BHN is recruiting specialist volunteers in ESOL mentoring and welcome centre kitchen management

1. Welcome Centre Volunteer Kitchen Manager

 

Hours: 10:30am  - 1:30pm, one Monday every fortnight. 

Location, Easton Christian Family Centre, Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0SQ

Closing Date: 9am Monday 6th January 2020

Bristol Hospitality Network works in solidarity with destitute asylum seekers in Bristol experiencing destitution, by sourcing hosted accommodation and creative community engagement across the city.

Every Monday, BHN runs a Welcome Centre where members, volunteers and guests gather to share lunch and take part in classes and activities. We are looking for a volunteer kitchen manager who is vibrant, energetic, likes good food and working with people from various nationalities.

This is a varied role and is rewarding, creative, challenging and fun. It would suit someone who enjoys  working in a small team and cooking cuisine from different parts of the world.
 

Please send a cover letter and CV to clare@bhn.org.uk or use the address below. Both the CV and cover letter must be received before 9am Monday 6th January 2020.

In your cover letter, please explain how you meet each point in the person specification and tell us why you are interested in this role. 

Role Description
● Cook alongside and support a small team of 3 volunteer cooks to prepare lunch for 90-110 people at
the Welcome Centre.
● Support volunteer cooking team to create a lunch menu that includes a meat or fish dish,
vegetarian dish and a vegan option.
● Create a lunch menu around the fresh food donated to BHN.
● Write up lunch menu board with allergens clearly labelled.
● Support volunteer cooking team to follow food hygiene standards ( Cleaning, Cooking, Chilling
and Cross-Contamination).
● Attend training in food hygiene and food allergens if necessary
● Support volunteer cooking team to share skills and develop in the kitchen
● Ongoing support from Volunteer Coordinator provided.

Person Specification
Essential Skills and Experience
● Experience cooking for large groups of people. This could be from previous work, volunteering or
social / family.
● Enjoy cooking food from different cultures.
● Able to create a menu alongside volunteer cooking team using donated fresh food.
● Have good communication skills and enjoy working with people.
● Food hygiene experience and knowledge of food allergens.
Desirable
● Understanding of the UK Asylum process and destitution.

2. ESOL Volunteer Mentor 

 

Hours: 1-2 hours per week, every Monday for 6 weeks. 

Location: Easton Family Centre, Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0SQ

Closing Date: 9am Monday 6th January 2020

Bristol Hospitality Network works in solidarity with destitute asylum seekers in Bristol experiencing destitution, by sourcing hosted accommodation and creative community engagement across the city.

Every Monday, BHN runs a Welcome Centre where members, volunteers and guests gather to share lunch and take part in classes and activities. We are looking for volunteer mentors to work one-to-one with our hosted members on developing skills and learning in an area of ESOL over six weekly sessions.

Please send a cover letter and CV to clare@bhn.org.uk or use the address below. Both the CV and cover letter must be received before 9am Monday 6th January 2020.

In your cover letter, please explain how you meet each point in the person specification and tell us why you are interested in this role. 

Role Description​

  • Attend BHN volunteer induction and work within BHN aims, objectives and policies.

 

  • Attend training for ESOL volunteer mentors. The training you will complete is dependent on your level of ESOL experience and the area of ESOL mentoring you will provide. The training provides an opportunity for both you and BHN to see where your skills fit best.

 

  • Provide weekly 1:1 ESOL mentoring sessions to someone hosted by BHN for a block of 6 weeks.

 

  • ESOL volunteer mentors will provide support in one of the following areas:

- Pronunciation support 

- ESOL for beginners

- Literacy support

- Other areas as necessary

 

  • Provide support to the person you are mentoring to set and achieve realistic ESOL goals within the 6 week timeframe.

 

  • Be available Monday morning or afternoon; all mentoring sessions will take place at the BHN Welcome Centre on Monday. 

 

  • Ongoing support from current ESOL volunteer teachers and the Volunteer Coordinator. 

 

Person Specification

 

  • Native English speaker 

  • Good written and spoken English

  • Good understanding of English grammar and terminology (or willing to do self-learning).

  • Ability to explain things clearly and simply.

  • Committed to a weekly session for support blocks of 6 weeks

  • Willing to plan and source own teaching and support materials

  • Responsive to learner’s needs and style of learning

  • Patient

  • Good listener

  • Flexibility

  • Self-starter

  • Can empathise with a learner’s situation and struggles

  • Ability to build good relational rapport with learners

  • Ability to work both alone, and as part of a wider team

 

For mentors providing pronunciation support only:

  • Clear spoken English (strong accents may prove too hard for some learners)

  • Ability to hear nuances in pronunciation

  • Willing to undergo extra training (if necessary)

  • Provide support to the person you are mentoring to set and achieve realistic ESOL goals within the 6 week timeframe.

  • Attend BHN volunteer induction and work within BHN aims, objectives and policies..

  • Provide weekly 1:1 ESOL mentoring sessions to someone hosted by BHN for a block of 6 weeks.

  • Be available Monday morning or afternoon; all mentoring sessions will take place at the BHN Welcome Centre on Monday. 

Bristol Hospitality Network

FAO Clare Peacock

Easton Family Centre

Beaufort Street,

Easton,

Bristol

BS5 0SQ

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