Charity registered in Scotland SC015831
Airdrie Foodbank was established in 2014, under Calderbank Parish Church of Scotland and in partnership with the Trussell Trust with the aim of reducing the effects of food poverty in the Airdrie area by providing emergency food parcels to those in the community most in need.
We are now embarking upon the Trussell Trust Pathfinder Programme and now require an Operations Co-ordinator to help support our work.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Operations Co-ordinator will be responsible for all day-to-day operations within the Foodbank, working closely with our committed volunteer team and under direction of the Development Officer to ensure provision of emergency food parcels to those in need in challenging times through our crisis food service.
The role holder will be responsible for managing donations of food, stocks, and for monitoring referrals to the Foodbank, and supporting collation of data on foodbank referrals and stocks distributed for the Trussell Trust. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers and staff is a priority and as such the role holder will play a key role in ensuring we are fully compliant and able to fulfil our obligations under Food Standards legislation and with regard to workplace health and safety.
The operations co-ordinator must maintain good working relations, not only with our referral agents and partners but also with our volunteers. The core values of the food bank must always be observed and promoted to ensure we offer the best possible support to those in crisis.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) Volunteers and Communications
(b) Warehouse operations-
(c) Health and Safety
(d) Data Management
(e) Partnership working
(f) Other Duties
Airdrie Foodbank is run by Calderbank Parish Church of Scotland and its volunteers, in association with the Trussell Trust. We exist to provide a lifeline to hungry people in our community. Our volunteers provide food, a listening ear, and signposting to help clients tackle the root causes of their food poverty. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
This is an exciting developmental role, working in partnership with the Trussell Trust in the implementation of Pathfinder objectives and in conjunction with North Lanarkshire Council to implement a successful Single Referral Gateway model to ultimately end the
need for foodbank use.
You will be responsible for the development and implementation of agreed Pathfinder objectives in the areas of improved local referral pathways; financial inclusion; participation of people with lived experience in shaping services; and campaign and influencing to end the need for food banks at a local and national level.
You will have responsibility for the day to day running of the foodbank from the warehouse to the distribution of emergency food. Plus, managing the Operations Co-ordinator and supporting our valued volunteers.
It is essential that you have experience of project management and development as well as managing staff. You must be passionate about ending food poverty and knowledge of the Third Sector and the partners that work alongside the foodbank would be desirable.