Whitburn and District Community Development Trust – Part-Time Community Fridge Co-ordinator Needed

Published: July 10, 2024


Community Fridge Co-ordinator

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

  • Position: Part-time
  • Salary: £21,840 pro-rata
  • Location: On-site in Whitburn
  • Application Deadline: 21st July 2024

Job Information

Start Date: Advertised from 28th June 2024
Working Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: 12-month contract with the possibility of extension
Hourly Rate: £12 per hour plus optional pension (Real Living Wage)

Role Overview

About the Community Fridge Project:

Established in early 2020, the Community Fridge project aims to combat food insecurity and reduce food waste. Local businesses donate food destined for landfill, which we then distribute through our facility. The project has expanded significantly, with a new dedicated facility that has tripled our initial fridge, freezer equipment, and shelving capacity.

Currently, we have 990 community members, with an average of 150-200 visits per week. Our Brunch Club provides meal deliveries to those who may struggle to cook healthy meals for themselves.

The Community Fridge’s Mission:

Food waste is a significant issue, with the average household discarding £470 worth of food annually. Our project provides access to nutritious, surplus food at low costs, helping people save money and reduce waste.

Job Role

The Community Fridge Co-ordinator will:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Community Fridge.
  • Help reduce food waste and build stronger community ties.
  • Ensure that community members have access to nutritious food.

How to Apply

To apply, please answer the three questions below and send a copy of your CV (no more than two sides of A4) to whitburncdt@yahoo.co.uk. Ensure your responses adhere to the word count limits. You will receive an email receipt of your application within 24 hours. The application deadline is 17:00 on Sunday 21st July 2024.

Important: Please send both your CV and responses as PDF files only.

  1. Motivation: Why do you want this role? What motivates you to apply to work at the Community Fridge? (250 words max)
  2. Experience: Using the essential and desirable criteria, explain your relevant experience and how it might benefit the Community Fridge Project. (500 words max)
  3. Approach to Work: Describe when and how you produce your best results and how you work cooperatively to achieve them. (250 words max)

Application Process

Your application will be reviewed with personal details redacted to prevent unconscious bias. Successful applicants will be invited to interview on Friday 26th July.

Thank you for your interest in this position.


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