Closing Date: 25th February 2022
Quaker Social Action are seeking a community development worker to support them with two practical projects for people affected by homelessness; Cook Up and Turn a Corner.
Cook Up aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with experience of homelessness by providing a clean and safe space to cook and eat, where those attending have choice and control over the meal they make for themselves. People who attend the service have diverse experiences of homelessness; some are asylum seekers housed in hotels, others are sleeping rough and some are in temporary accommodation without access to appropriate kitchen facilities. Cooking in the kitchen is what unites them, and is something they can look forward to.
Turn a Corner
Turn a Corner to address the need for human connection and positive mental stimulation by providing conversation, books and other essential items to people with experience of homelessness. We do this by running a mobile community library from a converted van which visits various locations in central London.
Purpose of this role
Add capacity to both projects to ensure we are delivering high quality services. Our services are both fairly new to QSA so this is an exciting time to join us as your insights could shape the way we deliver our services in the future.
Essential skills, experience and qualifications:
This varied role encompasses working in a number of locations; Turn a Corner currently visits The American Church on Tottenham Court Road, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and St Giles in the Fields, and Cook Up currently operates from St Luke’s Community Centre in Islington. We are looking to expand our services so there may be scope to work from other locations too. We expect there will be some work from our office in Bethnal Green as well as visiting other organisations and collecting provisions. Some home-working may be possible.
25.00 hours per week
Tuesday 9am- 5pm
Saturday 9.30am -12.30pm
There may be the possibility of a change to exact working hours during employment upon agreement of the employee and QSA
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (no more than one side of A4). You will also need to speak to your Universal Credit work coach and ask to be referred to this role.
25th February 2022
Quaker Social Action is a charity and a limited company, founded in 1867, to address poverty and social exclusion. We are based in east London and have a reputation for developing and delivering a diverse and innovative range of practical projects, and advocating for the needs of people in poverty on a national stage.