Foodbank Manager

Truro Foodbank
17 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Truro Foodbank is offering an exciting and challenging job opportunity to manage and lead a committed group of staff and volunteers as they seek to alleviate hunger and provide compassionate and practical help to local people in crisis. We provide over 2,200 emergency food parcels a year, representing over 30 tonnes of food donated annually by local people.

We seek a passionate, energetic and organised Foodbank Manager to continue to lead us forward to meet future challenges and provide an excellent service for the community.

The role of the Foodbank Manager is to oversee the operation of Truro Foodbank, with concern for its operational efficiency and standards in accordance with The Trussell Trust franchise model. This will include, in coordination with the Trustees, guiding the further development of the Foodbank including its resources, financial assets, reputation, partnerships and volunteer body.

The Foodbank Manager is responsible to the Trustees of Truro Foodbank, reporting directly to the Chair of Trustees

15 core hours per week plus overtime

Remuneration negotiable, reflecting the experience of the applicant and the responsibilities of the role.

Closing date: 7th May 2019

Interviews planned for week commencing 13th May 2019


References will be taken up prior to interview. We reserve the right to extend the deadline depending on the number and quality of applications

Truro Foodbank is a charity founded on Christian principles. It is part of the network of Trussell Trust foodbanks and works closely with local churches.

We work to support those in food crisis in the Truro area, of any faith or no faith, as well as being proud to have a wide range of volunteers working with us from across Truro's diverse communities.

Registered charity number 1176281


This is a permanent post. It is subject to a six month initial probationary period.

The post is part-time, for 15 core hours per week plus paid overtime to agreed limits. The post-holder should expect to work overtime at certain peak times, especially around harvest and during Advent.

Hours may be worked flexibly according to the demands of the role. They will usually but not always include Foodbank opening times which are currently:

Mondays 15:00 - 17:00 (Truro Methodist Church)

Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 (All Saints Highertown)

Thursdays 10:00 - 12:30 (Truro Methodist Church)

These times are subject to any future changes.

The Foodbank is based at All Saints Highertown. It should be noted that the Church is about to go through a redevelopment process which will temporarily affect the management of the Foodbank but will in the longer term provide better facilities.

Holidays: 60 hours per year plus public holidays.


  1. Passionate about tackling poverty, deprivation and injustice and wanting to contribute actively to helping those in need or who are marginalised.
  2. Self-motivated and energetic, with an ability to work with minimal supervision.
  3. Good organisational skills.
  4. Previous experience of leading a team, with the ability to be able to lead, motivate and train staff and volunteers.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work empathetically with a diverse range of people in an inclusive, supportive and proactive way.
  6. Confident IT skills including email, internet use, Word and Excel.
  7. A working knowledge of statutory compliance within a small organisation, including staff matters, health and safety and safeguarding.
  8. Car driver and access to own vehicle.
  9. A flexible approach to working hours, including an occasional need for evening or weekend work.

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