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Posted on 19th February 2024

Good Food Scotland Larder Coordinator Vacancy

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Location: Southside Larders, Various Locations
Hours: 26 hours per week
Wage: £15 an hour
Contract: Fixed term contract (12 months)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Annual leave: 25 days pro-rated
Closing date for applications: 6th March 2024
Interviews: To be confirmed

To apply: Please send a current CV and a maximum one-sided covering letter to pauline@goodfoodscotland.org detailing why you feel you are a perfect fit for this role, including examples of how your experience demonstrates you meet all the essential person specifications, as well as most of those detailed as ideal. Please indicate your last hourly/annual salary and your earliest start date should you be successful. For your application or if you have any questions email: pauline@goodfoodscotland.org

Job Description

The Larder Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day operation of two affordable food larders in Glasgow Southside. They will ensure the provision of affordable, high-quality food to local residents. Operating within the Good Food Scotland Larder Network, which is part of the Feeding Britain charity, the Coordinator will work closely with the Good Food Scotland Development Manager and the Feeding Britain team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage cash responsibilities, including cashing up, recording sales figures, and supervising cash handling.
  • Plan and monitor larder stock to provide a wide range of quality food attractively displayed.
  • Establish and maintain a diverse and sustainable food supply for the larders, utilising local retail and wholesale options, surplus, and donated stock.
  • Receive, unpack, and arrange shipments from suppliers and vendors, including shopping in stores and transporting goods to the larders.
  • Recruit and oversee volunteers for the larders, providing induction, training, and ongoing support.
  • Ensure all larder staff and volunteers feel valued, supported, and have opportunities for development.
  • Raise awareness of the Larders and develop relationships with relevant organisations and food suppliers.

Other Duties:

  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, and food hygiene regulations, maintaining records and meeting standards.
  • Maintain high cleanliness standards and adhere to opening and closing procedures.
  • Provide regular reports to the Good Food Scotland team, including sales, operational summaries, staffing, and business development ideas.
  • Uphold the ethos and values of Good Food Scotland in all operational decisions.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Commitment to the aims and objectives of the larders.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Experience in a retail setting, preferably related to food.
  • Valid driving license.
  • High standards of customer service.
  • Experience working with volunteers and vulnerable individuals.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • IT literacy and numeracy skills.

Ideal:

  • Community development or third-sector experience.
  • Awareness of local support services.
  • Experience in stock ordering and management.
  • Resilience and problem-solving skills.
  • Innovative and forward-thinking.
  • Volunteer management or supervision experience.