Food Poverty Development Officer

  • Job Reference: 00036888-1
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2020
  • Employer: The Bridge
  • Website: https://www.thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk/
  • Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £23.00 to £369
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Education, Healthcare & Medical, Charity, Social care, Voluntary work
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Duration: Fixed Term Until 31st March 2021

Job Description

Why work for The Bridge? There are a hundred reasons.

Maybe you’ve known someone suffer without help, or perhaps you’re tired of seeing the same news stories about homelessness? Join us and you can help change lives.

Everyone at The Bridge has heaps of energy and positivity, and we are lucky to say we start every day knowing we can make a difference to local people.

We are a small charity, but we’re also a close-knit family that’s organised, focussed and driven.

There are loads of great benefits to working for The Bridge, such as the extra holiday days or the flexible working. However, these benefits are not why you join in the first place... Or why you stay. From day one, you’ll receive all the training you need. Here, helping you develop your career and skills is a top priority. We value you, partly because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it really helps you achieve what you came to The Bridge for: changing other people’s lives for the better.

In your role as Food Poverty Development Officer, no day will be the same. You will support the work of a central food hub, as well as a small number of satellite locations. You will work closely with partner agencies, such as local food banks. As a Development Officer, you will provide a strong lead for this work, building upon successes. You will further develop the project to meet the current needs of food provision for individuals and families experiencing food poverty across Charnwood. You will work to empower others, including developing resources for the underlying causes of food poverty to be addressed. You will work closely with advice and support services. You will use your communication skills continuously, as you attend meetings, provide presentations, network with both existing and new colleagues and provide evaluation data and reports. You will be an advocate for the Charnwood Food Poverty Group. https://www.charnwood-fpg.org.uk/

As a valued employee, you will receive day to day support during your time at The Bridge and alongside this you will have regular supervisions with your line manager.

If you have any questions about the process or wish to have an informal chat about the role please call 01509 260500 and ask to speak to Clare Fillingham – Customer Services and Quality Manager.