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Exciting News – We’re Hiring!



Head of People and Culture

We are looking for a special person to join our team as Head of People and Culture. This is a role for someone who truly wants to make a difference and is passionate about helping us deliver our purpose to Nourish our Country.

About the Job
As the Head of People and Culture, you will be responsible for ensuring we retain our purpose driven, caring, vibrant and energetic culture as OzHarvest continues to grow. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will drive the people side of the business as part of the OzHarvest management team. This leadership role is crucial to maintaining our family culture, representing the brand to internal and external audiences, reflecting our values and managing all P&C matters.

You will:

  • Develop People Leaders who are capable and confident to manage their teams, dealing with day to day people issues using the five core people processes of Recruitment & Onboarding, Performance, Talent & Development, Reward & Recognition, and Change & Transition, in line with our Values and staying true to our Culture.
  • Equip People Leaders to build a safe and healthy workplace environment for the whole OzHarvest family.
  • Ensure that OzHarvest remains compliant in all people related areas, with all the right policies and practices in place, in an accessible and easy to use way.
  • Provide practical advice to People Leaders when they need support with more complex people issues and conversations, helping them to live and breathe the OzHarvest culture.

To be successful you will have:

  • An energetic, vibrant and confident style.
  • Open, clear and caring communication.
  • The ability to stay calm in a storm, find empathy and even a little humour in the toughest situations.

You’ll be good at:

  • People and Culture, and all things HR, in a unique OzHarvest way, from the foundations like Health &Safety and Induction, to the more complicated like conflict resolution.
  • Listening, providing practical advice, and deeply caring about OzHarvest and the entire OzHarvest family.

You’ll be awesome at:

  • Developing and coaching others
  • Simplifying challenges, and finding solutions to everyday problems.
  • Developing leaders, so they can own and grow the culture in the best way.

Qualifications and experience:

  • 3-5 years experience in a generalist HR capacity dealing with a range of people issues in small to medium businesses.
  • A tertiary qualification in HR and/or Business will be highly regarded.

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities please review the attached Job Description.

Don’t delay sending through your application! We’re looking to fill this opportunity promptly. Please send through a PDF version of your current CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria addressed to [email protected] at, using the subject line: Head of People and Culture

Nourish Coordinator

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate trainer to coordinate the delivery of our Nourish Program in Sydney. This unique and rewarding opportunity includes facilitation of a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations or Hospitality, maintaining and developing course materials, student recruitment and welfare, and building ongoing relationships with our agencies, food donors, industry connections and partnering Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

This role has a substantial requirement to provide mentorship, guidance and support to the participants during and post course completion. It involves helping them to achieve their educational and developmental potential, navigate personal and social situations, and facilitating opportunities for the individual to build community connections.

The OzHarvest Nourish Program is a hospitality focused pathway to self-sustainability, engagement and employment for at-risk youth aged 16-25. The program is endorsed by an RTO partner and is designed with a blend of foundation skills and hospitality training to best prepare the young people for study and employment. Participants complete a 19-week program that is inclusive of a nationally recognised Certificate II.

To be successful in this role

  • 5+ years’ cooking commercially or as a culinary/hospitality trainer or instructor
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment: TAE40116 or TAE40110 and the following two units of competency: TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills, TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools
  • Management experience working within education/social work/ youth service
  • First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong written, presentation and verbal skills across phone and email and in person.
  • Current and valid Police Check and Working with Children Check (employee status)

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities please review the attached Job Description

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please send through a PDF copy of your current CV and covering letter addressing the above selection criteria to Dan Baynes at [email protected], using the subject line: Nourish Coordinator 


Food Rescue Driver

We are seeking dedicated, friendly, energetic and proactive people to proudly be an Ambassador for OzHarvest. If successful, you will be driving our bright yellow vans to facilitate the redistribution of good quality surplus food and building strong relationships with our lovely donors and recipient charities.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong customer service and relationship management approach
  • A good knowledge of the Greater Sydney metropolitan area
  • Valid Full Driver’s Licence and a good driving history (a copy of this record must be provided during the recruitment process)
  • Competent Driver able to drive automatic and manual vehicles and large vehicles (C Class Licence)
  • Possess or ability to obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Possess or ability to obtain a National Police Check
  • Valid Australian visa and full working rights

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities please review the Job Description.

Don’t delay sending through your application! We’re looking to fill this opportunity promptly. Please send through a PDF version of your current CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria addressed to Henrique Serai at [email protected], confirming your preference for location and contract type (full-time or casual) in the subject line: Food Rescue Driver – Prestons &  or Alexandria; Full-time or Casual


Casual Chefs

Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

We are looking to add to our pool of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney casual chefs to help us facilitate our unique and inspiring corporate engagement program, Cooking for a Cause.

This is an exciting role best suited to chefs with a passion for sharing their knowledge and skills, while also educating people in the prevention of food waste.

The chef is responsible for leading corporate participants through a hands-on cooking class, using rescued produce to create nutritious meals that are then delivered to people in need. All classes are run in our professional kitchens and occasionally in pop-up spaces.

The chef must be able to relate with people from diverse backgrounds (especially corporates and volunteers), comfortable addressing a group and have the ability to oversee, and support volunteers and additional chefs who are also involved in the program.

Ideal candidates for the role will have at least 5 years’ experience cooking in restaurants or as a culinary instructor. They will be able to run cooking sessions, improvise recipes and produce high quality food.

Please note that you must have a Police Check and Working With Children Check for this role.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to [email protected]