Job Title: Driver and Depot Operative/s
Salary: £22,330 to £24,881 (It is Move On policy for all new candidates to start on point one of the salary scale)
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm (flexibility required)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Friday 27th May
Move On is a mentoring, employability and support charity. We work with vulnerable people of all ages, particularly young people aged 14-25. Our mission is to help our service users take their next steps to lead an independent, fulfilling life.
We also run two social enterprises – Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR), and FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland (FSGWS). MOWR is a sustainable waste wood collection service and retail business. FSGWS is a regional centre for UK-wide surplus food redistribution charity FareShare. Both are actively involved in our work supporting employability, and provide training and volunteering opportunities.
The people we support are vulnerable for many reasons. These include poor mental health, substance misuse, care experience, homelessness, and debt. Many have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse, and gained few qualifications and skills due to lack of opportunity. They often suffer from low levels of confidence and motivation as a result.
We’re committed to providing opportunities. By doing so, we offer people an equal chance to reach their full potential, and find their path.
FareShare Glasgow & The West of Scotland
FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland works to fight food poverty, while reducing waste. We send quality surplus food, which would otherwise go to landfill, to over 100 frontline charities, or Community Food Members (CFMs). Our CFMs work with the most vulnerable people in society, and include homeless shelters, refuges, pantries and community centres.
Millions of people across the UK are severely affected by food poverty. As a result of the pandemic, economic crisis, and soaring food prices, we expect this to worsen in the coming months. Every month, more than 81,000 people in need access food provided by FSGWS. In 2021, we delivered more than 3.5 million meal portions to those most at risk of going hungry.
These deliveries also saved 1500 tonnes of good-to-eat surplus food from going to waste at landfill, at an approximate value of over £5.3m. Every tonne of surplus food saved by FSGWS also saves the wastage of 1.5 million litres of water, and 1.6 tonnes of harmful CO2e emissions.
FSGWS is central to supporting our main aim at Move On; supporting those furthest removed from the world of work. FSGWS is our main source of work experience, training and volunteering opportunities. We offer a supportive environment for people to learn and develop key employability skills. As a user-led organisation, we pride ourselves in investing in this essential part of our service. We support volunteers, trainees and service users alike with careers advice, literacy and numeracy skills, and gaining qualifications. We can then guide them through the process of CV writing, job-hunting, and interview prep.
With our services more in need than ever, we’re looking to recruit a new Depot Driver & Operative for FareShare Glasgow & the West of Scotland. Based in the FSGWS depot in South Street, Glasgow, you’ll work alongside our highly motivated staff and volunteer teams.
The role is about so much more than just driving. It’s about sharing the FareShare mission that “no good food should go to waste.” Your work will make sure that quality surplus food is helping feed people in need.
As a FareShare Depot Driver and Operative, you’ll collect and deliver food to and from food partners, and CFMs across Glasgow & the West of Scotland. You’ll be the face of Fareshare, as a regular point of contact with our local food partners, as well as our diverse range of member charities. In addition, you’ll help supervise volunteers, who may join you as assistants.
You’ll be a key part of the team within the depot too, assisting with our day-to-day FSGWS operations. You’ll help us receive, sort, pick and distribute the surplus food coming through our depot, and help ensure that food and non-food orders are made and ready for distribution and/or collection.
Our drivers must be at least 25 years of age, and hold a full, clean UK driving licence. You’ll need at least a 7.5 tonne/C1 class license, and a minimum of 1 year’s experience as a safe and courteous driver. You’ll need to be physically capable, as some heavy lifting will be involved, and have good experience of working within a busy depot environment.
Most importantly, we’re looking for a team player who shares our values. Excellent communication skills are a must, as is a commitment to the Move On & FSGWS ethos of equality and diversity. Working with Move On means meeting with people from all walks of life. It’s essential that our team members can communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, building excellent working relationships with volunteers, suppliers, CFMs, and the wider FareShare network.
- 25 days annual leave and 9 bank holidays for the first 2 years of service, increasing to 28 days and 9 bank holidays after 3 years
- Option to buy additional annual leave
- Annual personal volunteering day
- Individual training allowance and commitment to CPD
- TOIL system
- The opportunity to be part of a dedicated, welcoming team
- The chance to make a difference, and help change lives
For further information about the role please contact Scott Crawford (FareShare Operational Manager) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to apply
Please download the application pack and email completed applications to email@example.com by the 27th May 2022.