YMCA Victoria

Catering Coordinator/Chef

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.
About the Centre

The Howmans Gap Alpine Centre provides high quality educational and recreational experiences for guests visiting the Alpine National Park.

Howmans Gap Alpine Centre (YMCA) is located amongst the bushland of the Alpine National Park, approximately 4km west from Falls Creek. The Centre features a mix of accommodation options sleeping up to 208 people.  Our core business is the provision of camping, outdoor programming and accommodation to a range of user groups.

During Winter, Howmans Gap Alpine Centre primarily provide accommodation services for the ski fields and support a cross-country ski centre in Falls Creek (Falls Creek Nordic Centre).

Key Elements of the Role

The position will start in mid June and contine through until end of August 2019. Finish date negotiable. The position is 38 hours per week with 4 days on, 3 days off.The position is The Howmans Gap Catering Coordinator is critical to the safe enjoyment of our guests.

The Catering Coordinator is a critical and regular interface between guests and the organisation. Guests have a high expectation of food being fresh, healthy and tasty. Additionally great care must be taken to ensure food hygiene is an absolute priority including; robust systems, regulated cleaning, strong practices for allergy management and high standards for kitchen staff.

Selection Criteria

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Adopt a strong, considered and supportive leadership role;
  • Take pride, with a fine attention to detail and a preparedness to thoroughly complete tasks;
  • Work independently and be part of a team;
  • Flexibility to respond to ‘changing circumstances’ in an isolated facility; and
  • Capacity to be friendly and hospitable with guests

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in leading, planning, preparing and serving food for large groups (up to 150 people);
  • Knowledge of food allergies and diverse menu requests; and
  • Experience in the alpine environment
  • Commercial catering qualification;
  • Minimum requirement is to hold a Level Two Food Handling qualification;
  • Level 2 or greater first aid qualification (desirable)
  • Working With Children, Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
YMCA Victoria is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, and successful applicants must comply with the YMCA’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework. Visit our website for further information.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter. Applications close April 23 2019.

Where?: Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia

Workload:   Casual

Closing Date (dd.mm.yyyy): 23.04.2019


Warren Sanders
YMCA Victoria

Email: warren.sanders@ymca.org.au
Website: http://victoria.ymca.org.au/about/careers.html