- You’ll research food sources and inspire those in charge to negotiate a deal!
- We’ll ensure you know what FoodCycle does and why so you can convey this information to potential new suppliers.
- You’ll arrange all logistics of food collection including transport and volunteers.
- You’ll keep records of all food received for our Head Office national statistics.
- You’ll manage our store cupboard, keeping it well stocked (using innovative/free sources) to see us through lean supply days and boost flavour and nutrition.
- You may wish to research recipes and help build the FoodCycle cook book – recipes that use lots of potatoes, or bread, or eggs …
- You’ll schmoose our existing suppliers to ensure they don’t forget us, and collect the maximum amount of surplus for us each week.
- We hope you’ll train up to a level where you can run one cooking session a month as Head chef, or take a role as session leader to ensure our weekly cooking sessions remain sustainable.
- Do you love food?
- Are you a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and desire to have fun?
- A self-starter, capable of working alone and using initiative to reach end goal?
- Do you have the power of persuasion?
- Are you confident in telephone, email and face-to-face communication?
- Are you energetic and approachable?
- Are you confident approaching businesses, charities and the public?
- Well organised, good computer skills, and can plan effectively to cover every base?
- Able to give us 6-8 hours of your time each week, and be able to stay with us longer than 6 months (preferably a year)
- Able to attend at least one cooking session a month on a Wednesday evening?
- Free Thursday evenings for hub leader meetings in the pub?
If you’ve also got previous experience as a volunteer, experience in conducting research and/or in negotiation situations that would be great, but it’s not essential.