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Fred's Van Team Leader - City service

St Vincent de Paul Society SA
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Fred's Van provides a free evening meal in the CBD 5 nights (across a 7 day) week, serving nearly 20,000 people each year. This service provides a meal from a van, on the streets of Adelaide (the role starts from a base at Hawthorn), and has been doing so for 25 years. The team leader provides leadership to a team of approx. 10 volunteers, ensuring attendance, leadership guidance for the evening at the kitchen in the preparation of the food, loading of the van and at the service site in the CBD.

The time commitment is between approx. 4 pm - 7.30pm on a Wednesday once every 3 weeks. There are quarterly team leader meetings which are a requirement, held in the evening.

This role will suit someone with the following skills:

  • a desire to help others
  • experience in managing of others/team
  • decision making skills
  • experience of working in a team
  • ability to show compassion and empathy
  • energy and desire to run a smooth event

A requirement is that the candidate is able to drive a manual vehicle

For the chosen candidate there will be assisted training which will encompass the full understanding of our service, including other services provided by Vinnies.