The FareShare FoodCloud project (West Midlands)
A fantastic opportunity for a Project Coordinator Executive to join FareShare, a unique charity fighting hunger and its underlying causes by redistributing surplus food to hundreds of local charities across the UK. As part of the project team you will play a vital role in a new initiative that is designed to address the challenge of surplus foods at store level.
The role is offered as a field worker and requires travel within the West Midlands region.
FareShare and the Irish social enterprise FoodCloud are working in a collaborative partnership designed to help UK retailers address the issue of edible surplus food they may have within their stores. This innovative partnership, known as FareShare FoodCloud, brings together a technology platform and FareShare's knowledge of the UK charity food redistribution market to address this issue across the UK & Northern Ireland. It is our aim to connect even more charities with edible surplus foods.
About The Role
This is a rare opportunity to become involved with a national project that will develop the FareShare FoodCloud service across the UK & Ireland. As Project Coordinator Executive you will be line managed by the local FareShare FoodCloud Regional Officer and find leads in the region you cover, to develop into permanent partnerships between stores and charities. The successful candidate must be resourceful and have the ability to build long lasting trusting relationships.
Successful candidates will work across their designated areas, with the following key outcomes:
Charity Engagement: It is your role to ensure that your face to face interactions with charities are conducted timely and professionally. You will research and recruit suitable charities for the programme. You will then arrange and conduct visits with interested charities to sign them up and engage them in the programme, developing relationships and increasing their understanding of the overall FareShare brand.
Store Engagement: Project Coordinator Executives may attend store launches and events, engage with store staff and offer any further support that may be needed following liaison with your Regional Officer.
Food Safety: You will ensure that our exceptional standards of food compliance are adhered to by performing routine audits of kitchen and food handling facilities.
Have a valid driver's licence for the UK and access to your own car (not required in London).
Have strong relationship building skills.
Can self-manage your own performance and work load.
Be organised, with a proven track record of achieving quality results or supporting others to help them deliver theirs.
Be a strong communicator who is able to engage with a variety of audiences.
Have a proven ability to create links across teams to share best practices.
Have strong IT skill and a knowledge of Microsoft Office
Be flexible about your working arrangements as the role may involve high levels of travel to other areas of the UK.
To apply please send a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position.
Final application closing date: Tuesday 10th January 2017 (early applications are strongly encouraged)
Interviews: Friday 13th and Monday 16th January 2017
Please note that Harris Hillare working as the sole agency, all enquiries are to be directed to the recruiter.