Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator - 6 Month Contract

  • Job Reference: HKYAV1901/CC
  • Date Posted: 7 January 2021
  • Recruiter: FareShare UK
  • Location: Southampton
  • Salary: £18,360
  • Sector: Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 months

Job Description

Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator – 6 Month Contract
Southampton, Hampshire

Do you have experience of food distribution, warehouse operations or overseeing staff/volunteers? Want to take on an engaging role where you’ll be helping to feed vulnerable families and combat food waste? If so, read on.

About Us

We are FareShare, the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. We are a charitable distribution network that takes excess, in-date and good to eat food and redistributes it to other charities that turn it into meals.

Currently, there is an increasing demand for our services and it’s more important than ever that we get quality donated and surplus food to those in need.

We’re looking for a Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator to join us on a six month contract and support the day-to-day operations of our food warehouse in Southampton.

The Benefits

- Salary of £18,369 pro rata
- Pension
- Travelcard loans (if applicable)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Help to feed families in need and make sure that no good food goes to waste
- Support the smooth running of an established charity
- Training to gain your Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate (if needed)

This is a fantastic opportunity to do some real good with your career and deliver an amazing service that provides quality food to those most in need.

From national supermarket chains to restaurants and convenience stores, the UK is mobilising behind us to ensure that vulnerable people do not go hungry at this pivotal point in history. So far during the pandemic, we have distributed an additional 6,732 tonnes of food to the vulnerable which is the equivalent of around 16 million meals.

You’ll be on the ground, ensuring that our distribution operation for the South is as smooth as possible and meets the needs of people across the region.

The Role

As a Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator, you’ll facilitate the smooth running of our warehouse and oversee a large team of volunteers.

Working with the Warehouse Manager, you will:

- Ensure that all shifts are adequately planned, supervised and meet operational needs
- Use our food management systems to organise food distribution
- Make sure that H&S procedures are followed
- Ensure that our vans are roadworthy and legal
- Help to respond to telephone and email queries

About You

To join us as a Warehouse Shift Co-ordinator, you’ll need:

- At least one year’s experience of overseeing staff and/or volunteers, warehouse operations or food distribution
- Experience of working in a team with evidence of demonstrating a flexible approach to team working
- A track record of working on your own initiative, managing your own workload and prioritising tasks
- Proficiency in MS Office and other bespoke software packages
- A full driving licence 

A Level 2 Food Safety qualification would be beneficial, as would experience of the following: taking responsibility for health and safety issues within a food distribution and/or warehousing operation, working in a highly regulated environment, delivering training to staff or volunteers or working with people who have additional support needs.

Other organisations may call this role Warehouse Co-ordinator, Shift Supervisor, Food Distribution Supervisor, Distribution Supervisor, Volunteer Supervisor, or Warehouse Operations Co-ordinator.

The closing date for applications is the 19th January 2021.

Webrecruit and FareShare are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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Working hours: 35 hours per week