Warehouse Assistant

Fareshare - Southern Central

Southampton

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

fareshare.org.uk/southern-central

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Here at FareShare Southern Central we turn an environmental issue into a social solution.

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of good food is wasted by the UK food industry every year. At the same time, millions of people are struggling to afford to eat. Our work addresses these two issues by redistributing food industry surplus, which would otherwise go to waste, to the people who need it most.

Warehouse Assistant

Work in the warehouse to pick, pack and stack the daily deliveries of fresh food we receive from our food partners. It’s a great work out and all you need is a sturdy pair of hands!

What will I be doing?

  • Working as part of a team to manually sort and store large deliveries of surplus food
  • Helping to assemble the daily deliveries of food for local charities and community groups
  • Making sure the food is within use by dates and handled safely

Requirements:

  • Able to perform physical tasks including lifting and loading
  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills to record quantities and types of food donated
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Happy to complete tasks independently according to instruction
  • Adaptable - managing surplus can be unpredictable so day to day tasks can vary
  • Positive, friendly, and enthusiastic about tackling food waste and food poverty

Benefits:

  • Be part of a team of likeminded people
  • Gain warehouse management skills such as a Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate and forklift training
  • Be at the forefront of stopping good food from going to waste
  • Reasonable travel expenses and a free lunch

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.