Staff

Work with us

Fernwood NRG is an organization committed to families, our community, and the environment, but the question still remains, why would you want to work with us?

Our Neighbourhood

Our neighbourhood is your neighbourhood.  A unique, diverse, and proud community that we have represented, supported, and helped to develop for over 30 years.  We are dedicated to making this the place to live, work, and simply —  to be.

Our Team

You don’t work for Fernwood NRG, you work with us—and with the community.  You are part of a team, you help to develop a positive work place and the neighbourhood, and you share our common goals and successes.  What is the Fernwood NRG culture like?  Well, some call it “funky Fernwood”.  We at Fernwood NRG call it home.  We are committed to sustainable environmental practices and taking care of our community.

Do it for Yourself

Fernwood NRG is built on the ability to attract and retain people who are dedicated, hard-working, and fun to work with!  In return, we help staff to develop their talents to bring out the best in everyone and everything around them. Don’t you think you’re worth it? Join us!

Employment Opportunities

Fernwood NRG is currently seeking a Kitchen Support Worker, please see full job description below. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@fernwoodngr.ca. This position will remain open until filled.

Fernwood NRG is currently seeking an On-Call Administrative Assistant, please see a full job description below. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to info@fernwoodnrg.ca. This position will remain open until filled.


Kitchen Support Worker

Job Summary

Reporting to the Food Security Coordinator, and taking daily instruction from the Community Centre Cook, the Kitchen Support Worker is responsible for supporting the day-to-day activities of the Fernwood Community Centre kitchen and the Community Centre Cook. The Fernwood Community Centre provides up to 150 snacks and up to 120 meals daily for infants all the way through to seniors. This position is a dynamic role and includes but is not limited to carrying out prep, cleaning, inventory maintenance, organizing and logging duties.

General Responsibilities

  • Support in the preparation and serving of food for programs at the Fernwood Community Centre including daily snacks, lunch, and dinner as instructed by the Community Centre Cook
  • Clean dishes and the kitchen (daily)
  • Maintain cleanliness of the pantry and cold storage (daily)
  • Keep logs of food and appliance temperatures (daily)
  • Maintain the best before dates on products and rotate food (weekly)
  • Support the in-take, processing, and logging of food donations (weekly)
  • Thaw and clean deep freezes as needed

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year kitchen experience preferred – basic knife skills is an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate – Level 1
  • First Aid — Occupational First Aid preferred
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Attention to detail
  • The successful candidate will undergo a criminal record check for working with vulnerable adults and children

Working Conditions / Equipment Used 

  • Ability to lift and move boxes of produce and frozen foods (up to 50 lbs)
  • Ability to work positively in a shared kitchen
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a busy and sometimes noisy environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Wage / Hours of Work

  • 20hrs/week, $11.25 – $12/hr depending on experience
  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am-2pm, and Wed 9am-1pm, some flexibility required
  • This is a part-time position

    To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to info@fernwoodnrg.ca.  This position will remain open until filled.


On-Call Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, the On-Call Administrative Assistant provides reception to visitors and clientele, as well as administrative support to staff and the public. This is a part-time on-call position for evenings, weekends and occasional weekdays, with the possibility of regular evening part-time shifts.

General Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for any questions, concerns or suggestions.
  • Provides administrative support and reception duties to the Administrative Coordinator, staff and clients.
  • Assists in administering recreation, rental, and community activities and programs.
  • Completes deposit logs, manages float cash and other minor monetary duties.
  • Completes building closing procedures.
  • Provides computer support to clients.
  • Light cleaning duties within community center or resourcing of City of Victoria support services.
  • Receive and screen inbound telephone calls, e-mails, and visitors;
  • Present a positive image of the community center to all.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • One year administrative experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Hands-on experience with general computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (tested).
  • Effective written and oral communication skills (tested).
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility.
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude.
  • Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • The successful candidate will undergo a criminal record check for working with vulnerable adults and children

Working Conditions / Equipment Used 

  • Minor physical effort to lift boxes, tables, chairs
  • Possibility of encountering centre clients facing challenges or in crisis.
  • Working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Standard office equipment knowledge

Wage / Hours of Work

  • On-call, Mon-Fri evenings 5pm-9pm or 10pm depending on centre activities, weekends, and occasional day-time
  • $12/hr
  • This is an on-call, part-time position with possibility of regular evening shifts

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to info@fernwoodnrg.ca.  This position will remain open until filled.