London Regional Manager
About the role
Position Title: London Regional Manager
Reports to: Head of Programmes
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Pay: £27,000 – £32,000 pa depending on experience (including London Weighting)
Line management responsibility: Project Support Officer
Location: London Head office, Local Projects and home-based occasionally
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 37 Projects and open our doors every week to 1500 people. As Regional Manager, you will be integral in supporting thirteen existing Projects and have the opportunity to develop more in London.
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
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 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.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Volunteer management and recruitment – directly manage and support allocated regional FoodCycle Projects
- Expansion and setting up of new Projects within the region
- Monitoring and evaluation – with the Head of Programmes, ensure impact and outputs monitoring takes place across the programme
- Training – support the Projects team to develop training and resources for Projects (online and offline) and provide training at our Volunteer Conference in October.
- 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
- Supermarkets and Independent store relationships – Develop supermarket and local store relationships at a community level.
- Venues – liaise and form relationships with venues to enable them to further support our work and keep costs and disruption to a minimum
- Management of Project Support Officer – ensuring all administration around volunteer recruitment is carried out effectively.
- Support the rest of the Projects team with ad hoc duties aligned with Food Cycle objectives
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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: 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.
Where to send it: [email protected]
Deadline for your application: 5 pm on Sunday 16th June 2019
We will aim to get back to you by: Friday 21st June 2019
Interview dates: Wednesday 26th June 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.