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Operational Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th August 2020

  • Advertised from 31st July 2020
  • 35hrs per week


Ruchazie Pantry Group (RPG) are looking to establish a food pantry which seeks to take the first steps towards a inequality faced by the residents of Ruchazie and wider community.

The RPG is a community partnership between Ruchazie Church of Scotland (the employer), Ruchazie Housing Association, Glasgow Housing Association, FareShare Scotland, Glasgow City Council with the support of our local City Councillors and other local community representatives.

The Ruchazie Community Food Pantry will provide fresh, nutritional, good quality food at a significantly subsidised rate. The model is relatively new to Scotland but has been pioneered successfully in other parts of the UK and across the USA to great success. It will receive and distribute surplus, fit for purpose food, provided through effective partnerships with, e.g. Fareshare Glasgow and will include fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy to offer a quality shopping experience.

As opposed to the foodbank model of free crisis provision, our pantry will offer dignity and choice in exchange for a small subscription and/or membership fee, providing support to people on a low income, or recovering from crisis. We will help people with their food costs, until they are better able to manage other debts and outgoings.

You will be working with a ground breaking and innovative community food pantry and will be expected to deliver excellent performance results in all areas of the business. You will be a dynamic and engaging manager with excellent communication, management, leadership and coaching skills and will have a commitment to delivering a high-quality service in line with our mission and values. You will play a central role in the development of this new and exciting project working closely with the Ruchazie community and bordering communities as well as wider networks and key partners to ensure they influence and shape the pantry.

Application notes

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 12noon on Friday 14th August 2020.