Sustainable Living Coordinator

(To be read in conjunction with the Background Information and Selection Procedure that gives additional information about working and living at Sunseed)

This role will begin in July, 2017.

About the role
The Sustainable Living Coordinator is responsible for engaging and involving volunteers on what living in a low-impact way might mean from day-to-day. It is a very broad role involving many different tasks and getting to the core of community life. The coordinator should have a passion for discovering a new way of eating, which includes using alternative energy cooking systems (solar, gasifier), interest and experience in vegetarian cooking, especially for groups.

Key Responsibilities

  • Food Management

Food orders – Help source vegetarian, local and organic
Guide, advise and support volunteers and staff in the kitchen
Coordinate with the gardens
Take care of the safe storage of food
Preserving food (Drying fruits and spices; making jams, chutneys, pickles)
Making bread
Processing olives and almonds

  • Sustainable Living Administration

Organisation of accommodation and communal areas
Awareness for hygiene, health and safety, cleanliness, tidiness
Responsible for rotas, notices, routines
Overseeing weekly shopping
Induction tour to all new volunteers
Overseeing recycling

  • Other Sustainable Living Tasks

Implementing and encouraging no-chemical policy
Making organic soap and toothpaste
Using wild plants

Desirable Skills

  • Ability to communicate well in Spanish and English
  • Age 26+, full driving license for at least 5 years
  • Ability to drive a van
  • First aid training

To apply for this role: Please send an email with the subject line ‘SL – Sunseed staff application’ and your CV and letter of motivation stating how you meet the responsibilities of the post, to admin.coordinator@sunseed.org.uk.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and the position will be appointed once a suitable candidate has been found.