FareShare is a national charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. We source food that is surplus to requirements – from food retailers and manufacturers – and engage many volunteers to help redistribute this to local charities and community groups that provide meals to vulnerable people (individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, recovering from addictions).
FareShare operates in 18 regions in the UK, across more than 135 towns and cities, providing food to over 1,290 charities. Last year, we provided food for 12 million meals, helping to reach 62,200 people each day.
Tayside & Fife Regional Centre
FareShare Tayside & Fife redistributes surplus food to over 150 charities across the region working with people in need, from families on low income and older people at risk of isolation to those affected by homelessness and mental health issues. The charities FareShare works with provide crucial support services alongside freshly cooked nutritious meals. The Tayside & Fife regional centre is operated and managed by Transform Community Development. Transform is a Dundee based charity that provides services for vulnerable adults.
Main purpose of this role
The purpose of this role is to assist with the development of the new satellite warehouse in Perth. You will be an enthusiastic problem solver, who enjoys working with colleagues to support and develop new roles as well as acting as a link with our community members. You should have experience of working in a team in a range of settings and be confident to share your experience to empower others.
· Overall management of the Perth warehouse maintaining operational performance and ensuring Community Members needs are met;
· Support the implementation of new delivery routes resulting from Community Food Member growth;
· Support the introduction of any new and models of working and support staff with their implementation;
· To carry out any other duties as may be required.
· Identify and recruit new Community Food Members
· Assist in ensuring that FareShare Tayside & Fife meets its business growth targets to ensure its financial viability.
· Assist in the successful implementation of operations and services.
· Ensure the highest quality service to our CFMs;
· Assist the Operations Manager with the continuity of high standards in all aspects and with all stakeholders both internal and external;
· Ensure the highest standards of compliance in relation to the law governing the handling, processing and transportation of food and general health and safety practice.
4. Administration & Finance
· Assist in ensuring costs are controlled and relevant to the annual budget and build increasing levels of sustainability;
· Ensure that food movements are accurately logged on the online management system GLADYS;
· Ensure that all necessary and required depot administration is in place and operating correctly, particularly that relating to food hygiene and health and safety.
· Provide high quality management to the team, motivating and inspiring them to achieve our objectives through clear communication and regular reviews;
QQCF Level 3 award in equivalent to any of: HACCP, food hygiene, manual handling or H&S
Current, clean driving licence and car insured for business use
High level communication skills and ability to engage at all levels with diverse stakeholders
Experience of working in a regulated environment and demonstrable risk assessment capabilities
Leadership management skills- including the ability to motivate and develop people to deliver high levels of performance
Skills, knowledge and abilities
Problem-solving skills and the ability to make effective decisions ‘on the spot’.
Confidence and bearing to act as an ambassador to diverse audiences of external stakeholders strengthening the brand and raising awareness.
Delivering customer service and the ability to deliver excellence through a competitive service offer to all stakeholders
IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications
Ability to work systematically to agreed guidelines in the absence of close supervision
Strong communication skills in generating work guidelines and strong relationships with the team.
Competencies and Behaviours
A commitment to Equal Opportunities
Dealing with change: the ability to act quickly decisively and positively to change
Problem solving and decision making: the ability to anticipate, assess and deliver innovative solutions to problems with clear logical thinking
An understanding and passion for the mission and values of both Transform Community Development & Fareshare
Driving licence essential.
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking to co-opt a trustee with extensive experience in nature conservation, in order to reinforce its governing body’s knowledge and expertise.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and committed board of trustees (“Council”), which provides the governance function for the charity. Most members of Council are directly elected by the membership but this will be a co-opted position.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience in nature conservation
• Ability to think strategically and differentiate between strategy and operations
• Ability to constructively challenge fellow trustees and senior management
• A strong personal commitment to environmental issues
The post is without remuneration but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses may be reclaimed.
If you would like to play a role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
For further details, please download the application pack, which includes a full role description and person specification.
If you would like more information please phone 0131-312 4710.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.
The IT services officer will be responsible for the provision of an IT support service to maintain the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure and provide a customer-focused service to employees and volunteers.
This will involve the daily administration, maintenance, and monitoring of the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure estate, supporting the testing and commissioning of new systems and services, and the delivery of IT projects.
This is a hands-on technical operations role, working closely with internal stakeholders and third-party suppliers. Using infrastructure knowledge, this role will contribute significantly to the continuous improvement towards operational excellence.
Right Track Scotland Ltd is a long established, community-based, Charity (SCO17314) that proactively seeks to support young people deemed “hardest to reach” with complex learning, social and behavioural challenges, aged primarily 15-18 years. Our belief as an organisation is that each young person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential despite their start in life.
Our services are based primarily in Glasgow and Lanarkshire with some work in bordering Local Authorities.
Please note all staff are expected to be flexible in relation to the areas they work in. Access to personal transport would be advantageous as would a clean driving licence and previous experience of working with this client group.
