Ignite Small Business Start - Ups - NSW

Ignite Small Business Start-ups - NSW

Ignite Volunteer Food Industry Expert

About the Role

The Ignite Small Business Start-ups Initiative facilitates small business creation for vulnerable people including those from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, as well as people living with disability, who want to start their own business or expand an existing one. Ignite entrepreneurs are supported one-on-one by a facilitator and linked to a Resource Team, made up of various industry experts from the business community, business support volunteers and students.

The Volunteer Food Industry Expert will provide advice for Ignite entrepreneurs and program staff about the processes employed in the food industry to ensure and maintain high standards of food quality and safety standards and enhance their food service operations. This may be in the form of one-on-one support providing specific advice to individuals or delivering group sessions to build basic knowledge and understanding of Ignite entrepreneurs about providing high quality production and operations in the food industry

When and commitment

Flexible to meet the needs of entrepreneurs with a minimum 6-month commitment

What you will do

  • Work with Ignite facilitators and entrepreneurs to better understand food industry standards, processes and protocols 
  • Provide advice and support entrepreneurs to meet their needs  
  • If required, support Ignite entrepreneurs to develop and implement information sessions or other forums/communication to educate Ignite entrepreneurs about food industry standards, processes and protocols 



  • Knowledge of the food industry
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Knowledge of operations, processing, quality assurance and distribution systems



  • Previous experience working with people from diverse backgrounds

Responsibility of volunteers


  • Actively support SSI’s vision and values
  • Adhere to SSI policies and procedures
  • Follow all reasonable directions provided by the Ignite Program Manager, or delegate



Volunteers will have access to reimbursement for all pre-approved expenses including reasonable travel expenses. Volunteers using their own vehicle will need to provide SSI with photocopies of their driver’s licence, comprehensive car insurance and current car registration.


Volunteers will be provided with access to SSI’s flexible, extensive and innovative training program.

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