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Head of Operations
HR and Finance Administrator
Head of Employability, Volunteering and Safeguarding

Do you care about doing something worthwhile with your working day? Are you passionate about supporting people at work and beyond? At FareShare South West, you can make a real difference to the one million people in the south west who are going hungry.

It’s very rewarding and impactful to work here, the sense of social positivity and giving to the community in ways that I never thought would be possible.

Daniel

We are the region’s largest food charity. We join the dots between food waste and hunger, transforming an environmental problem into social good.

FareShare South West is a Real Living Wage employer. We believe everyone who works for us deserves a salary that meets the costs and pressures they face in their everyday lives. All employees, regardless of age, receive a minimum hourly wage of £12, higher than the government minimum for over 21s which currently stands at £11.44 per hour.

Head of Operations

Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Salary: £35,751 pa
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Terms: Permanent, 25 days Holiday pa (pro rata, exc. Bank Holidays), 5% pension contribution
Location: Bristol or Plymouth
Manage: 3X Warehouse Managers, Head of Compliance & Fleet Coordinator

Purpose of the post
The Head of Operations will oversee three warehouses in Bristol and one in Plymouth to coordinate the delivery of around 40 tonnes of surplus food each week to c400 front line organisations. The right person will combine a love of logistics, a passion for reducing food waste and leading multi-dimensional teams. In return, they will be part of an inclusive and friendly team in a small but fast-growing charity doing impactful and rewarding work.

Read the full job description and person specification

How to apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter to recruitment@faresharesouthwest.org.uk Closing Date: 9am 17th June with interviews being held on the 4th and 5th July

HR and Finance Administrator

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £23,400 per year pro rata
Hours: 15 hours per week, over 2-3 days (flexible)
Terms: Fixed Term 12 Month Contract, 25 days holiday (exc. Bank Holidays) pro rata, 5% pension contribution
Location: Bristol

Purpose of the post
This is a new role directly supporting the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team at a very exciting time in our expansion across the south west.

  • The HR and Finance Administrator will deliver administrative support to the CEO, Senior Leadership, and office-based teams
  • Finance administration support including management of petty cash and payroll support
  • HR administration support including recruitment, HR system lead and general support to the CEO
  • Office management lead for the Central Bristol office

Read the full job description and person specification

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@faresharesouthwest.org.uk Closing Date: 9am 17th June with interviews being held on the 2nd July

Head of Employability, Volunteering and Safeguarding

Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer
Salary: £31,815 – 35,488 pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week with potential for 37.5 hours as the role grows
Terms: Permanent, 25 days holiday pa (pro rata, exc. Bank Holidays), 5% pension
contribution
Location: Bristol or Plymouth
Manage: Employability Programme Leads x 2 and Volunteer Managers x 3

Purpose of the post
FareShare South West recruits over 350 volunteers from a myriad of backgrounds, who make
up 91% of our team. The volunteers help with every aspect of the operation from driving
our vans, picking orders to administrative duties. People volunteer their time for many
reasons. We have built a Volunteer and Employability Programme to support a wide
demographic of people with personal and professional support within the context of our
operation. Our aim is to formalise and strategically expand this support into specific
programmes to kitemark standard, modelled on our flagship employability programme
FareChance. This role will take a lead on all aspects of safeguarding for volunteers, staff
and beneficiaries.

Read the full job description and person specification

How to apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@faresharesouthwest.org.uk. Closing Date: 9am 17th June with interviews being held on 3rd, 4th & 5th July

About FareShare South West

FareShare South West is part of the national FareShare UK network of surplus food redistribution charities. We fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We source quality surplus food – from food retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers – and engage volunteers to redistribute that food to local charities, schools and community groups that provide meals to people facing food insecurity. Our food is a vital lifeline for children and families, people on low incomes, people who have lost their jobs, the homeless, refugees, domestic abuse survivors, the elderly, and keyworkers.

“I started as a volunteer. I like giving something back. It’s something really meaningful and purposeful.”

Georgina

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For general enquiries about working with FareShare South West, get in touch. Email info@faresharesouthwest.org.uk

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