About Life Project (Bath)
We are a small local charity working with and supporting adults with learning disabilities. Our vision is for an inclusive world in which people with learning disabilities know they belong and our mission is to create and model supportive community for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
The values of The Life Project (Bath) - creative, inclusive, enabling, community - are at the heart of who we are and what we do. These values have strong roots in the Christian teaching and practice, whilst also being accessible and meaningful for all – regardless of background. We believe that every person is unique - fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:4) – and is a valuable gift to the world and our community.
Our current projects comprise the following regular activities:
- Day Services providing creative and purposeful activities for adults with learning disabilities in Bath and the surrounding area (currently delivered primarily at our Allotment and Barn facilities)
- Support for Family Carers including a weekly drop-in and termly retreats for parents.
- Discipleship and worship opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.
- A programme of social events for families, friends and volunteers.
We have a strong and proven track record of delivering successful projects for those with learning disabilities. We evaluate our work and track progress on an ongoing basis, and this has demonstrated that our users both value and enjoy the activities provided.
About the Role
The Activity Leader (Cooking & Nutrition) is a member of our Day Services team and the primary role is to plan, prepare and lead activities with the participation of our service users, whom we know as Makers, based around food.
A key part of our holistic approach to working with adults with learning disabilities is being together as a community, and central to this is meal times. You will support our Makers in preparing a nutritious lunch (when possible with produce grown in our allotment) for everyone attending and involved with daily sessions at the Old Acorn Barn.
In addition to preparing meals, there will be opportunities to use your skills to support Makers in developing produce that can be gifted or sold (such as jams and chutneys) or enjoyed by the Life Project community (such as scones and cakes).
Working as part of a small team, initially on Tuesday and Thursday each week, you will also support and engage in the wider activities within the daily sessions – joining in with communal activities (such as walks and sharing news).
The successful candidate will have experience preparing and leading cooking sessions, enabling and empowering others to gain skills and experience in a kitchen. Ideally you will have experience and knowledge of working with adults with learning disabilities or similar vulnerabilities.
You will be personable, patient, enthusiastic and solution focussed with a good standard of education and experience of preparing healthy and nutritious meals, supporting others to cook in a safe and well managed way.
You will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of food hygiene standards and it would be beneficial if you have, or would be willing to work towards, a qualification in cooking.
Further Information and Application
For a copy of the full job description and person specification please visit our website -
Applications should be made using the Application Form which can be downloaded from our website.
Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 4th June
Activity Leader (Cooking & Nutrition)
£11.22 to £12.47 per hour
12 Hours Per Week (split equally on Tuesday and Thursday)
Old Acorn Barn, Englishcombe
Sunday, 4 June 2023