Charity registered in Scotland SC011052
- Good HQ
Aims & objectivesEdinburgh Cyrenians Trust was formed in 1968 by local people out of concern for the evident problem of homelessness in Scotland’s capital city. Key areas of work include: - Family & people - Home & housing - Work & skills - Community & food Projects include the Cyrenian Farm and Fareshare Edinburgh & Lothians.
- Job number
- Time of attendance
- Shift Work
- No of references
- Hours (per week)
- Not supplied
- Salary (£/hr)
- £9 per hour
The Depot Operations Assistant will be based in our warehouse in Jane Street, Leith. You will work alongside the other staff members and will have ‘hands on’ responsibility for running daily shifts. Early shifts are 07:00 to 13:30 and late shifts are 11:30-18:00.
You will be responsible for shift management which includes input into logistics, the collection and redistribution of food, sorting, quality checking and storage of food in compliance with current Food Hygiene Regulations, and the requirements of the donors. In addition you will provide support for the volunteer team.
Contribute to the on-going programme of food redistribution (FareShare).
Have some alternating responsibility with other staff members for daily operations: logistics; collections and delivery of food; quality checking; daily inventory; safe storage of food; cleaning of the depot, in accordance with food hygiene legislation and donor requirements.
Organise and supervise our volunteer team according to daily requirements.
Assist in ensuring that health and safety requirements, policies and procedures are adhered to.
Maintain appropriate records of deliveries and collections, fridge and freezer temperatures and cleaning records; assist with production of reports as required.
Contribute to the supportive environment for our volunteers through attitude and actions.
Contribute flexibility and with professionalism to the general well being of the charity and assist in promoting the work of Cyrenians.
Make a contribution to the overall work of Cyrenians in conveying a caring, professional image to all service users and stakeholders
Participate in staff meetings, training and supervision.
Be willing to be flexible to fulfil the requirements of the role. Being a charity, resources are always limited and all staff are asked to be flexible in covering for colleagues and to be resourceful in engaging the help of others.
Undertake other duties as requested by management.
Strong organisational skills, attention to details and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Ability to cope well under pressure, make decisions, show initiative and find creative solutions to problems
Good customer service skills
Experience of relating to people who have a background in homelessness and/or have issues with addiction, mental health, repeat offending etc.
Ability to work as part of a small team
Experience of a warehouse environment
Full driving licence and willingness to drive FareShare refrigerated van if required
Forklift licence or willingness to attend accredited training if required
Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate (training will be provided if not currently held)
Required - Cannot start until successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership is received