London Area Manager

About the Role
Position Title: London and South East Area Manager (Maternity Cover)
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Pay: £32,000 – £35,000 pa depending on experience (including London Weighting)
Location: London Head office, Local Projects and home based occasionally
Contract: Fixed Term - One Year

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Job Description

As London and South East Area Manager you will represent, manage and co-ordinate FoodCycle for your allocated
regional Projects and partnerships (such as franchises and London food distributors Felix and City Harvest), as well as
line manage the two London Regional Managers and London Support Project Officer to ensure that London’s KPIs are
met. Your role will also work with the Head of Programmes and CEO to roll out a London wide strategy to ensure we
open Projects taking into consideration organisational aims and goals.

Our Projects are spaces where volunteers are empowered to run their own community meals using surplus food. You
will oversee 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 London. 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.

This role is a maternity cover with a good handover period form the existing post holder. The contract is for 12 months.
It is possible that responsibilities may change towards the end of the maternity cover period.

Download the London Area Manager Job Pack

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.

Where to send it: APPLY VIA THIS LINK

Deadline for your application: Monday 28th June 2021

Following your application: If you are successful you will be sent an online competency test to complete before the interview.

Interview date: Tuesday 6th July 2021

Start: Mid-August

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.


1. Volunteer management and recruitment – directly manage 4 projects and line manage project support
officer to ensure all regional FoodCycle Projects have full teams of Project leaders who are trained and
empowered to run their local projects
2. Partnership Management – develop and deepen our relationships through excellent partnerships with all
FoodCycle franchises, food suppliers in London (City Harvest and Felix) and London charity partners such as
the Food Chain/Happy Baby
3. Support, develop and manage the two London Regional Managers to fulfil potential within their allocated
projects and region including expansion.
4. Develop a London-wide strategy with a view to expanding and setting up new Projects within the region
5. Monitoring and evaluation – with the London Area Manager and Head of Programmes, ensure impact and
outputs monitoring takes place across the programme
6. Training – support the Projects team to develop and deliver training and resources for Projects (online and
offline) and provide training at our Volunteer Conference.
7. Communications – working with the Communications team to 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
8. Supermarkets and Independent store relationships – Develop store relationships at a community level.
9. Venues – liaise and form relationships with venues to enable them to further support our work and keep
costs and disruption to a minimum
10. Guest – ensure that all guest experiences are positive and continue guest outreach within the area to ensure
as many people as possible can access our meals safely
11. Policies and Procedures – ensure you are fully familiar with all of FoodCycle’s policies in procedures, and that
you encourage your volunteers and guests to be aware of policies and procedures that are relevant to them
12. Updating Salesforce – with relevant data regarding your projects including volunteers, surplus food
suppliers, venue data, weekly project reports and key relationship management data
13. Support the rest of the Projects team with ad hoc duties aligned with Food Cycle objectives

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