Australian Fair Food Forum

Victorian food systems jobs

There are a number of great food systems jobs available through the Working For Victoria scheme:

  1. From Port Philip Westernport CMA: 3 Farms2Schools officers- seeking awesome confident event coordinators with bonus points for a background in education and/or agriculture. The 3 positions should be in the Community Services Youth worker category. Interested applicants need to have a working with children check as a prerequisite so this can be applied for tonight or before submitting the job application. Applicants need to apply asap as we are not able to see all of the applicants to choose from so first in is more likely to get into the pool we are able to choose from.

Set up an account and register for Sidekicker jobs :

Let your contacts know if you think they would be suitable for the roles.

Please also let farmers know they can send an EOI to host excursions (hopefully term 4) or come along to schools in term 3 and 4 as an incursion. Details here:

We are also recruiting for a works crew coordinator. Same process as above but the job will be in the Environmental labourer category. It’s a coordination role but that’s the best fit category we could choose to make sure the job gets noticed. The coordinator role will be responsible for the logistics and work schedule for 6 crews across the region (3 Ag and 3 environmental).

  1. From Whittlesea Food Collective:
    We are looking for ten fabulous people who want to work with Whittlesea Community Connections for 6 months – these roles are possible through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program which provides funding for us to employ people. Council are helping us manage this process.
Position Title Employment Type Working for Victoria / Sidekicker job category Working for Victoria / Sidekicker job sub-categories
Caseworker (Social Worker) Six-month fixed term contract Healthcare Services Social Worker
Communications Coordinator Six-month fixed term contract Business Support / Call Centres Administrative Assistant
Community Information Worker x 2 (Call Centre) Six-month fixed term contract Business Support / Call Centres Call Centre
Payroll & Accounts Support Six-month fixed term contract Business Support / Call Centres Administrative Assistant
Youth Worker Six-month fixed term contract Community Services Youth Workers
Cleaner Six-month fixed term contract Community Services Cleaner
Community Food Programs Lead (Chef) Six-month fixed term contract Hospitality / Accommodation / Food Chef
Community Horticulture Program Lead Six-month fixed term contract Agriculture and Farming

Hospitality / Accommodation / Food|Farm Labouring

|Warehouse and Delivery Worker|Six-month fixed term contract|Wholesale / Logistics / Delivery|Driver

Forklift Driver|

You will need to register and apply through sidekicker platform. The website has all the details and tipsheets

You are eligible to participate in Working for Victoria if you are legally able to work in Victoria and are unemployed or have recently experienced a significant reduction in income

The City of Whittlesea are also advertising for 100’s of positions so I have included the link below which provides information regarding the positions they have available through Working for Victoria – please circulate to anyone looking for a job. Ours are also listed on CoW website