CTG is a charity and company limited by guarantee and was established to provide relief to communities of Glasgow and its environs, who are in need due to age, mobility, mental and physical disability, illness and poverty. This is achieved by providing affordable, reliable, accessible transport solutions to the local communities we serve. CTG is one of the largest Community Transport Charities in Scotland.
Since March 2020, CTG has been working in collaborative partnerships with a range of organisations in Glasgow Food Programme to tackle the growing issue of food poverty. During the Covid-19 crisis, CTG was identified as an anchor organisation due to being an experienced transport provider with a remit to develop partnerships with other Third, Community and Commercial Sectors to assist with transport and logistic challenges.
One of the key collaborative partnerships developed was with the Scottish Pantry Network. This partnership has developed with CTG providing both passenger and non passenger transport solutions to the Network and its member Pantries throughout Glasgow.
Both organisations are continuing to work in partnership as we look to develop a long-term sustainable strategic partnership. Part of this is to develop a supplier and logistics framework for the pantry model to get more food into the surplus supply chain to help stop food going to landfill and to ensure the pantries are fully stocked so that people can access low cost healthy food.
Therefore, we are recruiting a Supplier Development Officer to be part of our team. The Officer will work closely with the Scottish Pantry Network.
If you like the sound of this challenge and want to be part of something that makes a difference to people’s life, have a good understanding of food poverty and insecurity, able to work across a number of partners and have project development skills, then we’d love to hear from you.
The Scottish Pantry Network (TSPN) are delighted to announce we are entering the second phase of our business plan and we are looking now looking recruit a team of highly motivated staff to drive forward our ambitious vision.
TSPN is still in its infancy, but we are growing quickly. We currently have 5 pantries open in Glasgow, 1 Inverclyde with a further 5 in progress across the country. We aim to develop the pantries further having at least 2 in every part of the country. We plan to develop our pantries to be key players in reducing surplus food, being a conduit to get healthy low-cost food direct to our communities as well as providing food education.
You will be working with a ground breaking and innovative project that is designed to help grow and sustain food pantries across the country. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with experience in policy development and political engagement to raise support for the model and develop relationships with key organisations across the country.
You will play a central role in the policy development of this new and exciting project working closely with key stakeholder, pantries, local and national government as well as the food industry to ensure they influence and shape the pantry model.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and values, be able to scrutinise complex documents and have excellent written communication skills. Someone who can build and maintain relationships with people who hold different views, and is able to plan and deliver influencing campaigns.
If you like the sound of this challenge and want to be part of something that makes a difference to people’s life, have a good understanding of food poverty and insecurity, able to work across a number of partners and have a good knowledge of social policy in Scotland, then we’d love to hear from you.