All staff work 28 hours per week, Monday to Thursday.
Application for PVG Membership is required for all roles.
Are you passionate about working with children and young people? Do you want to raise up a new generation with Christian values and love? Are you able to connect with a wide community? Are you good at bringing multicultural groups together?
If you answered yes to these questions, you might be just the person we are looking for.
Granton Baptist Church has a new position available for a Children and Youth Worker. We are a church rooted in Christian faith and in our local community of Pilton, West Granton and Muirhouse in Edinburgh. You will be leading and co-ordinating our children’s and youth ministry. You should be enthusiastic and evangelical while being supportive and sensitive to individual needs. You will establish and build networks within the local community with families, other organisations and stakeholders. You should have experience working in a multicultural setting and be able to bring together people from different backgrounds. You will be working with families and children from creche age right through to teens and young adults.
With over 30 years’ experience, British Liver Trust is the leading liver charity for adults in the UK. The Trust works to transform liver health through increased awareness, prevention, improved care and support.
The British Liver Trust is looking to recruit a Development Officer to join our field team in Scotland to deliver our awareness and patient support work across the Highlands and Grampian region, starting in January 2021.
The main purpose of this position is to:
You will be enthused and motivated by the prospect of changing lives and health outcomes, supporting and empowering patients and making the maximum impact with the resource and funding available to us.
The role will be home-based in Scotland, but with a requirement for travel to facilitate events and activities in the Highlands and Grampian region, as well as occasional travel throughout Scotland.
We are excited to announce the opportunity for a Participation and Training Officer to join the SYP team.
Working within SYPs youth led structure, this role will be to lead on the delivery of our participation and training across the organisation. Including supporting Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament, support workers, SYP Staff and other key stakeholders and delivering on the next Scottish Youth Parliament Elections.
This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.
Reports to: Deputy Chief Executive
Contract: Fixed Term until 31st March 2022 (our core funding agreement is until March 2022, should our core funding be awarded for subsequent years, the contract will be extended or made permanent.
Project Scotland, is delighted to announce that it has been asked to work to support the delivery of the Parental Employment Support Service in partnership with Dundee City Council and other organisations. The absolute focus is on increasing income for low income families. Evidence suggests that certain family types are more at risk of poverty and that they face the most significant barriers to get into work, sustain, and progress within work. Some families may have more than one of these family type characteristics and the barriers are higher as a result. The role will be offered until 31st March 2022.
You will be working on the Parental Employment Support Service, in partnership with Dundee City Council and other organisations.
This post is part funded by European Structural Funds. The post holder will be solely involved in European Social Fund activities (i.e. spend 100% of their contracted hours on the ESF activity only and undertake no other non-ESF related duties).
The absolute focus is on increasing income for low income families. Evidence suggests that certain family types are more at risk of poverty and that they face the most significant barriers to get into work, sustain, and progress within work. Some families may have more than one of these family type characteristics and the barriers are higher as a result.
The Discover Work Partnership provides funding to support the recruitment of staff and the delivery of PESF for jobless citizens and/or local employers. For further information visit their website or follow @DWSDundee.
Advance HE is delighted to announce an exciting, flexible opportunity for a Policy and Programme Adviser (Scotland) in the Membership and Accreditation Directorate, to lead our support on Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter for Scottish institutions.
Advance HE is committed to supporting diverse talent within its organisation and we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates.
The successful applicant will primarily provide strategic consultancy, training and advice to institutions making applications for Athena SWAN and REC awards in Scotland support, and support the sector networks that support these charters, as part of Advance HE’s programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
We are looking for candidates with a collaborative and supporting personal style, a commitment to quality assurance and a high level of integrity. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an institution and a willingness to provide constructive challenge. Whilst the candidate will work regularly from the Edinburgh office, home-based candidates are encouraged to apply. Some travel to London and York will also be necessary.
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of community mental health services in Greater Glasgow. It aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and to their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of Recovery and to raising the awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.
GAMH was commissioned by the Glasgow Carers Partnership to deliver support to carers through our two new CARERS CENTRES in the West and South West of the city.
These SW teams undertake statutory carer assessments for those carers with greatest need and work in partnership with the Carers Centres including GAMH, at a local level to support carers along the caring pathway from the point of diagnosis and through crisis and emergencies.
The Carers Centres provide inclusive and holistic support to carers to maintain their quality of life and enhance their capacity to maintain their health and wellbeing through the provision of a range of person centred, coordinated, and outcome focussed services.
Our carer support services promote choice, control and independence for carers, tailoring solutions to carers’ specific needs as far as possible and connecting them with their community.
GAMH, as part of the Glasgow Carers Partnership, works closely with the Social Work Carer Support Teams which are located in each of the 3 sectors of the city
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.
Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ3 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.
All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Services Director, on 0141 552 5592.
These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.