Vacancy: FUNHCCA Project

POST TITLE: Project Officer

The FUN Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors Project offers an exciting position to those with an interest in Chinese food, project management, developing their culinary skills and pursuing a career in educational sector.

The duration of the contract will be 1 year (renewable subject to performance). Flexible and part-time working options will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants should clarify their availability when applying for the post. (Full-time £18,000 per annum or £18,000 pro rata).

This position offers valuable and rewarding working experience in a small dedicated team involving skills transferable for any office, charity or educational role. The Project Officer will be working with Project Manager, Project Directors and other stakeholders to deliver School Workshops and CPD Teacher Training Workshops across the country on healthy Chinese cooking. Aside from the teaching element, the role will involve creative skills in the development of educational materials the social media presence of the organisation.

For more information on the project, watch the FUN:) for All video and take a look at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels: FUNHCCA and join us on this incredibly rewarding journey helping to improve the diets and cooking skills of the British youth. We look forward to your application.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The professional delivery of cooking workshops to school students (mainly GCSE Food Technology students);
  • The production of promotional and educational video materials and learning resources in other media formats;
  • Assisting in the organisation of various school visits and training events, and administrative support to the project manager in a variety of ad hoc tasks;
  • Assisting in the management of the project’s social media presence and website;  
  • attending meetings and activities;
  • Data analysis and strategies for the project’s future
  • Skills and qualifications required:

    A. ESSENTIAL:

    The successful candidate must possess:
    • A strong interest in nutrition, healthy diets and cooking;
    • A good understanding of Chinese culture and cooking, with the ability to conduct relevant research;
    • The ambition to learn new skills and gradually take on more responsibilities;
    • The ability to work with various stakeholders, including more vulnerable groups (i.e. mainstream education and SEN school pupils) 
    • Proficiency in both oral and written English;
    • A commitment to the project time-scale and able to work and travel flexibly;
    • The ability to collect and maintain accurate records, analyse data, interpret and present information quantitatively and qualitatively;
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to prioritise and manage workload within the project schedule;
    • Good communication and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with members of other project teams and all related parties;
    • Experience in using standard MS Office (or alternative) applications (Powerpoint, Word, and Excel);
    • The ability to work from different locations including remotely.

    B. DESIRABLE:

    • Knowledge of the Chinese food industry;
    • Experience with graphic design and skills for video-editing and video- production;
    • Second language skills (preferably Mandarin and/or Cantonese);
    • Ability to write and read both traditional and simplified Chinese characters, and to input those characters using computer.

     

The applicant should have legal working status in the UK. Prospective applicants should direct any inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To apply, send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria at to the Dean of Ming-Ai (London) Institute (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

*Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the Institute reserves the right to close the vacancy early if the position is filled before the deadline.

See the FUN:) project website more information: www.FunChineseCooking.com; find us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube: FUNHCCA.