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Community Cooks and Facilitators (Casual)
ASCON - Flavours of Auburn Project
Auburn or Granville
Job posted: 20 January 2020
Applications close: 5 pm Thursday, 20 February 2020
Flavours of Auburn is a community enterprise which connects people, communities and cultures through a shared love for food. It offers a welcoming and colourful journey of flavours from around the world by introducing participants to the cuisines of small and emerging communities in the Cumberland area.
ASCON and Cumberland Council are seeking members of the Cumberland community who are passionate about cooking traditional food and/or sharing their culture with others. We are looking for people from all cultural backgrounds, particularly those who have recently come to Australia. You don’t have to have previous work experience in Australia: this could be your first job!
ASCON and Cumberland Council will provide you with:
Training to become a cook and facilitator (Note the training will be unpaid);
Support to understand the job application and recruitment process (eg. job interviews, applying for a working with children check, superannuation);
Statement of Service and further employment support;
A safe and welcoming work environment;
Support for you throughout the process at all stages
Becoming involved in the Flavours of Auburn cooking classes is a great opportunity to share your culture and cuisine with others, build your confidence and public speaking skills, work as part of a small team, meet new people and make friends.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people who:
Are passionate about food and their culture and wish to share it with others;
Live in the Cumberland Local Government Area (but if you have a strong connection to this area or community you are also encouraged to apply);
Are eager to learn and gain work experience;
Are aged over 18 years;
Are from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
Are interested to work with a diverse team;
Are confident (or willing to build their experience) speaking in front of groups of people, up to 15 people;
Are able to attend all training sessions and commit to delivering the Flavours of Auburn Cooking Classes
What will this job involve?
The Flavours of Auburn project will involve working as a Community Cook or Facilitator at Cumberland’s community centres. These will be mainly the Auburn Centre for Community and the newly built Granville Community Centre. Often cooking classes are held in the evening or on the weekend. Each cooking class will require you to work for approximately 5-7 hours. The position is casual and suitable for people studying or having other employment and commitments. A detailed overview of the tasks for Cooks and Facilitators is in the position description on page 5.
How can I apply?
Download and read the application kit here for more information about the project, the available positions, timeframes and the application form.
Please send your filled in application form attention to Flavours of Auburn Project to email@example.com by no later than 5pm on 20 February 2020. Applications must include:
- A completed Application Form (Page 7 & 8 in the kit) and
- An up to date resume (if available)
If you have any questions or need assistance with your written application, please contact ASCON’s Project Officer Jamal Fayyaz at to make a verbal application either via phone or in person. Please make sure you allow enough time to do this – don’t leave it to the last minute, or you may miss out.
For more information about the project go to
Enquiries about the positions can be directed to Jamal Fayyaz at and Marika Kahle on 8757 9796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An information session will be held on Wednesday 12 February 2020 to answer further questions about the position or the job application process.
Location: Auburn Centre for Community, 44a Macquarie Rd, Auburn