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Team Leader - Retail/ Social Supermarket

St Giles Trust
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Part-time - 25 hours per week

Fixed Term contract for 1 year

Based in Camberwell, London SE5 but will be required to travel to other pantries across London.

Ref: PTL-223

Your natural customer service approach and experience in retail, hospitality or catering make you a great fit for this Team Leader role within St Giles. Our London network of Pantries provides a positive way of supporting those on low incomes, tackling poor diet and overcoming health inequalities through the provision of surplus food stock. We now need someone who is self-motivated, empathetic, highly organised and has the ability to lead, motivate, train and support volunteers.

We're seeking an individual with a proven record of working independently with minimum supervision and with a diverse range of people in an inclusive and proactive way. Join our team and you'll manage and oversee the running of the Camberwell Pantry and support our London network.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

About this vital role

The St Giles Pantry provides a positive way of supporting those on low incomes, tackling poor diet and overcoming health inequalities, through the provision of surplus food stock being sold at heavily subsided prices. To help us achieve this, our successful candidate will manage, support and develop a team of pantry coordinators, peer advisors and volunteers across all London pantries, as well as creating and maintaining professional relationships with local agencies to provide referral pathways into the project.

You will also work alongside caseworkers, peer advisors and other professional agencies to ensure support plans are in place and correctly recorded and that all pantries have a welcoming and dignified environment for customers, volunteers, and staff at all times. We will count on you to build and maintain relationships with local businesses and community who may wish to be actively involved within the Pantry, and to raise awareness of the Pantry amongst the local community.

What we are looking for

Previous experience of working within a retail and / or customer-facing role
Have an awareness of food preparation with the ability to advise others on how to cook on a budget
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and Mentoring Level 3 qualification (or be willing to work towards this)
Full UK driving licence
The ability to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by our client group
Experience of using and developing monitoring systems to record all aspects of the project

Excellent IT and communication skills, both verbal and written
A flexible, professional, proactive and collaborative approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 3rd July. Interviews: Monday 11th July 2022.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the apply button.
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