London Regional Manager (managing volunteer teams)

Vauxhall, UK
11 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About FoodCycle

FoodCycle is an award winning national charity delivering volunteer powered community Projects across England. We build communities in our Projects by combining surplus food, volunteers and spare kitchen space to create nutritious, three-course meals for the community. We currently have 37 Projects and open our doors every week to 1500 people. As Regional Manager, you will be an integral in supporting thirteen existing Projects where we have the most incredible teams of volunteers.

About the role
  • Position Title: London Regional Manager
  • Reports to: Head of Programmes
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week - flexible working week
  • Pay: £27,000 - £32,000 pa
  • Line management responsibility: Project Support Officer
  • Location: London Head office, Local Projects and home based occasionally

Position Summary

As Regional Manager you will represent, manage and co-ordinate FoodCycle for your allocated regional Projects. Our Projects are spaces where volunteers are empowered to run their own community meals using surplus food. You will manage local relationships with supermarkets, volunteer recruitment channels and venues to enable this to happen. You will continually be looking to increase our impact by working towards targets of increased meals served to our guests, expanding our existing Projects and setting up new ones within London. An excellent communicator, you will manage the volunteers at each Project ensuring they are trained, supported and on-message with FoodCycle strategy, ensuring that volunteers are confident enough to self-organise and make a success of their Projects.

Roles and Responsibilities
  1. Volunteer management and recruitment - directly manage and support allocated regional FoodCycle Projects
  2. Expansion and setting up of new Projects within the region
  3. Monitoring and evaluation - with the Head of Programmes, ensure impact and outputs monitoring takes place across the programme
  4. Training - support the Projects team to develop training and resources for Projects (online and offline) and provide training at our Volunteer Conference in October.
  5. Communications - manage volunteer communications within your region, including monthly content for newsletters, updating the website, social media and other channels. Be an advocate for FoodCycle at external meetings
  6. Supermarkets and Independent store relationships - Develop supermarket and local store relationships at a community level.
  7. Venues - liaise and form relationships with venues to enable them to further support our work and keep costs and disruption to a minimum
  8. Management of Project Support Officer - ensuring all administration around volunteer recruitment is carried out effectively.
  9. Support the rest of the Projects team with ad hoc duties aligned with Food Cycle objectives

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