London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£28,000 - £34,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job title: Employer Engagement Manager

Reporting to: Head of Network Support

Location: Sheffield, London Hybrid with regular UK travel

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 Hours

Salary: £28,000 - £34,000

About FareShare

FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups. During 2020, we redistributed 113 million meals through our FareShare Regional Centres and our retail surplus model FareShare Go, reaching over 1 million people.

Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.

The COVID19 pandemic shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity in the UK and with it, FareShare’s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. We are fortunate to benefit from the support of major retailers, the media, sports ambassadors and a groundswell of public engagement. As a result, there has never been a more exciting time to join an organisation at the heart of public consciousness.

FareShare’s Strategy & Vision

Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.

Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the symptoms of food poverty.

Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.

Our Values: Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead

Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen

Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries

Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger

Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and

achieve the most for our clients/customers.

The role

This is a great opportunity to join a unique, award winning organisation. At FareShare we build relationships with thousands of charities and community groups and support them with surplus food.

At FareShare we do everything we can to maximise the social value of our surplus food. Our employability services support people to gain experiences, skills and qualifications though training, coaching, and mentoring support. These services are run across our Network of Regional Centres, to enable people to find meaningful employment.

FareShare offers a unique opportunity to our employability participants. We’re able to provide support to participants in the same location where they develop their practical employability skills. Participants on our programmes spend time in our regional centres supporting wide range of business critical operations e.g. stock management, driving our vans to make deliveries to charities, order processing etc. Our model provides participants with a ‘one stop shop’ to get everything they need to find employment.

FareShare works with over 700 partners in the food industry. This offers FareShare with a unique opportunity to support our participants into jobs with our food industry partners. This role will be responsible for creating employment pathways from FareShare Regional Centres into jobs with our food partners. By creating these opportunities you will be supporting hundreds of people each year to find employment, all whilst supporting our mission and maximising the social value of FareShare redistributing surplus food.

Main areas of responsibility

  • Working closely with FareShare’s Food Team, develop relationships with FareShare Food Partners to create Employment Pathways where FareShare’s employability participants move into jobs with our food partners.
  • Co-design and co-create pathways and services that deliver meaningful outcomes for our participants, whilst strengthening our relationships with the food industry
  • Lead the development of marketing and communication channels to provide promotion of our programmes to potential employers
  • Establish FareShare as the first choice charity partner, supplying participants into jobs, with our food partners
  • Work closely with the Employability Manager to design bespoke employability programmes across the UK that deliver meaningful outcomes of our participants
  • Evaluate and anticipate the future needs of employers and trends in the labour market
  • To create a replicable and sellable proposition to the food industry, that delivers great outcomes for all stakeholders
  • Work closely with the marketing and comms team to promote the successes of the programme
  • Produce policies, processes and procedures relating to the programmes designed/implemented
  • Undertake other employability related duties as determined by department management

Person Specification

As an employer committed to Equal Opportunities, we will assess applications in line with these criteria that we consider either as being essential or desirable in this role.

Essential Criteria

  • An understanding of and ability to promote equality and diversity
  • Sound knowledge and experience of engaging with large organisations
  • Previous experience of working in a client relationship management role
  • Sound understanding of the UK labour market
  • Ability to lead and manage change projects
  • Experience of effective performance improvement and quality assurance in the delivery of employability / training / education services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to convey complex information in a clear, concise and accurate manner with a wide range of people
  • Experience negotiating with, and influencing, third parties to deliver outcomes for beneficiaries
  • Experience of managing relationships with a diverse range of partners to achieve a common outcome/goal
  • Ability to influence at senior levels and to upsell our proposition and services in order to broaden and deepen engagement with partners
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise competing priorities

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in or with the food industry
  • Sound understanding of the UK food industry
  • Experience of working in a charity where the workforce is volunteer led
  • An interest in the impact of food waste on the environment
  • An interest in food poverty and it’s causes
  • Experience and understanding of GDPR

Competencies and behaviours

  • Enthusiastic approach
  • Desire for change and ability to adapt
  • Flexibility and able to work well as part of a team and alone
  • A commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Curiosity and empathy with FareShare’s mission and strategy


  • Salary £28,000 – £34,000 per annum
  • Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
  • 25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
  • Employers pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Flexible working
More about FareShare

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Refreshed on: 07 July 2022
Closed date: 13 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development