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  • Advertised from 19th June 2019
  • 28 hours per week. Funded for 12 months.

Role

FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. Through their redistribution centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh they redistribute surplus food to frontline charities and community groups.

Transform Community Development runs the Dundee FareShare operation from our depot which covers Tayside & Fife.

FareShare has received funding from Scottish Government to enable the redistribution of sanitary products to vulnerable women and girls and low-income households across the country. By using FareShare’s network of community food members (CFMs) it is expected that this will go some way to reducing the anxiety experienced by those who struggle to find the money to buy these essential items.

We know that to effectively increase access to sanitary products for women experiencing poverty and exclusion, the availability needs to be accompanied by community development work. This will help break down barriers, address stigma and embarrassment, and reach out to community groups giving them the tools to address period poverty as well as the training to increase their confidence and awareness of the issues.

Our experience is that simply making sanitary products available is not enough to convince all organisations and community workers to get involved in being part of the solution.

This new post will take the lead on: developing the redistribution model, working with existing CFMs, engaging other community groups, and providing training.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Main duties:

  • Work with FareShare staff to manage the ordering and distribution of sanitary products to local charities (FareShare will manage the procurement and supply).
  • Engage with target communities (CFMs and other groups), to encourage their involvement in the project and identify the needs of the women they work with.
  • Reach out to target women and girls, and work with partners in the community to make the products available in easy, dignified, and reliable ways.
  • Work alongside FareShare’s national education officer to provide a coordinated approach to providing education and training to CFMs, other community groups, and outreach workers.
  • Deliver training and education sessions - including the promotion of reusable/recyclable products to encourage more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Application notes

Closing date: 3rd July 2019

For an application pack or more information email dnicoll@transformcd.org or phone 01382 224966.


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