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Cook/Kitchen Coordinator



  • Permanent, part-time role (22.5 hours per week)

  • Based in Lismore, NSW

  • Great work environment

About Us

The Emerging Futures Collaborative Limited (EFCL) is an innovative ministry established by a collaborative of Catholic Religious Institutes in Australia, to address an emerging need in religious life for transition and support services. The Presentation Sisters Lismore is one of EFCL’s Service Partners.

The Lismore Congregation is comprised of 16 sisters living in the Lismore community, and five Sisters living away. As part of its responsibility to provide support services to the Sisters, EFCL is looking to employ a part-time Cook/Kitchen Coordinator.

About the Role

Reporting to the Business Manager and working closely with the Health and Wellbeing Coordinators, you will ensure the provision of nutritious and well-balanced meals for the Sisters, while also ensuring the kitchen is clean and meets hygiene standards and adequate stock is maintained.

Specifically, you will:

  • Plan menus in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing Coordinators, which meet the various tastes of the community and any special dietary requirements

  • Procure and maintain appropriate stocks and supplies

  • Prepare meals for 8-10 people at lunch Monday to Friday and provide extra meals for Sisters as requested

  • Organise and provide morning tea and lunches for occasional events

  • Clear tables, handle dishes, waste, etc. and ensure the cleanliness of the kitchen

  • Observe food hygiene standards and work health and safety requirements of the Congregation

  • Undertake laundry as needed for the kitchen and occasional guests in Congregation accommodation

  • Report any matters of concern to the Business Manager.

The role is a permanent, part-time role. The successful candidate will be required to work 22.5 hours across Monday to Friday and while the role requires the Cook/Kitchen Coordinator to be available every day to prepare, serve and clean up after lunch, flexibility may be required on occasions to vary start and finish times depending on the Congregation’s needs.

About You

As the ideal candidate, you will possess the following:

  • Qualifications and/or experience in food preparation, with experience working in an aged or community care setting highly regarded

  • Understanding of the nutritional needs of the elderly

  • Experience in online ordering and managing stock, and general computer literacy

  • Ability to apply work health and safety practices and meet food regulation standards

  • Ability to pick up heavy loads if required (up to 10-15kg)

  • Possess a current driver’s licence and have use of a comprehensively insured vehicle

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and to interact respectfully with the Sisters and others

  • Willingness to support the mission and charism of the Presentation Sisters Lismore.

A National Police Check, up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination status (as determined from time to time by the Commonwealth Government), and annual flu vaccine are also required for this role.

What’s on Offer?

  • Attractive salary based on skills and experience

  • The opportunity to support those who have supported others

  • Great team environment.

Enquiries and Application Process

To obtain a copy of the Position Description or enquire about the role, please contact Nevine Piperides at Reach HR on 0418 698 327 or

Applications should be sent directly to and include a resume and cover letter.Your cover letter should outline your experience and suitability for the role, in particular, how you meet each of the points outlined above, under the heading “About You”.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be considered and shortlisted (if suitable) as they are received.

As this is an ongoing role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia will be considered.


Nevine Piperides

0418 698 327

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