Brent, London
£24,849 per year
Job description
I am delighted to be working with an amazing poverty relief organisation in search of a Food Bank Logistics Coordinator based in Brent. The charity is committed to working towards long term change and their network of food banks provide emergency food and compassionate, dignified support to people and families in crisis.
This 6-month FTC is an essential role that involves supporting the Food Bank Team with managing the physical logistics of a Food bank, with its two distribution centres and a new warehouse. Working with the project manager to set up the new warehouse facility and ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Supporting the Project Manager in overseeing the physical operations of the food bank, coordinating the movement of stock through the food bank operation, being the point of contact for the volunteer driver's team
Maintaining stock rotation and minimising double handling of stock, stock going out of date and ensuring a good stock level at the distribution centres. Ensuring that stock data is provided for recording on the stock database

Ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation - carrying out routine checks on two FB sites, carry out risk assessments and notifying the project manager of any risks / non-compliance
Gaining quotes for operational equipment, maintenance, and repair
Adhering to all policies and procedures, including safeguarding, health and safety, manual handling and confidentiality, reporting any concerns to the Project Manager and ensuring that requirements are met in the warehouse and food bank centre
Training will be given in the IT systems used by the food bank as well as in manual handling, safeguarding, environmental health and food hygiene as required.

Person Specification:
Some experience of volunteering, either in volunteer management or as a volunteer themselves.
Able to lead volunteers including those with additional care and support needs, in a multi- and no-faith environment
Has an understanding of Health and Safety, Manual Handling and GDPR requirements in the food bank
Is able to ensure compliance with the organisation and statutory policies in the day to day operation of the food bank
An effective communicator, verbally and in writing
Is diplomatic and has the interpersonal skills needed in the role
Is communicative and approachable, able to communicate with people in a variety of settings and groups including food bank users, referral agencies, colleagues and signposting organisations
Is a confident user of common IT applications such as Word and Excel and is able to enter data accurately
Ability to manage multiple demands, establishing clear priorities in order to meet agreed objectives
Has a clear idea of priorities, able to work independently and manages own time appropriately
Delivers key outputs and responds to requests in a timely fashion
Is able to work through challenges in positive and effective ways
Clear understanding of the need to maintain confidentiality
Demonstrates resilience, resourcefulness, flexibility and perseverance
Has the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Demonstrates personal integrity and commitment to the values of the charity
Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially-excluded backgrounds.
Holder of a current clean UK driving licence (3 points maximum)
Willing and able to drive a small van to pick up food donations from collection points in the area served by the food bank.
Commitment to occasional need to work outside of normal working hours.
Willing to be available for work related travel.

If you are immediately available and are passionate about the charity's work and vision, please apply online today!
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Posted on: 22 November 2021
Closing date: 02 December 2021
Job ref: HQ00043292
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management
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