Food bank is seeking manager
A volunteer is being sought to coordinate a lifeline service that stops people going hungry in local communities.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang Foodbank is urgently seeking a volunteer food bank manager to ensure food is efficiently collected and distributed at the charity’s three outlets.
A post that will take approximately 12 hours per week, the manager is required to work with the volunteers, including duty managers and support workers, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the food bank centres in Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Whitlawburn.
They would be required to become a member of the food bank committee, contributing to its longer term strategic goals and to represent the food bank in the communities it serves.
Arranging food drives at local supermarkets and other events to keep warehouse stocks at a functional level is another key task, as is arranging training for volunteers when required. Finally, the food bank manager will also be tasked with liaising with food bank referrers, churches, South Lanarkshire Council and other contributing parties.
Ian Robertson, secretary of the charity, said the position would suit someone of any age, providing they are an enthusiastic communicator with a commitment to food banks.
He said: “Rutherglen and Cambuslang Foodbank provided food packages for over 3,000 people last year, and there is an expectation that this number to increase. We are committed to providing help to some of the most under privileged people in our local community and are currently looking for a volunteer food bank manager to join the team.
“If you are driven to help others and are prepared to give up some of your free time then this might be the opportunity for you.”
Those interested in the post should contact Jamie Gracie by emailing info@ rutherglencambuslang.foodbank. org.uk or by phoning 07393 737 030.
The closing date for applications is June 15.