Food Hub Manager

  • Job Reference: 161242_GL
  • Date Posted: 15 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Groundwork London
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  • Location: North East London
  • Salary: £31,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Circa 31,000 per annum
  • Sector: Charity
  • Job Type: Contract, Fixed Term
  • Duration: Fixed Term until end July 2024

Job Description

Do you have a passion for food, tackling food insecurity and want to be at the heart of food distribution?

Groundwork London have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration in London for over 25 years and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

From August 1st 2022, Groundwork London will be managing and coordinating a Borough Food Hub in North East London. We will be responsible for the distribution of food, to organisations, such as foodbanks, community kitchens and shelters who then redistribute food to those in need across the Borough. This essential service will ensure foodbanks have the ability to provide sufficient, safe and nutritious food to all those who use their services, whilst also diverting food away from the waste cycle.

Groundwork London are seeking a Food Hub Project Manager to manage and coordinate the day to day operations of the central food hub. You will be supported by and manage a full-time Food Hub Officer and recruit and coordinate a team of volunteers.

Key role responsibilities include:

  • Site, stock and warehouse management
  • Lead communications with surplus food partners, for example Felix project
  • Food collection / delivery logistics including the set-up of the distribution network
  • Supply / demand forecasting and project reporting, informed by data from foodbanks partners and organisations
  • Expand food sourcing and procurement from both the surplus / waste food chain and wider suppliers
  • Partnership working, setting-up and leading the food bank network and achieving a zero food waste strategy at the food hub
  • Volunteer/staff management and recruitment

The post will also work closely with the client and stakeholders to develop the borough Food Strategy and Food Action Plan.

Location: North East London

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Each day is fast paced, with emerging and changing priorities. This role is physically demanding and will involve regular lifting and moving goods. Full training in manual handling and use of front-end loading equipment will be provided.

Please contact us if you are:

  • Passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in surplus food distribution
  • Knowledgeable in food safety / food hygiene / food handling guidelines and application
  • Skilled in partnership working with voluntary, community and faith sector, including food distribution organisations (such as foodbanks)
  • Highly organised, with good leadership qualities
  • Able to prioritise and lead in a fast-paced working environment

We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates in stages, as applications are received for the role, so the vacancy may be filled before the closing date.

Closing date for applications: 9am, 27th July, 2022

Interview date: Throughout recruitment period. Online and face to face

To Apply and for more information:

If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website.

Appointment to this role is subject to the appropriate records check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Groundwork London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.