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Job Specification - PT Larder Superviser - 6 Month Contract




Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is a registered charity operating in Renfrewshire. With environmental aims, LEAP operates a variety of projects. This role sits within LEAP Together, an area of the organisation with the following aims:

  • Building resilience locally by improving community services and facilities, through environmentally sustainable means

  • Tackling social isolation and food insecurity locally

  • Improving wellbeing within the community

  • Creating meaningful volunteering opportunities


Our Community Larder is currently based out of a community space called Lochhead Gardens in the heart of Lochwinnoch. The objective is to redistribute food and other basic household items which would otherwise be going into landfill, reducing unnecessary waste and production. We also facilitate free community cooking classes and other events. We operate in line with dignity principles for food provision.


This role is offered on a PAYE, part-time contract basis, and will average at 20 hours per week; The role is offered for six months initially, but it is likely to be extended for the right candidate and become a long term opportunity, subject to funding. Hours of work will largely fall within school hours between 9.30 am and 3.00 pm, but there will be short shifts of week evening and weekend working on a rotational basis. This may include attending events outwith the normal pattern of hours, or covering for other members of staff from time-to-time. 

Reporting to the Service Manager, the role is based on-site at the Community Larder. The role will oversee the day-to-day operation of the Larder service, working closely with the Volunteer Team. It will involve both driving duties and physically lifting and carrying produce and putting up tables on-site.

Offering volunteering opportunities is as important as any other part of our work, and a focus of this role will be to support Volunteers in their duties and welcome Service Members.


The salary offered is £24843 (PAYE) FTE / £13.65ph. Self-employed candidates can be considered for the role at equivalent pay rates.


Duties will include the following:

  • Ensuring all Volunteers receive the support they require within the role and are aware of their responsibilities

  • Ensuring that Volunteers are made to feel valued and listened to - developing relationships within the team and offering positive feedback

  • Attending volunteer meetings as required

  • Inducting Volunteers when they join the team - showing them their duties and talking to them about the project

  • Ensuring all Volunteers have received adequate training - liaising with the Service Manager to arrange this where appropriate

  • Helping to arrange social and team building events for Volunteers

  • Administrative duties such as entering member data on to spreadsheets and updating details for parcel deliveries, making up new membership cards and lanyards for Team Members

  • Identifying additional needs of Service Members and signposting, referring or escalating appropriately

  • Being responsible for facilities on-site relating to the project and it’s assets; organising repairs and maintenance as required

  • Promoting healthy eating and sharing of recipe ideas; Encouraging the Members themselves to share recipes and pictures of food on social media

  • Assisting with organisaton of value-add projects such as community cooking classes, fundraising events and partner workshops as required

  • Day-to-day facilitation of service including:​

    • Occasionally collecting food from food partners / supermarkets

    • Ensuring necessary equipment is in-place, clean and functional

    • Processing food deliveries in line with food hygiene requirements - labeling and storing correctly

    • Managing stock and stock rotation, ensuring that all Health and Safety, and Food Hygiene Standards are adhered to at all times

    • Scheduling the making-up and delivery of food parcels locally

    • Printing paperwork and labels for chilled and frozen food as well as other operational paperwork

    • Ensuring refuse is dealt with appropriately

    • Ensuring the cleaning rota is adhered to

    • Helping to unload deliveries; lifting crates, setting up tables, moving food boxes

    • Ensuring provision of hot water, clean cups and cloths for each opening of the Larder

    • Covering for other Team Members for holiday and absence as required; Might involve scheduling volunteer rotas or other administration, or covering shifts outwith normal work pattern


Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of supervising from a previous role

  • Demonstrable experience of working within a team environment with proven ability to work autonomously, stay motivated and take responsibility

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop relationships at all levels

  • An enthusiasm for reducing carbon emissions and food waste and an understanding of climate issues

  • An understanding of food insecurity and the social factors which contribute to poverty

  • Administrative skills - the ability to use spreadsheets and share information via email and social media platforms

  • Own transport and clean driving license

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous food hygiene training or experience from within a food business

  • Previous experience of volunteering, or working within a volunteer / third sector organisation

To apply please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter, to, for the attention of Charlotte Keir. The closing date for this role is 31st January and we expect to commence interviews immediately thereafter.

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