How to apply
FareShare now operates 21 Regional Centres around the UK. The majority of these are run by local charitable organisations we call our Delivery Partners. This enables us to be a UK-wide organisation yet also think and behave with local concerns at the heart of our actions. We support 9,653 local charities and groups – our Community Food Members. Over the past year 16,992 tonnes of food were redistributed by FareShare Regional Centres nationwide, feeding 772,000 people every week. We operate across 1,500 towns, cities and villages and we save UK charities and community groups more than £28 million each year.
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. Demand far outstrips supply.
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
FareShare has worked collaboratively with the food industry for 24 years and in 2018 we started a unique 3 year programme to roll out unparalleled volumes of surplus fresh food to the charity sector from the UK’s manufacturers, farmers, processors and Supply Chain.
This transformational programme connects FareShare with its corporate partner and a network of charities receiving food on a weekly basis. The co-ordination of the programme’s delivery and communication is managed a Corporate Relations Manager who is seconded within the corporate Partner’s Head Office 3 days a week. This role reports into the Corporate Relations Manager and will assist in the delivery of programme ensuring that it is delivered on time, on budget whilst being 100% compliant with our funder’s guidelines and expectations.
This is a vital new role will work alongside FareShare’s Corporate Relations Manager to; support all FareShare Regional Centres to deliver grant reports on time, to check all financial transactions to ensure they are compliant and to manage the process by which we distribute funding to Regional Centres. This will be achieved through process design, implementation and through the use of project management documentation/tools. This role will also support overall programme administration and key work streams that support the wider delivery of the programme.
The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, project support experience and have experience/transferable experience of managing and supporting grant funding, compliance and contracts.
Main areas of responsibility:
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
Values and behaviours:
If you would like to apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement showing how you meet the essential experience outlined in the person specification via our website.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 22nd March 2019.
Interviews will be held in London on 5th April 2019.