London, Greater London Home-based Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Peterborough, Peterborough

£22,000 - £25,000 per year

Contract, Full-time


About the organisation

We’re FoodCycle – a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious me... Read more

Job Description

About FoodCycle

FoodCycle is an award winning national charity delivering volunteer powered community Projects across England. We build communities in our Projects by combining surplus food, volunteers and spare kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community. We currently have 41 Projects and open our doors every week to 1500 people.  

As East of England Regional Manager you will support four fantastic projects and help develop a new project in the area.

We have 4 main aims:

  • To strengthen communities
  • To encourage friendships
  • To improve nutrition and reduce hunger
  • To change attitudes towards food and to reduce food waste

About the role

Position Title: East of England Regional Manager

Contract: Fixed term 12-month contract

Reports to: Head of Programmes / CEO

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Pay: £22,000 – £25,000 pa depending on experience

Location: home-based with frequent travel to Peterborough, Cambridge, Norwich and Clacton

Position Summary 

As Regional Manager you will represent, manage and co-ordinate FoodCycle for your allocated regional Projects. Our Projects are spaces where volunteers are empowered to run their own community meals using surplus food. You will manage local relationships with supermarkets, volunteer recruitment channels and venues to enable this to happen. You will continually be looking to increase our impact by working towards targets of increased meals served to our guests, expanding our existing Projects and setting up new ones within the area . An excellent communicator, you will manage the volunteers at each Project ensuring they are trained, supported and on-message with FoodCycle strategy, ensuring that volunteers are confident enough to self-organise and make a success of their Projects.

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Volunteer Management and Recruitment – directly manage and support allocated regional FoodCycle Projects
  2. Monitoring and evaluation  - with the Head of Programmes, ensure impact and outputs monitoring takes place across the programme
  3. Training – support the Projects team to develop training and resources for Projects (online and offline) and provide training at our Volunteer Conference in October.
  4. Communications – manage volunteer communications within your region, including monthly content for newsletters, updating the website, social media and other channels. Be an advocate for FoodCycle at external meetings
  5. Supermarkets and Independent store relationships –  Develop supermarket and local store relationships at a community level.
  1. Venues – liaise and form relationships with venues to enable them to further support our work and keep costs and disruption to a minimum
  2. Set up one new project in the East of England region.
  3. Support the rest of the Projects team with ad hoc duties aligned with Food Cycle objectives

Working at FoodCycle

Holidays: 23 working days (along with additional Christmas Close down days)

Pension: There is a pension scheme available – new staff are automatically enrolled after three month unless you choose to opt out.

Flexible working: We love flexible working! You will be on a flexible working contract, which means that you get to plan your week

Team working: Although the role is remote, You will be one of five Regional Managers. We are a small but great team – super supportive and always willing to help each other out.

Equipment:  Whilst working with FoodCycle you will be provided with a work mobile and laptop

Applying for this role

What to send: A CV of no more than two sides, and a covering note/letter of no more than two sides explaining why you are suitable for the role.

Deadline for your application: 5 pm on Sunday 26th May 2019

We will aim to get back to you by: Monday 27th May 2019

Interview dates: Wednesday 29th May 2019

FoodCycle is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

The role advertised is ‘Regulated Activity’ and as such is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and that all potential applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check