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Foodbank Project Manager

Hours Part time (18 hours per week)
Location: Haverhill
Closing date: 9am - Monday 12th September 2022
Salary: £10,319 per annum 
Interview date: Thursday 22nd September 2022 
Interview location: Hollands Road, Haverhill
Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus Bank Holidays & working days Christmas to New Year


About the role:

You will be based at our warehouse in Haverhill.  You will work alongside the warehouse assistant and volunteers and oversee the operation of the food bank warehouse in accordance with The Trussell Trust requirements and other pertinent regulations.  You will be responsible for the day to day operation of the warehouse, arranging food collections and ensuring food boxes are packed ready for supply to the distribution hubs.

About you:

We are looking for somebody with excellent communication skills, a keen attention to details and have a flexible approach to their work. You should have experience working in a warehouse or in a similar supervisory/management role and have a good understanding of Warehouse processes - goods in/out, health, safety & compliance. Ideally, you should have experience working with volunteers. We are a Christian based charity and at the very least we would like somebody who can work within the Christian ethos of the charity. 

Because of restrictions on driving our van, we need somebody who is over 25 years of age and has a full UK driving licence

We love diversity and we value your unique skills, strengths, knowledge, and experience. Becoming one of our team may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in empowering those we serve. 

Please contact Justine Cammiss-Strudwick via e-mail initially for an informal discussion about this role. 

About us:

We began working to assist families and individuals struggling with debt in 2005.  During that work, we occasionally came across families who were struggling to feed themselves – often due to changes in bank charges, benefit delays and so on.  In 2007 we made contact with the Trussell Trust network of Foodbanks, eventually launching in Haverhill in October 2008.

Initially, our Foodbank distribution was based at a site in the centre of Haverhill.  It was fruitful and successful but we were limited as to what we could do for clients, especially in terms of making phone calls to agencies or signposting.  The root causes of their problems remained unexplored. We began to feel the need for our own centre where we could not only assist our clients more fully but could expand our projects and base everything under one roof. 

We opened the REACH Resource Centre in May 2010 following negotiations with West Suffolk Council, who own the building.  The centre provides a focus for all REACH activities and is evidence of the gradual expansion of our projects and the realisation of our aspiration to provide greater integration to all that we do.  An individual client can, now, access all our services and resources from a single ‘hub’.

We are well-known and respected locally and have strong relationships and support from local authorities (especially West Suffolk Council and Haverhill Town Council), local business (including large retailers like Tesco and Sainburys), churches, schools and other community groups.  We have been expanding our relationships with Grant Making Bodies since 2013 and have a productive partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation via whom we receive significant funding. 

Further information about REACH Community Projects can be found on our website: http://www.reachhaverhill.org.uk/

To Apply:

Please complete the application form - download

Please send completed application forms to netta.record@reachhaverhill.org.uk or Netta Record, Reach Community Projects, Rm1, Wisdom Facilities Centre, 42 Hollands Road, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8SA.

Please click here to download the Job Description.