Job Openings Cookery Class Facilitator - Brighton

About the job Cookery Class Facilitator - Brighton

We are looking for paid facilitators to support us to run cookery classes in Brighton.

Contract: Freelance Ad Hoc

Salary: National Living Wage (£9.90 per hour)

Location: Brighton

Are you looking for a part-time role that makes a difference? Do you have cookery class experience and/or a passion for food and want to do something different? Support a great cause, meet amazing people and eat incredible food from around the world.

Migrateful is a social enterprise where asylum seekers, refugees and migrants struggling to access employment in the UK due to legal and linguistic barriers, teach their traditional cuisines to the public in cookery classes.

Migratefuls mission is to challenge negative perceptions of migration through contact theory. The facilitator plays a key role in supporting meaningful and positive exchanges in our classes in order to achieve this objective.

The facilitator is the bridge between the class participants and the chef, but is also responsible for setting up the stations for the cookery classes and managing volunteers before, during and after the class has taken place. Most importantly, the role is about ensuring that the classes run smoothly and that participants, volunteers and chefs have fun and enjoy the experience!

We currently have regular facilitators running classes in Brighton but are looking for standby facilitators to cover holidays, sickness and absences. You will receive full training in how to facilitate a Migrateful Cookery Class.

Classes take place in:

Brighton on Thursday evenings

Person specification:


Comfortable public speaking and hosting

Supports Migratefuls mission

Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal with, and have empathy for a diverse range of people including vulnerable groups

Ability to take initiative, be flexible and think creatively

Good at troubleshooting (e.g. spillages, missing ingredients)

Deals well with and stays calm in stressful situations

Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude

Has the right to work and able to be self-employed


Lives near Brighton

We particularly welcome applicants from people with refugee or migrant backgrounds.

Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2 Qualification

First Aid Training

DBS check

Experience of working with vulnerable adults, in particular from refugee backgrounds.

People with experience of cookery classes

Responsibilities include:

Being on call to facilitate classes (day dependant on location, see above).

Arriving onsite at 5 pm, finishing by 10:30 pm

Buying ingredients for classes on the day

Setting up cooking stations and equipment for the class

Welcoming participants and creating a warm, friendly atmosphere

Introducing and explaining Migrateful to participants

Delivering a Health & Safety briefing before each class starts

Assisting with the basics of food and kitchen safety and food preparation

Checking participants' allergies and responding accordingly

Interacting with participants and supporting them to have a great time

Supporting the chef throughout the class and managing the volunteers

Clearing up the space and leaving the venue clean and tidy

Cleaning the equipment and cutlery/crockery so it is ready to use for the next class

Provide regular feedback after each class including updates to recipes and feedback on chefs, volunteers and the class in general.

Responding promptly to requests from the Bookings Coordinator for you to facilitate at classes


Supporting the mission of Migrateful. Getting to know our amazing chefs and supporting them in their Migrateful journey.

Getting to eat delicious home-cooked food from around the world.

National Living Wage for your hours, currently £9.90/h (not including travel time) e.g. £64.35 for a 4-10:30 pm class.

Level 2 Food Hygiene course paid for by Migrateful

First Aid course paid for by Migrateful

To apply send your CV and a short video introducing yourself and why you would make a great Migrateful Class Facilitator to [email protected]