• Depot Manager and
    Volunteer Co-ordinator

    The Felix Project

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Welcome from hilary croft, chief executive

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for showing an interest in these positions at The Felix Project.  This is an exciting time for us.  We have grown incredibly over the past 18 months and opened our second depot in Enfield this November.  We currently deliver approximately 2 tonnes of surplus food each day and estimate that this will provide enough for 1 million meals for those in need across London!  You may have also seen us in the Evening Standard or Independent in the past few weeks?  They are supporting us over Christmas to raise funds to set up a new programme supporting disadvantaged school children.

With all these new developments we need to expand our team to help us grow and work alongside our amazing and dedicated volunteers.  The roles of Volunteer Co-ordinator and Depot Managers will make a vital contribution in helping us realise our ambitions. Our Volunteer Co-ordinator will operate as the ‘champion’ for volunteering,  helping us to develop & embed best practice approaches to recruiting and retaining volunteers and as importantly recognise their invaluable contribution. Our Depot Managers will be responsible for the efficient and effective running of our two depots and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to achieve the highest operating standards, as well as with our food suppliers and charities to ensure we have sufficient stock and are distributing to those that need it.

Thanks again for taking the time to apply and all the best with your application. 

With best wishes,

Hilary Croft,
Chief Executive

ABOUT The Felix Project


The Felix Project is a charity that works with food suppliers and charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. We collect food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers – food that is fresh and nutritious, but cannot be sold for various reasons. We then deliver that food free of charge to a range of charities across London who provide meals, snacks or food parcels for their clients, who include the elderly, the homeless, those with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and families and children. Put simply we're saving food and changing lives. 

Our Impact 

More than 10 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK each year. At the same time food poverty is a huge and growing problem with 1 in 10 children in the UK living with parents who struggle to put food on the table. This means an estimated 870,000 children in England go to bed hungry because their parents are unable to provide the meals they need. 

The Felix Project provides a free door-to-door service to collect surplus food from suppliers, and deliver it to charities. We provide over 1 million meals a year, and our operation is growing rapidly. From a standing start in 2016, we currently work with over 120 charities and 90 suppliers helping disadvantaged adults and children get access to high quality food. 

We are currently  the Evening Standard's Help feed London's hungry children, Christmas Appeal charity partner. The Felix Project was the subject of the Evening Standard's special investigation into food waste and food poverty last year.  The  money raised through this appeal will enable us to deliver a scheme to ensure children don't go hungry and this will be rolled out across 120 schools across the capital over the next two years.  We estimate this will enable us to reach 50,000 children and their families. 

Our volunteers and staff

Operating out of two depots in Enfield and Park Royal, London our dedicated staff and volunteers ensure our operation is running efficiently and effectively, enabling us to  receive and sort food and then distribute it to those that need it. 

As well as a team of committed staff we have over 200 volunteers who play a key part in ensuring our operation runs as effectively as possible. Without our volunteers we could not do what we do and roles range from driving our vans on our regular delivery and collection run, loading and unloading produce and sorting food at our depots. 

Our Goals:

 - Reduce Food Poverty
 - Reduce Food Waste
 - Support Local Charities and Communities

For more information please view the following links:

Help feed London's hungry children: Our Christmas appeal

about the roles

Depot Manager
Up to £35K dependent on experience
Enfield or Park Royal, London 

The Felix Project is a London charity working with food suppliers and charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. Collecting food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers – food that is fresh and nutritious but cannot be sold for various reasons, we deliver this food free of charge to charities which provide meals or food parcels to their clients, many of whom are extremely vulnerable and living at the margins of society. Our business model is very lean, with every £1 donated delivering £5 of good food to people in need.  We simply want to see good food go to good causes.

Each week, the fresh food we redistribute provides wholesome hot meals for over 9,000 Londoners including the elderly, the homeless, people with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and vulnerable families and children. Our impact is profound and much needed, and we are currently The Evening Standard’s Christmas Appeal partner charity.

As we look to expand and develop we are looking for two Depot Manager’s who will oversee operations within each of our two depots in Enfield and Park Royal. You will be the main contact for local suppliers, charities, volunteers and staff, and ensure the operation is run effectively and efficiently. Reporting into the Chief Executive you will be results and performance focused, looking to ensure we continually improve and optimise the effectiveness of our operations, be able to juggle multiple tasks and be hands on when required.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in supply chain management, distribution, retail, food sectors or a relevant charity environment and will have a strong track record in running an effective depot operation. Collaborative and flexible in your approach you will understand what good looks like and bring your understanding of best practice to inform and develop our approach. Organised and results focused you will also bring the necessary understanding/experience to ensure we are on top of compliance in relation to our operation.

For an informal conversation regarding this role please contact Philippa Fabry, our recruitment specialist at Peridot Partners on 07772 902 071 or philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Up to £35K dependent on experience
Enfield or Park Royal, London 

The Felix Project is a London charity working with food suppliers and charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. Collecting food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers – food that is fresh and nutritious but cannot be sold for various reasons, we deliver this food free of charge to charities which provide meals or food parcels to their clients, many of whom are extremely vulnerable and living at the margins of society. Our business model is very lean, with every £1 donated delivering £5 of good food to people in need.  We simply want to see good food go to good causes.

Each week, the fresh food we redistribute provides wholesome hot meals for over 9,000 Londoners including the elderly, the homeless, people with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and vulnerable families and children. Our impact is profound and much needed, and we are currently The Evening Standard’s Christmas Appeal partner charity.

The Felix Project depends on a large volume of volunteers to ensure that the operation delivers the charity’s objectives and as we grow, recruiting and retaining volunteers will be critical to our success.  We recognise we couldn’t do what we do without the contribution of our 200+ volunteers and as a result we are now looking for an experienced Volunteer Co-ordinator to lead our work in this area and ensure we are the ‘go to place’ for volunteering.  

This is a critical role and one that will play a key part in realising our ambitious expansion plans. We are looking for an individual with a strong track record in volunteer management and preferably has experience in a growing operation. Operating as the champion for volunteering you will bring best practice approaches in recruiting, inducting and retaining volunteers and an approach that ensures volunteers and staff work harmoniously to achieve our goals. An understanding of current policy relating to volunteering is important as is strong numeracy and reporting skills.

For an informal conversation regarding this role please contact Philippa Fabry, our recruitment specialist at Peridot Partners on 07772 902 071 or philippa@peridotpartners.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th January 2018

 

 

 

 

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