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RecruitinG

PT Delivery Superviser

THE ORGANISATION:

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 

  • Improving wellbeing within the community

  • Creating meaningful volunteering opportunities

​THE PROJECT:

Our Community Larder is currently based out of a cabin at Lochhead Gardens with over 300 member households / c800 individuals. The objective is to redistribute food and other basic household items which would otherwise be going into landfill, reducing unnecessary waste and production. We are also reducing food insecurity within our community. We are moving through a time of significant development and our vision is that the site will become a social space, where community members will meet and events and activities will take place.  We operate the project along the guidelines for Dignified Food Provision.

THE ROLE:

This role is offered on a PAYE, part-time contract basis, and will average at 7 hours per week for the first contract term. This could vary and be increased on school holidays and ad-hoc to cover internal holidays and sickness. The role is offered for 10 weeks initially, but it is likely to be extended for the right candidate.

 

The working pattern will vary, and cover daytime and evening shifts:

  • Tuesday 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm (weekly)

  • Wednesday 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm (three times every four weeks)

  • Thursday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (fortnightly)

  • Friday 8.30 pm - 10.30 pm (three times every four weeks)

You may be asked to work ad-hoc to support events and fundraising activities from time-to-time outwith these days, when appropriate. 

​SALARY:

The salary offered is £25012 (PAYE) FTE / £13ph. Self-employed candidates can be considered for the role at equivalent pay rates.

DUTIES:

The Delivery Supervisor is required to oversee the larger deliveries at the Larder. These deliveries include our Fareshare delivery on a Tuesday afternoon, several smaller deliveries which arrive together on a Thursday morning, and two night time deliveries on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

The role of the Supervisor will be to lead the Volunteer Team in bringing the food in and processing it in line with Food Safety regulations. 

This will require setting up the premises, putting up gazebos in poor weather, setting out tables, ensuring the site is clean and ready for food arriving. It also involves preparing labels and ensuring that the Team are briefed on their individual roles and understand their responsibilities. The role will require a good deal of lifting as food will usually arrive in crates or heavy bags. Food is all weighed before it is sorted.

At the Larder we receive chilled and frozen food as well as fresh fruit and veg and non perishable food. Food Hygiene for each category is specific. 

The Supervisor will be required to keep the premises clean and organised ready for the next shift to open, and communicate all relevant information with other Staff and Volunteers.

 

​REQUIREMENTS:

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of working within a food business

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to develop relationships internally and externally

  • Strong leadership skills

  • An understanding of the principles of dignified food provision

  • The ability to remain calm while working under pressure or with urgency

  • A knowledge of climate issues 

  • An enthusiasm for reducing carbon emissions and food waste

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

 

Desirable Experience:

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

  • Dignified Food Training 

  • Previous experience of a supervisory role

  • Previous experience of charitable volunteering 

  • Own transport and clean driving license

Please apply by forwarding your CV to communitylarder@myleapproject.org together with a cover letter explaininng why you are applying for the role.

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