Job Opportunity: Alchemic Kitchen are Recruiting a Mobile Greengrocer for the Queen of Greens

Alchemic Kitchen are recruiting a new Mobile Greengrocer

The Queen of Greens is a mobile greengrocer that delivers fresh fruit and veg to communities hit by food insecurity across Liverpool and some parts of Knowsley. This project is run in partnership with Alchemic Kitchen and Feeding Liverpool.

Customers step on to the bus and pay for their shopping using either card or cash, Alexandra Rose vouchers or Healthy Start cards. Everyone is encouraged to shop on the new Queen of Greens bus regardless of income, to help champion better local food provision and support the venture. The bus enables people to have better choice and to eat a more nutritionally balanced diet.

The current route operates from Monday to Friday and visits 23 stops including schools, health centres, community centres and hospitals, providing people with better opportunities to shop for nutritious food closer to their home or workplace. Similar to a traditional greengrocer, the Queen of Greens bus prioritises stocking local and seasonal produce where possible, with a focus on quality and choice. Funding has been received from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Life Rooms and Torus Foundation to expand the current route to 40 stops in total.

Alchemic Kitchen are seeking an adaptable and friendly mobile greengrocer to work alongside the existing team to help run the Queen of Greens bus route. This new role will help expand the current route over the next few months with a new van.

This role requires a positive attitude and a flexible approach. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about working with people and communities. You will need to be an excellent communicator, have good time management and be able to work well with others whilst also working independently.

Job title: Mobile Greengrocer

Reporting to: Programme Development Manager at Alchemic Kitchen

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Rate of pay: £10.90 per hour. The successful applicant will be entitled to annual leave, sick pay and pension contributions

Contract length: 6 months initial contract ending on, or before, 31st March 2024. Contract has the possibility of extension pending successful funding and/or trading

Closing date: CVs should be sent to [email protected] by 11:59pm on Sunday 20th August. If you have any questions about the role, please email Keenan Humble at [email protected]

Interviews: Interviews will take place at Feeding Liverpool the week commencing 28th August 2023. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday 23rd August if they have been invited to interview

For full details on how to apply and to read the Job Pack, visit our vacancies page.