Posted: Thursday - October 29, 2020 12:38 pm     
Reporting to: Volunteer & Employability Manager
Location: FareShare Midlands (Birmingham)
Hours: Part time, 16 hours per week
Salary: £18,135 FTE (£7,738 pro rata )
Base: Metro Triangle, Mount Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5QT. Some travel may be required to other FareShare Midlands depots.
 
About FareShare Midlands
FareShare Midlands is a local charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. We source food that is surplus to requirements- from retailers and manufactures. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to local charities and community groups who provide meals and food parcel to vulnerable people. (Including individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, school breakfast clubs, community centres and those recovering from addictions).
FareShare Midlands’ Vision
 
Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.
 
Our Values:
Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead
Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen
Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries
Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger Fighting hunger, tackling food waste
 
Summary of Role
Purpose
This role will work closely with the Volunteer & Employability Managers to coordinate and administrate the daily running of our volunteer programme. You will be responsible for the timely collection, processing and updating of all volunteer data for the volunteer teams in your area.
 
You will also ensure that compliance data such as food hygiene certificates, driving licence checks etc. are completed and recorded within expected timeframes.
 
The role will involve working closely with the operations teams to ensure that volunteer inductions are completed and site rotas are maintained.
 
Job responsibilities
  1. Volunteer Administration
  • Ensure that all new applications are responded to and processed in a timely and professional manor
  • Ensure that all induction paper work is completed and recorded prior the volunteer starting
  • Carry out on site inductions for new volunteers
  • Ensure that all volunteer records including contact details are maintained and up to date
  1. Volunteer Compliance and Training
  • Take appropriate volunteer references within agreed timescales
  • Administrate and monitor food hygiene online training for all volunteers
  • Ensure that drivers licence checks are completed and recorded
  • Support volunteers to get the most out of the training that is available to them
  • Coordinate other compliance and training programmes as required
  1. Volunteer Systems management
  • Ensure that the National Volunteer Management System is up to date at all times
  • Ensure that reporting data for FareShare UK is available as required
  • Maintain the active volunteer list for each depot in your area
  1. Operational support
  • Support the development and maintenance of depot volunteer rotas
  • Liaise with volunteers for the operational team as required
  • Support volunteer activities and events
Person Specification
Essential Experience, Skills and Qualities
  • Able to establish and maintain systems and accurate recording of data
  • Experience of working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with good team-working skills
  • Good time management with ability to manage workloads to meet deadlines
  • IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities and inclusivity
  • To subscribe to the ethos, vision and mission of FareShare Midlands
Desirable
  • Experience of supporting volunteers
  • Experience of supporting adults with additional support needs
  • Experience of using volunteer management systems  
  • An understanding of Food Safety and Health and Safety legislation
  • Full clean driving licence and have access to a vehicle so that travel between depots as needed
Application Process
Please forward your CV and a covering letter setting out why you consider yourself suitable for the role to richard.farrell@faresharemidlands.org.uk  
 
Closing Date is midnight, 9 November 2020
Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday 17 November 2020
Further information about who we are and what we do can be found on our website at https://faresharemidlands.org.uk/
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Posted: Thursday - October 29, 2020 12:38 pm     
Reporting to: Volunteer & Employability Manager
Location: FareShare Midlands (Birmingham)
Hours: Part time, 16 hours per week
Salary: £18,135 FTE (£7,738 pro rata )
Base: Metro Triangle, Mount Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5QT. Some travel may be required to other FareShare Midlands depots.
 
About FareShare Midlands
FareShare Midlands is a local charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. We source food that is surplus to requirements- from retailers and manufactures. We rely on an army of volunteers to help redistribute this food to local charities and community groups who provide meals and food parcel to vulnerable people. (Including individuals who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated, school breakfast clubs, community centres and those recovering from addictions).
FareShare Midlands’ Vision
 
Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.
 
Our Values:
Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead
Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen
Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries
Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger Fighting hunger, tackling food waste
 
Summary of Role
Purpose
This role will work closely with the Volunteer & Employability Managers to coordinate and administrate the daily running of our volunteer programme. You will be responsible for the timely collection, processing and updating of all volunteer data for the volunteer teams in your area.
 
You will also ensure that compliance data such as food hygiene certificates, driving licence checks etc. are completed and recorded within expected timeframes.
 
The role will involve working closely with the operations teams to ensure that volunteer inductions are completed and site rotas are maintained.
 
Job responsibilities
  1. Volunteer Administration
  • Ensure that all new applications are responded to and processed in a timely and professional manor
  • Ensure that all induction paper work is completed and recorded prior the volunteer starting
  • Carry out on site inductions for new volunteers
  • Ensure that all volunteer records including contact details are maintained and up to date
  1. Volunteer Compliance and Training
  • Take appropriate volunteer references within agreed timescales
  • Administrate and monitor food hygiene online training for all volunteers
  • Ensure that drivers licence checks are completed and recorded
  • Support volunteers to get the most out of the training that is available to them
  • Coordinate other compliance and training programmes as required
  1. Volunteer Systems management
  • Ensure that the National Volunteer Management System is up to date at all times
  • Ensure that reporting data for FareShare UK is available as required
  • Maintain the active volunteer list for each depot in your area
  1. Operational support
  • Support the development and maintenance of depot volunteer rotas
  • Liaise with volunteers for the operational team as required
  • Support volunteer activities and events
Person Specification
Essential Experience, Skills and Qualities
  • Able to establish and maintain systems and accurate recording of data
  • Experience of working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal with people at all levels
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with good team-working skills
  • Good time management with ability to manage workloads to meet deadlines
  • IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities and inclusivity
  • To subscribe to the ethos, vision and mission of FareShare Midlands
Desirable
  • Experience of supporting volunteers
  • Experience of supporting adults with additional support needs
  • Experience of using volunteer management systems  
  • An understanding of Food Safety and Health and Safety legislation
  • Full clean driving licence and have access to a vehicle so that travel between depots as needed
Application Process
Please forward your CV and a covering letter setting out why you consider yourself suitable for the role to richard.farrell@faresharemidlands.org.uk  
 
Closing Date is midnight, 9 November 2020
Interviews will be held virtually on Tuesday 17 November 2020
Further information about who we are and what we do can be found on our website at https://faresharemidlands.org.uk/

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