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LIFE Kitchen Manager

Position Summary:

LIFE is looking for a new Kitchen Manager to join our expanding Hospitality Department. A largely event-based role you would be joining the team to bring expertise and management to take what we do here to the next level.

This is a permanent, full-time position with a Sunday-Thursday work pattern reporting to the LIFE Hospitality Manager.

The Role:

The LIFE Kitchen Manager will be responsible for these areas of hospitality:

Sunday Church Services & Events

  • Alongside the Central Hospitality Manager create menus, organise orders and quantities, request hirage quotes for Sundays and all LIFE events that require catering.
  • Planning and Execution for the Kitchen/Catering Requirements for Sundays, mid-week events and Conferences throughout the year.
    LIFE Department Catering Requests
  • Manage ordering requirements as requested from other church departments.
  • Communicate delivery instructions and responsibilities in liaison with other LIFE departments and initiatives.

Day to Day Kitchen Management

  • Oversee deliveries and liaise with drivers in relation to product orders.
  • Accurate separation of food items for Sundays, Events & Conferences so every menu has its correct items based on the menu plan.
  • Follow, maintain and manage FPC- MPI daily reports.
  • Follow MPI – FCP delivery and product received guidelines; observes all LIFE health and safety protocols and policy.
  • Manage deliveries and equipment hirage from third party suppliers.
  • Liaise with Hospitality Managers at other LIFE Campuses about menus, processes, displaying, and serving of food that has been prepared at LIFE Central and delivered to other locations.
  • Ensure the kitchen is well managed throughout the week when used by other departments and by events that aren’t managed in person by the Kitchen Manager.

You:

The ideal candidate would have a passion for food excellence and a love for people. You would love the event life and be an excellent organizer. If you have experience in the hospitality industry, in particular chef experience and food/product supply management then you could be the person we are looking for.

Requirements for the role:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Culinary Arts or Cookery Level 4-5
  • Chef Training
  • Competency in food safety
  • Menu engineering experience
  • A First Aid Certificate

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar position or;
  • Chef de partie, Sous Chef or Head Chef
  • Hospitality Training
  • Experience in Kitchen Event Management

Professional:

  • Be able to operate in a busy and fast paced environment
  • Be able to delegate and lead by example
  • Punctual, organized and strategic
  • Be able to train and empower peers and work colleagues
  • Have full control of the kitchen and the team and be able to solve unexpected problems with limited resources

 

Location: LIFE Central, Mount Eden, Auckland

Work type: Permanent, Full-time

Post date: 23 April 2021

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Art Director

Position Summary:

The Communications team at LIFE are looking for an out-of-the-box creative leader to join the team as an Art Director.

The Role:

As the Art Director you have the responsibility of shaping the look and feel of LIFE’s creative Communications as well as conceptualizing campaign ideas that have the potential to change lives. You will be leading the Content and Design teams to shape the perspective of our brands outside our four walls as well as activating and empowering our internal audiences and congregation.

You know how to use creativity to move people and communicate powerful messages. In this role, you will be using your leadership and creativity to provide creative direction for communications at LIFE. You will be responsible for leading the creative aspect of communications and marketing forward, to reflect (and ultimately, exceed!) industry standards. You are a big picture thinker with an eye on the detail. In your role as Art Director, you will be conceptualizing campaigns that are more than just “cool ideas”, but that are more importantly, effective.

You will have a broad understanding of creative disciplines and can speak the language of design, video, digital, social and project management. Your strategic instinct will help you to understand the strengths of each media and curate the campaign and message accordingly. You know how to lead people and get the best out of them. You’re capable of juggling your workload with a large team as well as leading them towards creating their best work yet.

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit and know instinctively what engages people. We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion for creativity and has experienced first-hand the influence of your creativity to shape conversations, challenge perspectives and bring change.
  • Is a highly-skilled multitasker and has had experience in managing creative teams to successfully lead them towards creating their best work, delivered on time.
  • Is a people person with strong interpersonal skills and an innate ability to “herd cats” – keeping the content and design teams on track with timelines.
  • Can direct blue-sky thinking brainstorms with intentionality and can pick out the gold in creative sessions.
  • Understands the ins and outs of marketing and advertising strategy and how creativity drives communication goals and objectives.
  • Has Creative Industry experience and instinctively understands best practice across a broad range of media in creative communications
  • Always has an eye on the trends and can use well-formed, insightful data as inspiration.
  • Has an excellent command of English and pride yourself on excellence in writing, even when typing on your phone.

