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Posted on 2nd November 2022

Vacancy: Good Food Scotland Larder Coordinator

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Our partners at Good Food Scotland are hiring a Larder Coordinator. Please see the Job Description below.

  • Location: 12 Swinton Place, G52 2EZ
  • Hours: 16 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: 13th November 2022
  • Interviews: 22nd November 2022

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 and coordinate the day-to-day running of a new affordable food larder in Cardonald, providing affordable high-quality food for local people. They will lead on receiving, unpacking and arranging shipments from suppliers and vendors as well as shopping in stores and transporting these goods to the larder. They will create and sustain a friendly, welcoming and dignified environment and offer wider support for members, including working with local services as required. The Cardonald Larder will operate within the Good Food Scotland Larder Network which is part of the Feeding Britain charity, and the Larder Coordinator will work closely with the Good Food Scotland Development Manager and the Feeding Britain team.

Main responsibilities

  • Assume cash responsibilities including cashing up for the Larder, recording sales figures and supervising cash handling.
  • Plan and monitor Larder stock, aiming to provide a wide range of quality food, attractively displayed.
  • Create and maintain a diverse, robust, and sustainable supply of food for the Larder, utilising a variety of local retail and wholesale options, as well as surplus and donated stock.
  • Receiving, unpacking and arranging shipments from suppliers and vendors as well as shopping in stores and transporting these goods to the larder.
  • Working with the Good Food Scotland Development Manager, recruit volunteers as needed for the Larder and oversee all inductions, training and ongoing retention.
  • Ensure all those working in the Larder are valued, supported and have the opportunity to develop their contribution as appropriate.
  • Work with the Good Food Scotland Development Manager to raise awareness of the Larder and develop excellent working relationships with relevant organisations and food suppliers.

Other duties

  • Ensure all the health and safety and food hygiene rules and records are scrupulously followed and recorded in all areas of the larder operations and meet the regulated standards.
  • Ensure cleaning standards are adhered to and work with the staff team to achieve high standards of cleanliness throughout
  • As principal key holder, adhere to opening and closing procedures, ensuring health and safety protocols are followed.
  • Deliver regular reports to the Good Food Scotland team, including monthly sales, operational summary, staffing and any business development ideas for discussion.
  • Ensure the ethos and values of Good Food Scotland are at the centre of all operational decisions.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of the Cardonald Larder
  • Self-motivated and ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team
  • Experience working in a retail setting, ideally related to food
  • In possession of a valid driving licence
  • Driven to achieve high standards of customer service
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Experience working with vulnerable people, including those at risk of hunger
  • Cash handling experience
  • I.T literacy skills and numeracy skills to monitor and manage stock and cash up the till.

Ideal

  • Community development experience or experience in the third sector
  • Awareness of local support services
  • Experience of stock ordering and management
  • Resilient, able to think on one’s feet to address and solve problems as they arise.
  • Innovative and forward thinking
  • Management or supervision of volunteers