Warehouse Supervisor

Staffline - Huntingdon
15,500 - 17,500
18 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
My Client are a local charity fighting food poverty by tackling food waste. They source food that is surplus to requirements- from retailers and manufactures -and engage many volunteers to help redistribute this to local charities and community groups and provide meals to vulnerable people.

The depot currently operates Monday-Thursday 8-5pm, with the view to expanding the working week to match the increasing need in the area and the increased volumes they are delivering.

They receive daily deliveries from various food companies and with the help of around 10 volunteers monthly they operate daily shifts to redistribute around 20 tonnes of food each month.

Main purpose of this role

This challenging role works alongside the Warehouse Manager to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the warehouse and the highest standards of care towards volunteers and customers.

Job responsibilities

- Operations

During your work shifts, you are responsible for the smooth running of all aspects of the operations including:

- Ø To coordinate the work schedule so that volunteer cover is adequate to ensure that food deliveries (in and out) are dealt with effectively
- Ø To build and maintain good working relationships with food suppliers
- Ø To be willing to cover aspects of shifts at short notice - for example, driving a van or fork lift truck

- Team-work
- Ø To supervise around 20 individuals monthly - a diverse group ranging from regular and long-term volunteers, placements (e.g. Job Centre) to business people having just a 1-day volunteering experience - to ensure that all shift duties are covered and teams work effectively
- Ø To support the Project Manager and with the recruitment training and development of volunteers
- Ø To contribute actively as a member of the depot staff team, working collaboratively to develop and improve services and operations

- Standards
- Ø To ensure compliance with relevant Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and other standards applicable to the building, vehicles, refrigeration equipment, our staff and volunteers, carrying out risk assessments as required
- Ø To uphold and develop high quality customer care

- Administration
- Ø To ensure that food movements are accurately logged on online management systems
- Ø To assist the Warehouse Manager with depot administration, including running reports, dealing and updating volunteer records
- Ø To ensure that relevant administrative matters are dealt with in a timely way; for example, van licenses, insurance claims

Essential Experience

- Ø Experience of working in a warehousing operation, preferably in food distribution
- Ø Experience of driving a van or delivery vehicles

Skills, knowledge & abilities

- Ø Good team working skills, including both the ability to delegate and to develop people with a positive approach
- Ø IT literacy, in particular of using Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word)
- Ø Sound numeracy skills
- Ø Good organisational skills including an attention to detail, an ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
- Ø Accredited Qualifications in Fork Lift Truck Training (FTL), training provided if not

Personal attributes

- Ø A positive attitude and a motivation to collaborate with and develop others
- Ø A commitment to Equal Opportunities
- Ø A flexible work approach, including a willingness to cover alternative shift rotas
- Ø A full, clean, driving license

Desirable Experience

- Ø Experience of supporting training sessions or training updates.
- Ø Experience of working with individuals who may feel vulnerable or need support

Skills, knowledge & abilities

- Ø Qualifications in Food Hygiene, Health & Safety as it applies to food distribution (or if not it is essential that you have the commitment to training in these areas)
- Ø Sound knowledge of the Chesterfield Area
- Ø All round good health