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Food Hub Co-Ordinator

Time and Talents

£23,000-25,000 per year

Part-time, Contract

About this role

We are looking for someone to refine and co-ordinate our current temporary COVID-19 emergency food relief distribution hub on the ground in Rotherhithe SE16 to ensure that those most at risk of food insecurity locally are getting the essential supplies they need. This will be followed by planning and managing the transition of these operations to an alternative site over the coming months, in collaboration with local partners.

In this role, you’ll be;

Running the weekly food distribution hub (currently operating on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Managing 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 food hygiene
Managing the recipients list, including accepting and rejecting referrals on an ongoing basis and in line with operational capacity
Assessing and refining current processes and procedures
Working with clients to shape and improve the service
Supervising and training volunteers
Planning and co-ordinating the transition of current operations to a local partner site in partnership with other local community organisations and wider stakeholders
Managing the day-to-day finances of the project

The detailed job description and person specification is available via the application link.

Person description

You are passionate about healthy food and nutritious eating and believe that quality food should be available for everyone. You’re a problem solver and you get things done. You have strong relationship building skills and build trust and credibility easily. You’re flexible, accountable, take responsibility, are highly organised and skilled in multitasking.

About Time and Talents

What we do
Time & Talents is a lively, busy community centre in the heart of Rotherhithe, SE16. Set in a leafy heritage building, and ‘T&T2’, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, we offer something for everyone. With a history of 133 years of supporting people of all ages in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, we bring people together for mutual support, fun and friendship, with a wide range of services and activities for older people and other adults, along with volunteering and children and families’ projects.

About us
We are an energetic, experienced, and passionate team of 15, with a strong sense of shared purpose and a lively sense of humour. You’ll have the chance to make a big contribution to a growing, ambitious and innovative organisation which has doubled its reach and impact in recent years.

How to apply

Time & Talents is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity, and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We actively encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
If you would like an informal chat about the job, please email [email protected] with your phone number and a suitable time for us to call.
The closing date is 17:30 on Wednesday 7 October 2020. However, we’ll be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.
All applications to be submitted online here: Send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two sides of A4, explaining why you want the job and how your experience relates to the job description and person specification.
IMPORTANT: We’ll use cover letters to assess applications alongside CVs. Please ensure you take the time to include a well-written cover letter as detailed above. We won’t assess applications without one.
Coronavirus/COVID-19: the safety and wellbeing of our current and future employees remains a top priority, therefore interviews will be conducted remotely by video if necessary.

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This notice was posted on Wednesday 16 September 2020
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