Closing date extended for applications for team leader for Stow centre

12th March 2024

North Cotswold Foodbank is seeking a volunteer to lead our team at our centre in Stow-on-the-Wold. If you are interested in this opportunity, please read the job description and person specification below, complete our application form and send it to [email protected] by Monday 25 March.


Where: Baptist Church, Sheep St, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1AA

When: Wednesday morning, 9.30 to 12.15pm (alternate weeks)

Time commitment: 3-4 hours every other week

Main contact: Kevin Carden, NCFB Manager 07879375562

Overview of the role:

This role involves contributing to the smooth running of the food bank centre, supporting volunteers, coordinating activities and being the main point of contact for and queries for the duration of the session.

Key tasks

● Supervise and motivate a team of volunteers

● Support the recruitment and induction of new volunteers as required

● Organise volunteer rota

● Oversee and delegate tasks to ensure the smooth running of the food bank centre

● Manage locally held stock for foodbank parcels

● Uphold safeguarding, health and safety and hygiene policies, reporting any concerns to your Main Contact

● Ensure food bank policies and procedures are followed

● Create a welcoming, caring and friendly atmosphere for volunteers and people coming to the centre

● Lead a volunteer debrief at the end of each session

● Carry out and record training as set out in the NCFB training schedule

● Maintain risk assessments

● Attend team leader meetings as required

● Regularly report to your Main Contact / Food bank Project Manager

● Work alongside foodbank staff and other volunteers to maintain and develop local contacts

About you

● Strong team player

● Excellent communication skills

● Empathetic

● Organised and self-motivated

● Strong leadership skills

Benefits of volunteering

● Using your existing skills to make a difference

● Meet new people who share your passion to eradicate poverty in the community

● Make a real difference to the running of your food bank

Impact of your role

● Helping to ensure a dignified experience to anyone visiting a food bank centre

● Helping to ensure volunteers are supported and valued

● Contributing to the smooth running of your food bank centre


You will be given all the required training and support before starting your role.

You will have a main contact throughout your time volunteering.

How to apply

For more information and an informal chat please contact Kevin Carden on 07879 375562 To apply, please download and complete our application form and send it to : [email protected]

Closing date for applications Monday 25 March 2024.

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