Newcastle West End Foodbank is recruiting for an ‘Organiser and Local Mobilisation Officer’ and we welcome applications from experienced, competent, and compassionate people to join our team.
Our charity was established in 2013 and in the intervening years has provided services to a growing number of people affected by food insecurity and poverty. The Foodbank is embarking on its next phase of development and wishes to recruit an ‘Organiser and Local Mobilisation Officer’. Building and leading a volunteer team to develop and deliver local influencing strategies and oversee campaigns for change are essential features of this role.
You will be the link between our Foodbank and the Organising and Local Mobilisation team at Trussell Trust, as we jointly build a movement to end the need for people to use foodbanks. This role will influence change and is a challenging results-based role that requires vision, drive, and a commitment to meaningful change in; policy, practices, attitudes, behaviours, and social perceptions of how poverty affects the lives of vulnerable people. The role will involve stakeholder engagement, organising campaigns and hosting events to deliver the charity’s vision.
Newcastle is home to a diverse range of communities and many often experience multiple deprivation and the scale of the challenge is significant. In the 12 months to 31st March 2021 the Foodbank issued over 19,000 food parcels, an average of 1,600 parcels each month. Approximately 53,000 people were beneficiaries of this food, which included 21,550 children living in families affected by poverty. This is a 62 per cent increase on the previous year, which is partially a consequence of the economic fallout from the pandemic on more vulnerable people from across the city who struggle to make ends meet.
Newcastle West End Foodbank is a Community Interest Organisation, registered charity, and a member of the Trussell Trust network. We are a small but influential charity and want to recruit an Organiser and Local Mobilisation Officer to undertake dialogue and engagement with stakeholders on poverty related issues. Individuals with expertise and relevant lived experience of the city’s diversity, cultures, social challenges, and welfare issues will view this role as an opportunity to change things for the better. We welcome applications for the post from all sections of the community and value diversity and equality.
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Hours: 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday (Full-time 3-year fixed term post)
Salary: £26,000 per annum
The successful candidate will complete a 6-month probationary period and may be required to take a DBS check.
How to Apply
You will find the full job description and person specification here.
Interviews will be held face to face (subject to covid regulations) on Tuesday 1st February 2022 at Bede Hall, West Road, Newcastle.
Thank you for your interest in this role. We very much look forward to receiving your application. If you have any queries regarding the process or the role, please contact Angela Goodfellow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post is funded by grant aid from Trussell Trust who will be carrying out formal training for the role w/c 28th February, therefore you must be available during that week.
The recruitment for this post is being managed by VONNE as part of its Enhanced Recruitment Service.