Aberdeenshire North Foodbank is a crisis intervention service with a vision to end hunger and poverty in our local communities. In the last year we have fed over 8000 people and received just over 87 tons of donated food. The service operates across the north of Aberdeenshire in Banff and Buchan, Buchan, Garioch, Formartine and Upper Marr.
The foodbank involves around 80 volunteers and has distribution centres in Inverurie, Ellon, Huntly, Peterhead and Fraserburgh. The food bank enjoys widespread community support from churches and school, as well as from the local authority, statutory agencies and frontline support agencies. Since opening there’s been a growing and sustained use of the Foodbank service with geographical expansion into new areas.
We are also involved in a range of ‘more than emergency food’ projects including an active role in the Fair Food Aberdeenshire Partnership and development work which includes a community market garden and a food hub project in the Huntly and surrounding areas.
The foodbank is an independent Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation operating as part of the Trussell trust food bank. The Trussell trust is a charity founded on Christian principles. We follow the Trust’s operating model working with compassion, honesty integrity openness kindness and care for all people regardless of religious belief or non-belief.
We are working closely with the Trussell Trust on a Pathfinder programme, which allows us to develop and deliver on strategic objectives that align with the Trussell Trust’s strategy for ending the needs for emergency food and poverty. This work includes further developing our Financial Inclusion Services, embedding Participation into our organisation and raising awareness and making calls to action in our local communities about understanding and challenging the root causes of poverty.
ROLE OUTLINE AND PURPOSE
To oversee the operations of the foodbank centres and warehouses, including support for staff and volunteers and working with the management team to deliver the foodbank’s strategic and operational plans.
Working under the direction of the Chief Officer, and closely with Pathfinder colleagues, to help build a cohesive. integrated team and ensuring that the foodbank meets the changing needs of local people.
Application is via CV and covering letter to email@example.com
Closing date: 22/7/22