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Food Hub Coordinator

St George the Martyr Church
St. George The Martyr C Of E Church Borough High Street SE1 1JA

Posted: 07/09/2020

Deadline: 18/09/2020

Compensation: £10.75 (London Living Wage)

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Background

Since March we have been running a Food Hub to provide a healthy basket of food for those struggling to access or afford food in the local area.  Over the course of this response to COVID-19 a longer term local need has become apparent and the church wishes to respond.  From October we are transitioning our food project into a café and co-operative food store.  Our principle so far has been to provide people with the sort of food we would want to provide for our loved ones and we want to run both the shop and café on this principle.  We are seeking to recruit someone who will lead and manage this transition, and develop the co-operative and café to be self-sustaining financially.  We currently provide food to around 120 households for free, we hope to sign as many of them up to the new membership scheme as possible as well as publicising it to reach others at risk of food insecurity in the local area.

Initially, this will be a 3 month fixed contract from October to the end of December.  The contract will be 20 hours a week with times and days to be agreed.  Flexibility is needed and this may include some evening or weekend working.  The role will be at London Living Wage which is currently £10.75 per hour.

Role Description

  • Promote a love of healthy food and nutritious eating among clients and volunteers
  • Foster and develop a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where everyone is treated as equals
  • To manage the flow of food through the project to include:
    • Working with partners who donate food to the project
    • Ordering from our suppliers
    • Receiving deliveries and sorting and managing stock
    • Stock rotation
    • Safe storage of high-risk food items
    • Overseeing the food project’s food hygiene and HCCAP
  • To run the café and retail space
    • Initially work with the staff team to design processes and procedures
    • Working with clients to shape and improve the service
    • To supervise and recruit volunteers
    • To publicise and recruit scheme members
    • To manage the day-to-day finances of the project
  • To manage the kitchen
    • Managing the volunteer chefs (with the potential for developing a part-time paid chef role)
    • Coordinating menus and purchasing food for meal preparation

Person Description

Essential

  • Passionate about healthy food and social justice, with a conviction that quality food should be available for everyone
  • Committed to the Food Dignity agenda
  • Strong team player, willing to lead by example
  • Positive and welcoming, good at working with a broad range of people
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Well organised with good time management skills
  • Sympathetic to the charitable aims of the church

Desirable

  • Experience in managing a team
  • Food hygiene qualification
  • Experience of working in a professional food environment
  • Experience working in a food bank or similar
  • Local knowledge of SE1

Application information

Please send your CV and a letter of application explaining why you were are interested in this job and how you think your skills and expereince are what we are looking for to kate@stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk

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About St George the Martyr Church

We are a Church of England church in Borough, SE1. We are here to meet the needs of our community and food is a strong thread running through many of our projects. This year we responded to lockdown by massively ramping up The Borough Free Fridge and delivering nutritious food to the local community.