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Community Facilitator

Good Food Barnsley CiC
14 Aldham Industrial Estate S73 8HA

Posted: 12 May 2021

Deadline: 25 Jun 2021

Compensation: £19,025 per annum pro rata

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract


Job description

22.5 hours, FTC 12 months

Contributory Pension

25 days annual leave (pro rata)

This role is initially part-time, with a view to being made full-time, subject to success of the project.

Good Food Barnsley is a broad coalition between the private, public and 3rd sectors. It is a joined up movement and partnership of fantastic minds and resources that work towards a shared vision of building a better Barnsley where everyone has the right to the food they need to thrive.

Our aims are…

  • Promote healthy and sustainable food to the public
  • Tackle food insecurity and diet related ill health
  • Build community food knowledge, skills and resources
  • Promote a diverse and vibrant food economy
  • Transform catering and food procurement
  • Reduce waste and the ecological footprint of the food system

Storehouse & Field Food model aims to:

  • Provide regular and affordable access to a sustainable supply of high quality food to those experiencing moderate food insecurity
  • Signpost relevant and appropriate support services and agencies to members
  • Give members access to learning and development programmes aimed at increasing individual and community resilience and confidence

Reporting to the Hub Manager, the Storehouse & Field Community Facilitator is responsible for understanding and Good Food Barnsley food pathway and appropriately signposting Storehouse & Field club members towards appropriate support and services, ensuring that all members receive a high quality service, whether they engage with us at the Hub or via a Storehouse & Field Food Club.

The Community Facilitator will:

  • Work on the frontline, engaging with Storehouse & Field members
  • Have hands on involvement with food activities
  • Have a thorough understanding of the borough of Barnsley and sound knowledge of support services available to Barnsley citizens
  • Support Storehouse & Field members in accessing the appropriate provision for them
  • Establish and develop a Storehouse & Field Club network
  • Train volunteers (Community Food Champions) in working with SH&F members, particularly with regards to signposting
  • Being present and available to talk to SH&F members on pantry days, and supporting where appropriate at food club delivery points

An ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background in social work, or similar, with experience working with vulnerable individuals and/or families
  • Be personable, friendly and approachable
  • IT literate, particularly with the MS package
  • Presentation skills
  • Full UK driving license and access to own vehicle
  • Experience of customer/client- facing roles would be beneficial
  • Have contacts with existing support services within Barnsley (desired)

Application information

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria to amycalvert@goodfoodbarnsley.org.

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About Good Food Barnsley CiC

Good Food Barnsley is a broad coalition between the private, public and 3rd sectors. It is a joined up movement and partnership of fantastic minds and resources that work towards a shared vision of building a better Barnsley where everyone has the right to the food they need to thrive.