St Giles Trust
Coventry, West Midlands (On-site)
£19,847-£26,852 p/a pro rata + excellent benefits
Contract, Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2023, Part-time
Job description

£19,847-£26,852 p/a pro rata + excellent benefits (Successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale. A higher salary will only be considered for exceptional candidates with strong evidence of relevant experience.)

Part-time (14 hours pw)

Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2023



Ref: PSM-221


Are you a self-motivated and empathetic individual with the ability to work independently with minimum

supervision and with a diverse range of people in an inclusive and proactive way? Do you have previous

experience of working with and supporting people facing disadvantage?


If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Support Worker to work at our Pantry, a pioneering setting that provides a positive way of supporting those on low incomes across the City to tackle food poverty, poor diet, overcome health inequalities and linking in clients to other support services. We achieve this by supporting families on low-incomes, through a membership scheme to purchase surplus food at heavily subsidised prices.


About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. 


About this exciting opportunity

This vital role will see you support the Pantry Co-ordinator with the day-to-day running of the Pantry and with establishing and maintaining good relationships with partner organisations to aid the recruitment of new Peer Advisors and to support the smooth running of the project.  You will also work with members to produce individual action plans that support progression towards a better future and to identify a range of specialist support services, such as housing, debt and substance misuse services, and to support members to access them.


We will also count on you to carry out and comply with all health and safety procedures and policies, carry out daily and weekly stock checks and ordering accordingly and to assist members to choose their shopping items and to complete simple forms.  Developing monthly themed days for members to attend and to promote the service across the City are also key duties.


As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients.


What we are looking for

  • Have an awareness of food preparation with the ability to advise others on how to cook on a budget
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or be willing to work towards this
  • Mentoring Level 3 qualification (or be willing to work towards this)
  • Any other level 3 and up qualifications
  • The ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group
  • A proactive, professional and flexible approach to your work
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written


In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.


Please note St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.


For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.


Closing date: 11pm, Monday 4 July 2022. Interview date: Tuesday 12 July 2022.



Posted on: 24 June 2022
Closed date: 04 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker