Feeding Britain is looking for a capable and dedicated person to add to our team. If you think you would be suited for the Operations Manager position, please take a look at the full job description attached to this post. We look forward to your applications! 

Location: 55 Tufton St, London UK, with some UK travel

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)

Wage: £28,000 to £32,000 dependent on experience

Contract: Fixed term contract (12 months)

Start Date: Mid-January 2019 (Negotiable)

Annual leave: 25 days per year

Closing date: 11 January 2019

About Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain is a charity which seeks to prevent and relieve hunger in the United Kingdom. It was established by a cross-party group of MPs and Peers to implement the main recommendations from their report on hunger in the United Kingdom.

The report, Feeding Britain: A strategy for zero hunger in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, was published in December 2014 at the conclusion of an eight month inquiry, which was co-chaired by Frank Field MP and the Bishop of Truro. The MPs and Peers published a follow-up report, A route map to ending hunger as we know it in the United Kingdom, in December 2015. Each of the reports can be found at www.feedingbritain.org.

Feeding Britain’s Trustees are The Rt Hon Frank Field MP (Chair), Heidi Allen MP, Andrew Bowie MP, Baroness Boycott, Andrew Forsey, Baroness Jenkin, Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Laura Mason, and The Rt Revd Tim Thornton.

The anti-hunger strategy being pursued by Feeding Britain is twofold:

  • first, to set in hand practical action that will prevent and relieve hunger in a network of towns and cities across the United Kingdom; and
  • second, to secure a series of key reforms at both national and local levels to reduce the nation’s vulnerability to hunger.

Background to the post

Feeding Britain is seeking to recruit an Operations Manager who is eager to play a key role in the development, implementation, and extension of the charity’s work to prevent and relieve hunger.

The Operations Manager will support each of the local anti-hunger coalitions that has been set up by Feeding Britain, both to undertake co-ordinated action and to provide evidence on those forces that are shaping the extent and severity of poverty in our country. These coalitions consist of local charities, churches, and community projects, as well as local authorities, businesses and other organisations who share Feeding Britain’s objective of protecting people from chronic poverty and destitution.

Feeding Britain’s support for each local anti-hunger coalition takes the form of helping to identify, co-ordinate and fund activities that are proven to raise the living standards of people on low incomes, both through the direct provision of meals with dignity, as well as through changes in policy at both the national and local level. All of Feeding Britain’s campaigns, such as our successful effort to gain support from the Government towards a national programme of meals and activities for children during school holidays, are shaped by the information gleaned from local anti-hunger coalitions.

Feeding Britain is currently focused on strengthening the connections within and between each local anti-hunger coalition, by encouraging each partner organisation to create, share and replicate examples of best practice and support their peers across the country. This is achieved through the development and sharing of practical tools and guidance, as well as the organisation of meetings and exchange visits to bring the coalitions together on a regular basis.

Concurrently, Feeding Britain is seeking major gains on key issues to address the underlying causes of hunger, partly by working closely with politicians and officials on constructive, practical policy solutions that are shaped by the knowledge that is built up from our national network.

As well as offering direct support to each local anti-hunger coalition, the Operations Manager will collect, document, and share information and examples of best practice across the network, and regularly communicate the impact of Feeding Britain’s work. 

The Operations Manager will report to Feeding Britain’s Chief Executive Officer.

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