OzHarvest Careers

OzHarvest Opportunities

Exciting News – We’re Hiring!



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] 



Nutrition Education Coordinator

We’re looking for an energetic, engaging and highly motivated NEST Coordinator to coordinate the delivery of our NEST program in line with current OzHarvest practices and project aims.

NEST (Nutrition Education Skills Training) is a national OzHarvest education program with the aim to educate people in need and who face food insecurity to change their perceptions, attitudes and behaviours, thereby leading to healthier lives, independent living, self-reliance and improved general and mental health. Training is also offered to staff, cooks and volunteers at charitable organisations to help increase understanding and improve skills on using food delivery. After each workshop, participants share a nourishing meal together encouraging social inclusiveness and enhance community connections.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivery of the NEST program
  • Delivery and supervision of volunteers involved in the cooking workshops with focus on providing nutritional information
  • Maintain NEST workshop database, provide Bi-Monthly NEST updates on workshop delivery and participation in monthly NEST teleconference
  • Report on the delivery of NEST programs to fulfil OzHarvest aims and goals relevant funding requirements
  • Accountability of NEST equipment

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Qualification in Nutrition or Dietetics
  • Experience working with vulnerable persons and those from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Competent cookery skills and confident in a kitchen environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to small groups
  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate
  • Current full Drivers Licence and access to a car for off-site workshops
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Police Check
  • Working With Children Check (employee status)

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

Don’t delay sending through your application! Applications close Wed 9th October 2019. Please send through a PDF copy of your current CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria to Elisha West at [email protected], using the subject line: Nutritional Education Coordinator


Gold Coast

Gold Coast City Manager

We’re looking for a passionate Fundraising Leader to take responsibility for fundraising, corporate and community engagement, marketing and communications. You will lead our Gold Coast operations and nourish and support an incredible team to rescue surplus food to feed people in need and help the environment; you will educate corporates, the general public and our clients about food waste, nutrition and living a healthier lifestyle; and engage with the community to maximise our impact.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the fundraising business development strategy and growth for Gold Coast
  • Identify, develop and grow new and existing partnerships, ensuring that we build value for them whilst growing loyalty to OzHarvest.
  • Aid and support Queensland and National partnerships where required.
  • Be the public face of OzHarvest locally. Develop, implement and maintain local communication and engagement strategies to help raise awareness and support for OzHarvest Gold Coast.
  • Manage, develop and grow our events and programs to generate revenue and OzHarvest brand awareness. 
  • Lead, engage and nourish our staff and volunteers.
  • Embed operational strategy, systems and policy.
  • Manage relationships to ensure food donors and agencies are delighted by OzHarvest.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • At least 5 years experience in a business development, fundraising or marketing role (with a minimum of 2 years management or supervisory experience);
  • A strategic, engaging, practical and supportive leadership approach;
  • Ability to maintain, nurture and establish new relationships with our corporate sponsors;
  • Demonstrated drive to implement best practice solutions, programs and events;
  • Ability to manage projects, logistics and administration in a time-pressured environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CRM in Salesforce, KPI reporting, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel and Microsoft Word;
  • A sound knowledge of the Gold Coast community and its opportunities.

Please note that you must acquire or hold a Police Check and a Blue Card for this role. 

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 copy of your current CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria to Amy Cobb at [email protected], using the subject line: OzHarvest Gold Coast City Manager