist in the personal development

·      Promote the hire of the kitchen and take bookings

·      Coordinate sessional tutors as required

·      Provide input to grant applications

·      Undertake other duties related to the role, as required.


Essential Criteria

·      A relevant qualification in cooking and basic nutrition.  E.g. A degree or equivalent qualification in Nutrition, Diet and Health, teaching diploma in Food Technology, etc.

·      An adult teaching diploma (or working toward a diploma)

·      At least 1 years recent experience of delivering nutrition and cooking courses with groups of people in a community setting

·      Good interpersonal skills and an enthusiasm for promoting the benefits of healthy eating to adults and young people

·      Flexible, in relation to the needs of the group

·      Good organisational and IT skills

·      An ability to motivate, encourage and support individuals with differing needs, including volunteers

Desirable Criteria

·      An understanding of food poverty issues

·      Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends

·      Knowledge of the local area.


Closing Date: 
Friday, 12 January, 2018 - 12:00
How to Apply: 

An application form can be found on the HHEAG website  or can be requested through  Please return this form via email to

A paper copy is also available if requested.  Unfortunately during the holiday period (16th December - 1st January) our offices will not be open and we are unable to take any telephone requests for application forms. 

Applications should be returned by Midday on 12th January 2018.  Short listed candidates will be notified shortly after this date and interviews will take place on Friday 19th January, 2018



Contact Person: 
Sue Walker
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117-9465285 after the 1st January
Postal Address: 
HHEAG, The Gatehouse Centre, Hareclive Road, Hartcliffe Bristol BS13 9JN