About the job

Commitment: This is a new full-time permanent role which is available from August 1st 2022. Food Works values a healthy work life balance, which includes a 36 hour working week and a generous 34 days of leave. Our Food Hub opens 7 days a week and you will be expected to work a share of  weekend days as part of your working week. We aim to agree working schedules with consideration for everyone’s personal lives and actively work to support flexible working hours 

Salary: £25,028.64 – 26,881.92 per annum, depending on the candidate

How to apply: Send your CV and cover letter to rene@thefoodworks.org before noon 26/06/2022. We are expecting that interviews will take place in the second week of July 2022. If you would like to have a conversation about the role, or visit Food Works before you apply, please do also get in touch and we will make some time to meet you.

About Food Works

Food Works is an organisation with a purpose. We want to create a world where everyone is fed while also taking good care of our planet. We think the key to this is to inspire people to rebuild the idea of the community as a place where we respect and take care of each other. Our aim is to build Food Works in that image. 

Food Works is a volunteer led organisation with a small staff team facilitating the work of hundreds of volunteers. We embrace diversity and aim to build an inclusive  workplace where everyone can thrive and contribute to our shared mission.

Who we need in our team

To achieve our mission we need a team who actively support and embody our aims and values. That means more than just coming in to do your job. We need people who:

  • care about our mission and want to contribute to achieving it;

  • care about people, and enjoy working to empower a diverse and inclusive community;

  • Are open to creative and new ways to solve problems;

  • are collaborative, actively inviting others to contribute to their work, and generously contributing to the work of others where needed.

We’d love to hear from applicants that represent the communities we work with and welcome applications from young people, Black, Brown, Asian and Roma persons, marginalised genders, people from the Queer community and people who have a disability, impairment or learning difference. We are an employer that values lived experience at all levels of our organisation.

Specifically for this job we would also look for someone who is:

  • An energetic networker building strategic partnerships and opportunities

  • An experienced manager of people and resources.

  • Excellent  level of IT skills, in particular with G-Suite.

  • Excellent communication skills, with a key attention to detail in managing written and verbal communication.

  • A flexible and proactive team member.

  • Experience in business development is highly desirable

  • Experience in logistics, warehousing and food production are welcomed, but not essential

If you think this fits you, then we’d love to receive your application to join our team.

The purpose of this job

Food Works is building a movement for fair and sustainable food. We do this by creating inspiring food services that are both sustainable and accessible for all. Our food is sourced from business surpluses and community growing. As demand for our food is growing fast, we are looking for an energetic leader and member of our senior team  who can develop our food partnerships to help grow our work. This will have a particular focus on building business partnerships with producers, wholesalers and distributors to utilise their bulk surpluses for our mission.

Key responsibilities

Sourcing Food

  • Develop and implement a food sourcing policy that supports the organisation in the delivery of its mission

  • Build and maintain strategic relationships with food sourcing partners to maximise our access to sustainable and affordable food

  • Work with other redistribution and growing organisations to share best practice and collaborate on better and shared access to surplus nationally.

  • Manage the logistics of surplus collections and deliveries

Warehouse and farm operations

  • Oversee the daily operations in our warehouse and farm, supporting staff and volunteers who work in these areas

  • Ensure our operations in warehouse and farm sites comply with general and food safety regulations.

General exec duties

  • Collaborate within the executive team on the development of strategies and activities to further our mission and impact.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Act as a proactive member of the executive team, taking on lead roles on policy issues where relevant and appropriate

  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility for the job and actively support the aims of Food Works Sheffield