Location: LIFE HQ

Work type: Permanent Full Time

Post date: 29 September 2020

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Graphic Designer

Position Summary:

The Communications team at LIFE are looking for a mid to senior-level Graphic Designer with a passion for visual communication to join their team as a Designer.

The Role:

As the Designer, you will be leading the charge for visual design at LIFE and across our four focus initiatives. You might literally judge books by their cover, but that’s because you believe that design makes a difference! You know that it’s more than making things look good, good design is about communicating a message that moves people.

In this role, your creativity will be instrumental in shaping and challenging the perspective of our brands outside our four walls. You believe that your skills and talents aren’t just artistry but they are ministry.

You are a people person, determined to get the best out of those around you and you will be working with a team of designers to produce your best work. You can keep many plates spinning at once and are able to balance your workload without compromising creativity. You know how to rally people around you and your vision whether they’re colleagues or volunteers. You understand that the best creative processes require collaboration, and you’re comfortable giving and receiving feedback to get the best result for the brief.

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit and know instinctively what engages people. We are looking for someone who:

  • Is driven by a strong creative/innovation instinct. Creative by nature and always looking for new ways to do familiar things. They will have a strong instinct to stay ahead of design trends.
  • Is a team player.
  • Has a huge capacity and loves the adrenaline rush of meeting deadlines.
  • Has a strong understanding of what makes good design across different media and platforms, especially digital and social media best practices.
  • Understands the ins and outs of printing procedures, including correct format for files to pre-press.

Location: LIFE HQ

Work type: Permanent, Full or Part Time options considered

Post date: 29 September 2020

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Video Editor

Position Summary:

The Film and Television Department are looking for a video editor with a passion for creativity and storytelling. We’d love you to join this team of enthusiastic, talented people committed to their craft and providing fresh perspectives across all areas of church.

The Role:

You will share the responsibility of outworking the post-production phase of video content for LIFE projects, including community initiatives, marketing campaigns and large scale church events. This will include story construction, sound design, graphics and colour grading. All work is carried out on Adobe Premier Pro edit software and a thorough understanding of this platform is required. The role will include opportunities to contribute to pre-production and production stages of each project.
Your creativity will be instrumental in shaping and challenging the perspective of church inside and outside our four walls. Your ideas will also help to encourage and empower our church congregation to understand their purpose and call in life (and LIFE!).
You:
The ideal candidate will have a strong blend of both creative and technical abilities. They will be innovative in their processes, adhere to projected timelines and bring a fresh approach to both visual and audio elements of each project. We are looking for someone who:

• Keeps on the leading edge of cultural, industry and tech trends in order to create content that people want to engage with
• Is driven by a strong creative/innovation instinct
• The ability to operate a camera is preferred.
• Understands the value of storytelling
• Solid understanding of the production process

Location: LIFE HQ, Mount Eden, Auckland
Work type: Full-time
Post date: 13 April 2021
Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Operations Coordinator - LIFE Central (Part Time)

Position Summary:

The Operations team at LIFE are looking for an Operations Coordinator for the Central Campus. A role that is a fundamental part of a continually growing church and team, and integral to the smooth operation of our congregation experience.

The Role:

As the Central Operations Coordinator you will lead a key portion of LIFE’s Operations Teams which provides opportunity for people to serve. The role will include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Co-ordinate the Central Operations for all services and events that take place at the Central Campus
  2. Directly oversee and lead the Central Operations Teams
  3. Develop leaders and volunteers within Central Operations Teams
  4. Assist the Operations Manager with team and admin support during the week for all Operations teams at Central.

Key Relationships:

  • Central Campus Pastor
  • Central Operations Manager
  • Security Manager
  • Central Operations Co-ordinator (Full Time)
  • Programme/Events Manager
  • Guest Services Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Church Marketing

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible and a team player with a collaborative spirit. We are looking for someone who has:

Strong People and Leadership Skills – has a passion to see people grow and develop in their skill and personally find fulfilment in what they do. A keen identifier of skills and personality to help people find their best fit.

Excellent Communication Skills – able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of people across leaders, volunteers, congregation and suppliers

 

Location: Central Campus/Offices

Work type: Part Time Employment (3 days)

Post date: 9 June 2021

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Management Accountant - LIFE Community

Position Summary:

LIFE Community has an exciting opportunity for a Management Accountant to join our growing team! Reporting to the LIFE Community Commercial Manager, you will become the go-to business partner and advisor, influencing decision making, understanding key business drivers, providing accurate and timely reporting and from time to time be involved in special projects. This is a permanent full-time role.

