Team Leader Haeata Kitchen

Listed 11 days Ago
Auckland City Mission
Non-profit - Social Services

Team Leader Haeata Kitchen

About the role

The Team Leader Haeata Kitchen will lead the development, service delivery, direction, goals to ensure the kitchen operates smoothly seven days per week.


  • Supervise, mentor and support the kitchen team in the preparation of all meals.
  • Maintain a balanced roster and ensure all shifts are effectively covered.
  • Facilitate regular team meetings to share operational updates.
  • Coordinate, plan and execute special meals and events.
  • Support, coach and encourage team members through one – one meetings in each of their development plans.


  • Previous experience managing a team in a commercial kitchen.
  • Knowledge of nutrition, meal planning, budgeting and ordering.
  • Confident in the preparation of meals and knowledgeable of food safety regulations and practices.
  • Commitment to embodying the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in organisational practice.
  • A willingness to advocate for ( Social Justice), improved social conditions and a fair sharing of the community’s resources.


  • 5 x ‘Mission leave’ days, additional to annual and sick leave.
  • Access to EAP & external supervision. 
  • Access to monthly romiromi (holistic energy and bodywork), kapahaka, and weekly waiata.
  • Ongoing training and development. 
  • 15% discount at Auckland City Mission Op Shops.
  • Access to low cost, farm fresh produce on a weekly basis.
  • Close to public transport.
  • Career progression opportunities.

About the organisation:

Auckland City Mission - Te Tāpui Atawhai supports Aucklanders in greatest need. Our services have evolved as the city’s social needs have done and we respond to these needs with care and compassion while advocating for a reality where there are: enough suitable homes, enough money for nutritious food and easily accessible health care for all. Since our doors opened more than 100 years ago, this has been our ‘why’. Today we operate across 10 sites in Tāmaki Makaurau. We offer support for however long and in whatever way needed – for some people that’s simply accessing one of our many services, for others that’s a complex journey with our full support. 

Over the past 12 months the Mission has provided 200 people with permanent homes, conducted over 20,000 consultations at the Calder Health Centre in HomeGround, cared for 474 people in our residential social detox facility in HomeGround, distributed over 50,000 food parcels to families and individuals, and served over 75,000 warm meals in our community dining room, Haeata. Last year we were proud to win the Nga Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu (Award), and the Supreme Award at the 2023 Diversity Awards. These awards recognise our mahi to create a workplace which empowers Māori, and where Māori solutions can be developed and offered to the people who we support. 

If you are interested in this role please apply with your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and Auckland City Mission.

Applications for this role will take you to the advertisers site.