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“What’s On” green events listing for Waltham Forest in August

Browse through dozens of green events at Hornbeam and elsewhere in Waltham Forest, including a Bat Night in Lloyd Park, and conservation activities, to Hornbeam’s Tiny Tempo sessions for children, and the ever popular Open Mic performance evening & Fork to Fork Supper Club.

And a reminder that Hornbeam Cafe has extended its hours and is now open 10-5 Tuesday to Sunday, the result of an exciting partnership with Jenny & Kate from Norman Loves.

“What’s On” green events listing for Waltham Forest in July

Browse through dozens of green events at Hornbeam and elsewhere in Waltham Forest, including Permaculture & fruit tree pruning courses,  cycle rides and nature walks, to Hornbeam’s Bistro Bicyclette, Tiny Tempo sessions for children, and the ever popular Open Mic performance evening & Fork to Fork Supper Club.

And a reminder that Hornbeam Cafe has extended its hours and is now open 10-5 Tuesday to Sunday, the result of an exciting partnership with Jenny & Kate from Norman Loves.

Green Open Homes ‘Meet the Experts’ Tues 20 May

Roger and Susan's extensive ecorefurb of their Leytonstone terrace includes this beautiful kitchen extension.
Come along to the ‘Meet the Experts’ night on Tues 20 May for the Big Ecorefurb Share – part of last weekend’s Green Open Homes event. Come and quiz trade experts and the Green Open Homes owners on all aspects of ecorefurbing. Quakers Meeting House, 1a Jewel Road, Walthamstow E17 4QU. 7.30-9.30pm.
We also have a stunning photography exhibition showing some of the ecofeatures of the Green Open Homes in our newly redecorated cafe until 31 May – do come in and see it!

Norman Loves comes together with Hornbeam: Sat 3rd May Celebration

cafe relaunch flyer shrunkThe Hornbeam has formed an exciting new partnership with Norman Loves aka the fabulous local chefs, Jenny and Kate who will be working with Organiclea to serve up delicious, sustainable and affordable food. Heralding the beginning of an amazing new era for the cafe, which is celebrating its 20th birthday.

Be part of the celebration and re-opening on Saturday 3rd MAY and check out our new look.

Brunch, lunch, cakes and drinks 10.00am – 4.00pm
Music, canapés, cocktails and free beer and the cutting of the cake 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Help us refurbish and re-launch the Hornbeam Cafe!

Xmas Bazaar 2013 QC on cafeThe Hornbeam Centre and local chefs Norman Loves are forming a new partnership to run the Hornbeam Cafe and it’s going to be amazing!

We are looking for volunteers to help with painting, cleaning, reorganising and cooking ahead of the launch party (on Saturday 3rd May).

So come along 10am – 1pm on Monday 28th April, Thursday 1st May or Friday 2nd May – and you’ll get a great lunch afterwards.   Come prepared with working clothes and excitement to be part of creating a fresh new space!

Email  sofia@hornbeam.org.uk to let us know which day you want to come and a contact number and we’ll confirm.  Thank you!

 

March “What’s On” green events listing for Waltham Forest

Browse through over 50 green events in Waltham Forest which we’ve listed for you this month. There’s a Low Cost Living Event for over-50s, a skillshare on growing herbs for food and medicine, storytelling in Lloyd Park, a wildflower planting day in Kitchener Park, the Bakers’ Collective is running 5 baking workshops, a Spring Herbs & Cleanse workshop, loads of cycle rides, plus there’s Hornbeam’s ever popular Open Mic, Kids Kitchen’, and Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club.

Job opportunity: Café Coordinator

  • Are you passionate about good food and the connections it creates?
  • Are you motivated by working with people to support their volunteering and skills development?

If you can coordinate the daily operation of a café whilst making time to support the skills and learning of others, read on!

The Hornbeam is currently recruiting a coordinator for our thriving community café, which provides low cost healthy vegan food in an accessible community space, with volunteer and training opportunities.

We are looking for someone who can support and enthuse volunteers in front of house roles to create a friendly welcoming vibe whilst also adhering to high delivery standards. As well as coordinating front of house, you will be responsible for developing the café as a work experience/training programme which the café can provide.

You will also work alongside the kitchen team and other Hornbeam staff to develop events and evening openings in the café, organise promotional materials and activities, and collectively ensure the café’s long-term sustainability.

This role is a flexitime position for 21 hours per week (ideally spread over 4 days), and has a salary of £11.50 per hour (£20,930 pa pro rata).

Application process

Please read the job description and person specification carefully: http://www.hornbeam.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Cafe-Co-ordinator-JD.pdf

For more information about this role please call 020 8558 6880 (Marlene).

To apply please send a CV or employment (and volunteering) history and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification and why you want this post

  • by email to paul@hornbeam.org.uk
  • or by post to Café Coordinator role, Hornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St, Walthamstow E17 9AH.

 

Application deadline: applications must arrive by 5pm Tuesday 25 February

Interview dates: Tuesday 4 or Wednesday 5 March

 

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If you do not hear from us please assume you have not been selected.

January “What’s On” green events listing for Waltham Forest

We’ve got loads of green events listed across Waltham Forest including Hornbeam’s Open Mic, cycle rides, ‘Kids Kitchen’, walks, and following a festive break the Fork to Fork Seasonal Supper Club is back.

Volunteering Development Coordinator: Paid opportunity at FRP

Eco-project in Walthamstow is looking for a Volunteering Development Coordinator

* 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week); £24,713 pro rata; 2-year contract *

Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is a social enterprise and charity with environmental and social aims. We engage with organisations and communities in North East London through a range of practical initiatives to reduce, re-use and recycle waste, and help people live sustainably.

FRP has received funding from City Bridge Trust to develop its volunteer programme. The Environmental Action Through Volunteering Project will enable people in areas of high deprivation to take environmental action through volunteering, deliver structured learning and progression opportunities, and promote social inclusion for volunteers.

The role

  • Develop, manage and deliver the Environmental Action Through Volunteering Project
  • Establish a structured skills & learning programme and progression routes for volunteers, significantly increasing volunteer numbers and working in partnership with others
  • Provide a volunteer coordination, mentoring & support role – this function will be shared with an existing member of staff to ensure coverage across FRP’s two sites of operation
  • Identify and help realise opportunities for volunteers to develop new community activism initiatives or social enterprise activities around waste, sustainability and the environment
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of volunteering
  • Fulfil all grant funding requirements
  • Balance strategic, operational and hands-on aspects of the role.

Recruitment process

If you think you have what it takes to become the Volunteering Development Coordinator at FRP, please email nicole@frponline.org.uk and provide the following:

  • Covering letter (no more than 3 pages), explaining how your skills and experience match the person specification and why you want this role
  • CV
  • Details of two referees – these will not be contacted without your prior consent and not until the shortlist stage.

Applications must be received no later than Monday 9 December 2013, 5pm.

Please visit  www.frponline.org.uk for more information and to access the full Job Description.