The Role:

The role will be key in helping LIFE Community achieve its strategic objectives. The key outputs of the role are:

  • Providing timely and accurate detailed analysis of monthly results and forecast projections
  • Assist in driving organisational effectiveness by taking proactive steps to identify possible areas of improvement and creating an action plan to realise efficiencies
  • Support managers with the interpretation and analysis of financial information and transactions
  • Understanding of current government contracts being delivered
  • Assist with projects/tenders aimed at growing LIFE Community impact
  • Ad hoc analysis around business modelling and forecasting
  • Provide financial and commercial advice to the business

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit. We are looking for someone who:

  • Has strong management accounting background, with commercial and analytical skills
  • Connects effectively with people in the organisation at all levels
  • Has the ability to understand new systems and concepts quickly
  • Has a solid business acumen and is not afraid to ask the tough questions in order to gain a deeper understanding of a certain area
  • Has a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence in presentation, manner and outcomes

Location: The role will primarily be based in Mt Eden but the successful candidate will from time to time be required to travel to the teams based at our other locations around Auckland

Work type: Office

Post date: 3 June 2021

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Digital Content Creator - LIFE Community

Position Summary:

The LIFE Community team is looking for a multi-platform storyteller and creative thinker with strong digital nous to join the team as a Digital Content Creator for 2.5 days a week permanently

The Role:

As the Digital Content Creator you are the champion of LIFE Community’s online and social presence. You will be a digital storyteller using visual (video + still), written and experiential elements to influence the perception of LIFE Community’s brand and initiatives, ultimately to serve the vision of bringing help and hope.
In this role, you and your creativity will be instrumental in shaping and challenging the perspective of our community initiatives and programmes. Your ideas will also help to encourage and empower the communities around us to get involved and participate with who we are and what services we can provide.
Your day-to-day work will include concepting, curating, producing and implementing content for social channels as well as real-world activations to bring our initiatives to life. This role will be a part of the team that serves as the public-facing voice of our brand, and will create authentic 1:1 engagements with an online community. Often, you will be the first touch point for people curious about LIFE Community and we all know that first impressions count!

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit and know instinctively what engages people in this ever-changing digital world. We are looking for someone who:

  • Keeps on the leading edge of cultural, industry and tech trends in order to create content that people want to engage with.
  • Has an excellent command of English and pride yourself on excellence in writing, even when typing on your phone.
  • Is fluent in the language of gifs, memes, emojis and whatever is #trending.
  • Is driven by a strong creative/innovation instinct.
  • Is ideally proficient in graphic design.
  • Is a people-person and knows how to rally people around you to strengthen your weaknesses.

Location: LIFE, Mt Eden

Work type: Part Time, Permanent

Post date: 3 June 2021

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Coordinator - LIFE Community Kitchens (Part Time)

Position Summary:

LIFE Community Kitchens work to see an impact into the area of food insecurity so that ultimately, the cycle of poverty within families of Tamaki Makaurau is reversed. We are looking for someone to lead the way in coordinating our LIFE Kitchen locations through operations, coordination and collaborative growth.

The Role:

Through a passion and drive to see people’s lives impacted, you will carry responsibility of our kitchens to operate smoothly throughout Auckland

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Volunteer coordination and administration
  • Support for management and leaders of LIFE Community Kitchens
  • Monthly reporting of LIFE Community Kitchens
  • Report monthly financials
  • Resource and inventory management
  • Venue bookings
  • Special activation planning and execution

This role will Part Time, 3 days per week, and reports to our LIFE Community Manager.

You:

The LIFE Community Kitchen Coordinator will be first and foremost passionate about activating people into serving our community. They need to proactive, flexible, and extremely organised to coordinate teams and resources across a growing number of locations in Auckland and beyond.

We are looking for someone with these qualities:

  • An ability to multi-task and handle competing priorities well
  • Experience managing medium to large events
  • Great relationship skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders in various organisations
  • Demonstrates the ability to innovate and bring creativity to our weekly activations
  • Ability to manage the tension between project outcomes and people management
  • Ideally has an understanding of the food sector (but not required)

Location: Auckland-wide

Work type: Part Time

Post date: 23 June 2021

Close date: 26 July 2021

What to expect:

After you have applied

You will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].



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