|6 months fixed term contract
Full time (35 hours)
Midday Friday 19 August 2016
|At FareShare, we fight food poverty by tackling food waste. We operate in 20 regions in the UK, across more than 200 towns and cities, providing food to over 2,489 projects – our Community Food Members. Last year, we provided food for 18.3 million meals, helping to reach 211,656 people each week.
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About the opportunity:
Each December FareShare works with one of our key food partners to hold a nationwide food drive. For this, we recruit an army of volunteers to give their time in store, encouraging members of the public to donate store-cupboard staples such as pasta, rice and tins. We use these to supplement the fresh, in-date surplus food we receive from the food industry throughout the year to ensure the charities we support receive a reliable supply of varied food.
We are looking for someone to assist with the organisation and smooth running of our Food Drive, from preparation, to implementation as well as post-event analysis You will support the Partnerships Coordinator in recruiting a nationwide team of enthusiastic volunteers by advertising for, engaging with and managing volunteers.
You will help to coordinate this national event; liaising with our charity and food partners, responding to queries, working with our Regional Centres and Communications team and helping with the recruitment platform, database management and administration.
We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic candidate who enjoys the planning and implementation of events. We want someone who is confident sharing new ideas and can bring fresh perspective to the event. The successful candidate must enjoy a challenge and will show real dedication to both their role and FareShare’s mission. In return, we will work to ensure that you get great experience of working at a fast-paced charity on the frontline of charitable food redistribution.