FareShare now operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK. We support 10,542 local charities and groups – our Community Food Members and Associates. Over the past year 55,046 tonnes of food were redistributed by FareShare Regional Centres nationwide, feeding 1,108,064 people every week. We operate across 1,500 towns, cities and villages and we save UK charities and community groups more than £28 million each year.
Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first. Demand far outstrips supply. More information can be found on our website fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-centres/glasgow-west-of-scotland.
FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland redistributes quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable people in and around Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We provide employability training including food hygiene, SQA Employability, health and safety, warehouse distribution and forklift and driver training. FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland supports hostels, day centres, lunch clubs, addiction agencies, young people’s projects and refugee centres. Serving meals is a way for organisations to directly engage with their service users and using FareShare food enables them to redirect funds into improving their own services.
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland is run by Move On, a charity that believes we all need support at different times in our lives. For too many people a lack of opportunities is a barrier to reaching their full potential. We want to change that.
Our services offer everyone an equal chance to gain experience, skills and confidence, achieve personal goals and reach a brighter future. For one person that could be building the self-confidence to use public transport alone, for someone else it could be earning the qualifications they need to secure their first job.
Every day we support people in their next steps to live an independent and fulfilling life.
Purpose of the role
This role is about so much more than just driving; it’s about sharing the FareShare mission that “no good food should go to waste”. Your work will make sure that quality surplus food is helping feed people in need.
As a FareShare Depot Driver and Operative for FareShare Glasgow you will collect and deliver food from and to our food partners across Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as deliver food from our Regional Centre based at South Street, to our charity members within Glasgow and the West. You will be the face of FareShare, being a regular point of contact with our local food partners, as well as our diverse range of member charities receiving food. In addition, you may also act as a host, supervising volunteers who may join you as assistants. You will also form an integral part of the depot team, carrying out duties in line with our FareShare Glasgow operations. You will be expected to receive, sort, pick and distribute surplus food coming through our depot daily.
You will be expected to ensure that food and non-food orders are made and ready for distribution and/or collection.
Closing date for completed applications is Friday 27th May 2022
For further information about the role contact Scott Crawford (FareShare Operational Manager).
Please return completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date above.
Move On is a Company Limited by Guarantee (178293) and a charitable body registered in Scotland (26983).