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Community Coordinator - Buckinghamshire and Berkshire -45129 - Benchmark Recruit, Sheffield

Community Coordinator – Buckinghamshire and Berkshire -45129

Salary Band

21k -24k

The Dream Career

Community Coordinator – Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

The Location

Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

The Salary

£21000  to  £24000 DOE

The Hours

Full time, 1-2 days working from home, 3-4 days field based

The Job Role

** Please note this is a fixed term contract until 1st March 2021**

We are working exclusively with Fareshare who work nationally to tackle food waste.

As Community Coordinator, working within Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, the successful candidate will maximise relationships and growth within local communities through the Fareshare Go programme.  The successful candidate will engage with local charities and retailers to maximise the amount of food collected.

The position will include the following duties;

Charity welcoming and engagement – Welcome visits will be carried out with new charities to on board them and gain full understanding of their requirements.  Charities needs will be analysed to ensure that the Fareshare service will meet their requirements.  The successful applicant will also gain knowledge of the retailers they work with and carry out regular visits to maximise relationships.

Community Building –  The successful candidate will build strong relationships with retailers and local charities to enable and empower more food to be redistributed.

Sustainability and Compliance –  Working closely with Regional Managers, stores will need to be identified where re-engagement is required.  This will help maximise the amount of food that is collected by local charities.  Annual food safety checks will also need to be carried out.

Retailer Engagement – This position also involves a huge amount of retailer engagement.  The successful applicant will take an active role in meeting and greeting with retailers, and ensuring regular contact is maintained.

Community Engagement –  Working very closely with regional teams to ensure the Fareshare community continues to grow.  The successful candidate will get involved with local community events and networking.

Essential requirements for this position include;

  • A proven track record of exceptional relationship building skills
  • Have strong communication skills & confident engaging with a variety of people
  • Be strong with handling difficult situations and be able to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Be able to self manage and organise own diary
  • Have strong IT skills (including MS Office)
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and access to own car

Desirable skills ;

  • Hold level 2/3 Food Safety training certificate
  • Have experience of using CRM systems. Salesforce experience will be advantageous, but not essential
  • Experience with data analysis is preferable

Please note that this is a field based role. The successful candidate will work from home 1-2 days a week and be on the road meeting with charities and retailers 3-4 days per week.  Mileage is paid.

The deadline for applications for this position is 27th February. Please email your CV to rebecca@benchmarkrecruit.co.uk

VR Number

45129

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Specialism: Commercial, Legal & Financial Childhood Ambition: to be a ballerina Biography: Rebecca moved from her rural home town of Herefordshire to the bright lights of Sheffield to study in 2007 – she loved it so much she hasn’t left since! Falling into a career in law, Rebecca decided that whilst she loved her clients drafting Wills wasn’t the feel good factor she was after – luckily Benchmark swooped in and tooled her to be a Recruitment Consultant. Rebecca has since progressed to take the role of Team Manager focusing on supporting the team and delivering a quality Benchmark experience. She is also proud Mummy of two cats Marmite and Mabel – she is described in the office as a ‘crazy cat lady’ which she wears like a badge of honour.

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