Closing Date: 21 May 2019
Interview Date: 24 May 2019
Location: Canolfan Maerdy, New Road, Tairgwaith, SA18 1UP
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £17,550 pro rata

Job Summary

  1. Chef/Nutritionist – 20 hours/week; salary £17,550 pa (pro rata)

Further developing our food hub and with grateful thanks to the Welsh Government/WCVA Landfill Grant, we are setting up a new project called ‘Feed People Not Landfill’.  This is an exciting new job will further develop and aim to sustain our existing free fresh food hub. Both positions will initially be on a fixed term, 18 month contract. We are looking for applications from those who have excellent people and organisational skills who are passionate about making a difference, enjoy helping others and have energetic, motivating and positive personalities.

The project will re-use and distribute surplus food supplied from local supermarkets and provide people on low incomes with free or affordable fresh and cooked food. Cookery classes will also be available to help people learn how to make easy, nutritious meals with the free food (and a few basic stock cupboard items) and reduce waste to landfill. We will also hold events to encourage waste prevention and develop community composting.

For more information and an application pack for either of the above vacancies, please contact Gill Webber at Canolfan Maerdy on 01269 826893 or

The closing date for applications for both the above posts is midday, 21st May and interviews will be held on Friday, 24th May.

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Canolfan Maerdy is a registered charity and runs a busy community resource centre in Tairgwaith.The Centre runs

  • A bi-lingual nursery for children aged 0-11, which is open 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.  The nursery is also a Flying Start setting and provides 30 hour free childcare/early learning for 3 – 4 year olds under the Welsh Government Scheme for working parents.
  • A thriving youth group for ages 11+,.  The group currently meet two evenings per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5.30pm to 8pm) and provides a wide range of activities, learning opportunities and support for young people with different interests and needs.  Youth activities also take place during the day time during school holidays and provides free lunches for the young people to help prevent food poverty when the schools are not open for free school meals.
  • A very busy free food hub, which distributes surplus fresh food from local supermarkets for the local community.  The Food Hub is open between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and sometimes opens on weekends and bank holidays, depending on volunteer availability.  There is no criteria for accessing the food; we simply ask that you bring your own bags and egg boxes and initial the sheet, stating how many people the food will benefit and where you live.
  • Community café, which also cooks meals for the nursery and youth group and local community.  The chef also runs cookery classes to help people make easy, healthy, delicious food on a tight budget.
  • Adult training courses- run in partnership with Adult Learning Wales and other course providers.  Free courses and concessionary discounts often available.
  • Social activities for all age groups including a parent/baby/toddler group and luncheon club.
  • Volunteering, student placement and apprenticeship opportunities
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