Fantastic opportunity! Oversee our Warehouse operations – Vacancy details below

19th March 2024

Doncaster Foodbank (Trussell Trust) Ltd is offering an exciting and rewarding job opportunity to oversee our warehouse operations, leading a team of volunteers and building upon the reliable, efficient service already established by the current warehouse manager, who you will take over from as they retire from post.

We are seeking an organised, dedicated and adaptable individual with good physical fitness and sound relevant experience; Working closely with both the Project Manager and Administrator, you will liaise with centre co-ordinators, suppliers and supporters to provide effective stock control, timely transportation of collections and deliveries and ensure legislative standards in Health & Safety/Environmental Health are met, to provide high quality assistance in response to the growing demands of our service and it’s users.

Doncaster Foodbank opened in 2013 and feeds around 8000 people a year, including over 2000 children, through it’s three food bank centres. It is part of the respected Trussell Trust network of UK food banks.

Are you passionate about eliminating hunger?
Have you the skills for this busy and exciting role?
Responsible to: The Foodbank Project Manager
Responsible for: Managing the operation of Doncaster Foodbank warehouse
Location: Kirk Sandall, Doncaster
Salary: £27,000 per annum (pro rata for part time hours)
Part-time: 24 hours per week (to be discussed at interview)
Contract: Fixed Term 2 years; thereafter, subject to securing additional funding
Overall responsibility of the job:
Leading a team of volunteers, ensuring effective stock control and arranging timely transportation of collections and deliveries. Ensuring legislative standards in Health & Safety/Environmental Health are met. Work in association with Foodbank Centre Manager/Supervisor to ensure they receive an efficient service of support with food and other provisions.
Food supplies:
  • Monitor stock levels and liaise with the Foodbank Project Manager about specific shortages and requirements such that there is sufficient stock to meet client needs
  • Coordinate the collection of food donated by the community
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with stock suppliers and permanent collection points
  • Ensure that all warehouse paperwork is stored securely and passed on weekly to the Administration Team where required, adhering to Data Protection/GDPR legal requirements
  • Be familiar with the Trussell Trust online data collection system (DCS), monitoring the key data indicators (particularly regarding stock levels) and inputting data as required
  • Ability to plan and organise the day-to-day running of a warehouse
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Ability to carry out manual work
  • Adaptable to the requirements of the role during busy periods (Christmas, Harvest, Easter, national collections)
Key Skills:
  • Good oral communication
  • Driver with full, clean licence
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised
  • Confident user of IT including email, word processing, database and internet
  • Numerate, literate and comfortable interpreting statistical data
  • Empathy and ability to work with people from disadvantaged, marginalised, or socially excluded backgrounds.
Personal attributes:
  • Passionate about tackling poverty
  • Honesty, reliability and integrity
  • Induction training
  • Health & Safety, Environmental Health and Manual Handling
  • Safeguarding children & adults as appropriate
  • Food Hygiene as required
  • DCS Training as required
  • GDPR training
  • Other relevant training as required
Other tasks may be added to this job description in the future which are commensurate with this role.
Doncaster foodbank is a charity founded on Christian principles. Not every volunteer is a Christian, but we all subscribe to the same values and trust that all new volunteers will too.
Closing Date: 02/04/2024
Interviewing week beginning 15/04/2024
How to apply:
Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to [email protected]

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