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Warehouse Shift Coordinator

Southampton, Hampshire (On-site)
£22,495 - £23,170 per year
Job description

Job Description – Warehouse Shift Coordinator

Reporting to: Warehouse Manager

Location: Southampton

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours

Salary: £22,495 - £23,170 (We normally offer a starting salary at the start of the range)

We welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are a Disability Confident Employer that welcome disabled applicants and provide reasonable adjustments.

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 nearly 9,500 frontline charities and community groups.

The role

This role is about so much more than just coordinating the day-to-day operations of a busy FareShare warehouse: it’s about sharing the FareShare mission that “no good food should go to waste”. Your work will make sure that quality surplus food is helping feed people in need.

As a Warehouse Coordinator you will be the face of FareShare, involved in the supervision of a large team of volunteers to ensure our charity members receive their food orders each week. Each shift you will be responsible for ensuring health and safety of the team supporting FareShare, whether they are regular volunteers, supporters from our corporate partners, visitors to the warehouse, or your colleagues. You will also be ensuring your team follows the food safety standards set out in the FareShare operating manual to ensure the safe receipt of food by all our charity members.

Main responsibilities

In the FareShare Regional Centre warehouse you’ll:

  • Get to know your team and respond to questions about FareShare’s mission, the food partners who support us, charities who receive food and the planned activities for the day
  • Work as a team with the Warehouse Manager, warehouse colleagues and volunteers to ensure all shifts are well planned, supervised and meet daily operational needs
  • Be responsible for the health & safety and security of buildings, vehicles, staff and volunteers, including the delivery of appropriate health & safety briefings
  • Carry out & update risk assessments as defined by the FareShare operating manual and complete risk assessments for all new activity as required
  • Ensure compliance with all FareShare policies and procedures and industry standards as required by food partners and regulators and that all staff, volunteers, food suppliers, charities and visitors adhere to them

In the FareShare Regional Centre office you’ll:

  • Support the Warehouse Manager in managing the office, responding to emails and taking phone calls
  • Support the Warehouse Manager in organising food distribution using the FareShare food management systems and training volunteers as required
  • Maintain excellent relations and communications with volunteers, staff, food suppliers and charities

If required to drive a FareShare van, you’ll:

  • Drive safely, responsibly and within the law
  • Be courteous to all road users

FareShare is an equal opportunities employer and so at all times you’ll:

  • Be courteous and demonstrate FareShare’s equality and diversity policy
  • Take responsibility for the safety of volunteers who join you
  • Support the Volunteer Manager in ensuring all volunteers have a valuable and rewarding experience whilst supporting FareShare

Like the supply of surplus food to FareShare no two shifts are the same. Every day new food arrives and your team will include new people who want to get involved in the FareShare mission. You will be part of a small staff team responsible for ensuring the safe and effective distribution of food each day.


Person specification



  • Commitment to gain Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
  • Commitment to undertake in house training in moving and handling, working at heights, safeguarding vulnerable adults and first aid

Experience & Knowledge

  • At least six months experience of one or more of the following:
    • supervising/managing volunteers
    • warehousing operation
    • food distribution
  • Experience of working in a team with evidence of demonstrating a flexible approach to team working
  • Experience of working on own initiative, able to manage own workload and prioritise tasks to meet objectives
  • Computer literate with experience of working with MS Office and other bespoke software packages

Skill, Abilities and Attributes

  • Personable with a good sense of humour and excellent communication skills
  • Able to take initiative and use common sense
  • Can stay calm under pressure
  • Team player willing to adopt a flexible approach to daily tasks and activities
  • Commitment to FareShare’s Equality & Diversity ethos
  • Safe and courteous driver


  • Level 2 Food Safety Qualification
  • Have held a full UK / EU / EEA driving licence for three years minimum with no more than 3 penalty points
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Forklift truck licence
  • Experience of taking responsibility for health and safety issues within a food distribution and/or warehousing operation
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment and demonstrable risk assessment capabilities
  • Experience of working with people who may have additional support needs
  • Experience of driving vans / medium sized vehicles


Operating Hours and Shift Pattern

Position will be part of a rota: Monday – Friday either 7am – 3pm/8am-4pm or 9am – 5pm and, on occasional Saturdays on a rota basis.

Flexibility to provide cover for planned and ad-hoc absences as well as Public and Bank Holidays is highly desirable in this role and also offers the opportunity for additional hours to supplement the core hours.

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Posted on: 15 April 2024
Closed date: 15 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Operations