The Connection at St. Martins (CSTM) is based in the heart of London, near Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. CSTM has been helping homeless people since the First World War and is one of London’s largest homelessness charities. We have an annual turnover of £5.2m, a staff team of 100 and around 50 regular volunteers. Alongside our own fundraising and some statutory work, the charity benefits from the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal, run by our partners – the St. Martin’s Charity.
About the role:
This is an exciting time to join the organisation. We have an exciting new service model, have inducted social enterprise into the heart of our organisation and, in doing so, have made a step change in how we work.
We have been developing a broad spectrum of new enterprise activity in the kitchen at CSTM. We have a fledgling vegan bakery and confectioners, Poster Bakes; we develop food and drink products in-house to be sold in partner cafes across site; we have run successful food pop-ups, and would like to do more.
Particular focus for this role will be on:
- Managing the catering team to both deliver a high-quality diverse menu to our clients as well as incorporating enterprise activity into the workings of the kitchen;
- Working closely with the CEO and relevant leadership team to build business cases around new kitchen enterprise projects;
- Working across the organisation to incorporate as much client interaction and volunteering into the catering team as possible.
This is an ideal role for someone who wants to work in a fast paced, cause-driven environment and get a diverse range of opportunities across food and drink based social enterprise. You must be have considerable experience as a Sous or Head Chef; be dynamic and energetic; combine entrepreneurial initiative with a detailed and strategic mind; have good practical skills as well as management experience and have the soft skills to build relationships with colleagues and clients both inside and outside of the kitchen.
So, are you interested in this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? To apply, please submit an application highlighting how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification attached. Only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.
Details of the full job description, which includes the detailed person specification and application form are attached.
Closing Date : Sunday 26 September 2021
Interview Date: Friday 1 October 2021