Brixton, Greater London
Job description

Compliments of The House are a small, grassroots, charity initiative looking for someone who wants to help us reduce food waste, in turn, contributing positively to environmental impact whilst simultaneously feeding people in need. Alongside this, we run a 'Back to Work' scheme which aids out guests in securing employment. We do all of this for FREE, and are looking for someone as passionate as us, who would take advantage of an opportunity to increase their skill-set, and gain varied experience in the third sector.

What will I be doing? 

  • In charge of facebook, instagram and twitter, posting regularly to keep audiences engaged and increase followers 

  • Adapt the charity’s website when needed, update it and rearrange the layout, add new functions 

  • Increase followers, engagement and raise awareness of the charity

  • Reach out to celebrities and people of interest to get involved 

  • Set up a gofund me page, work on securing ambassdors and patrons for the charity and any other relevant tasks 

What impact will my work have? 

  • Your contribution to the marketing of Compliments of The House will aid this venture in securing funds, volunteers and publicity. Therefore, directly resulting in reducing food waste, helping the environment, feeding people in need and aiding in guests securing employment. 

What will I gain personally? 

  • A role which provides valuable experience for today’s job market in social media, marketing, website design and more

  • An opportunity to take part in a grassroots charity initiative that makes a real difference to the community

  • A chance to become part of our close-knit community family! Which is full of passionate and dedicated like-minded individuals 

What skills do I need?

  • Good level of written and spoken English

  • Basic numeracy skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Self motivated, organised, has a positive attitude

  • Experience desirable, but a quick willingness to learn on the job is vital

When can I start? 

  • Immediately

  • Flexible on hours, needed for 16 hours minimum 

  • 1 day in Brixton office and the rest would be working remotely


Volunteer Testimonials 

'COTH provides an amazing service, providing food and support to those in need, whilst encouraging sustainability. Sinead the founder does an absolutely incredible job in running coth and is so dedicated. I love volunteering there, over time I have felt a real sense of community between other volunteers and service users, and have grown in confidence. It has been an invaluable experience working with sinead, and I feel passionately about reducing food waste and our impacts on the environment. Most importantly it is about solidarity, supporting and helping one another, especially in this time of high homelessness and inequality in London.' - Kristen, Kingston University Student

“Ever since I moved to London 2 years ago, I noticed the increasing issue of homelessness. What Sinead [Founder/Director] does is great, my work with RefuAid working with refugees and asylum seekers means we work with a lot of clients who are at risk of homelessness.  So, I understand that these incitatives need to be in place for people, in their time of greatest need. It is such a great programme that reduces food waste, and it is, not just a soup kitchen repurposing food that would be thrown away. It has that social element, supportive of those in the community and with a wider societal impact.” - Niamh, RefuAid Employee


Get in touch, we would love to hear from you! We are keen to make this a great experience for you. If you have any queries, please get in contact and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Compliments of The House

Compliments of The House are an unfunded, small, grassroots charity initiative, that collects restaurant quality, surplus food. We simultaneous... Read more

Posted on: 22 October 2019
Closed date: 20 January 2020
Tags: Admin, Communications, PR