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Hubs Operative / Van Driver

  • FoodCloud
  • 17th March 2020

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FoodCloud

job Description

Job Title: Hubs Operative / Van Driver

Location: Dublin

Reporting to: Hub Supervisor

Salary: Dependent upon skills and experience

Contract Period: Indefinite Period

About FoodCloud

FoodCloud (CHY21177) is a fast-growing Dublin based social enterprise with a vision for a world where no good food goes to waste. 30% of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted across the global food system. If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, after the US and China. In Ireland, we waste one million tonnes of food annually and one in eight people do not have enough to eat.

FoodCloud uses innovative technology to connect supermarkets directly to charities in their local community and currently there are over 3,500 supermarkets donating to 8,000 charities across the UK and Ireland through the FoodCloud platform. FoodCloud Hubs connects food businesses with large volumes of surplus food to charities across Ireland through three warehouses in Dublin, Galway and Cork. The equivalent of over one million meals is being rescued every month through both services.

Dublin Redistribution Hub

Our Hub in Tallaght works to serve the food industry and the charity sector in the Dublin/Leinster area. The Hub is open Monday – Friday, between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm, where we receive deliveries from various food companies including producers and retailers and redistribute this food to charities in the most efficient way possible.

About The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join and support the growth of a proven organization that has already made real community, environmental, and business impact.

The first four hours of the working day are dedicated to the completion of the daily Food Rescue Project (FRP) morning run which involves collecting donations from several stores throughout the city and delivering the stock directly to local charities. The Food Rescue Project is an outward-facing role, the candidate will often take volunteers on the run and meet store managers, staff and charity workers on a daily basis. Friendliness along with strong communication and leadership skills are essential to ensure a safe and positive experience for all involved.

On completion of the FRP run the candidate will return to the Hub where they may carry out the following duties where needed by the supervisor: assisting and mentoring volunteers in the warehouse, picking orders, booking in stock, and the day to day loading and driving of the vehicle for the distribution or collection of food and to ensure the ongoing success of the Dublin hub for FoodCloud.

Person and Skill Specifications:

Essential

Positive attitude and willingness to develop new skills.

At least 2 years experience of working in one or more of the following areas: food distribution, warehousing operation.

Experience of multi drop deliveries in the Dublin / Leinster areas.

Excellent communication and people skills

Desirable

Experience of working in a highly regulated environment.

Experience with operating a fork truck, pallet truck, and other warehouse handling equipment .

Experience in optimising route planning

Experience working in a team environment.

Willing to Train

Willing to train and operate our WMS software system

Willing to train to the required recognised Food Safety and Health and Safety qualifications

Willing to adapt and assist with the daily workload in the warehouse

Willing to work on own initiative

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Comply, on a daily basis, with issues including food hygiene, health and safety, security of the van, and the safety and wellbeing of all van staff and volunteers.

Maintain a positive relationship and good communication with food suppliers and community member recipient projects.

Review all supplier and charity collections with the Hubs Supervisor on a daily basis.

Work with the Hubs Supervisor to develop new operational and logistics procedures, and lead on the implementation of these procedures.

Assist the Hubs Supervisor with warehouse duties: booking in product (goods in and out), picking orders, stock taking, general housekeeping, and other duties per business needs.

Load vehicles and distribute products to charities on a daily basis.

Ensure that the vehicles used by the Hub are inspected, maintained, roadworthy, and legal (taxed and insured, etc.). This will include weekly cleaning of vans.

Occasional driving to the Cork and Galway Hubs as needed.

Be responsible for the Health and Safety of yourself and others around you.

Comply with all FoodCloud policies and procedures and with industry standards as required by food donors and regulators.

Comply with monitoring and regulation systems as required for the organisation’s activities and report on these regularly to the Hubs Supervisor.

Other warehouse duties including loading /unloading of vehicles

Dispatch/Checking of orders to charities collecting each afternoon.

Successful candidate must hold or be willing to gain Level 1 certification in Food Safety for Catering.

Successful candidate must hold a full, clean Irish category B driver’s license and a fork truck license.

Other duties as required per business needs.

General:

Foodcloud is a small organisation with big ambitions! You will be required to get involved in supporting all aspects in the development of the organisation, which may include ad hoc projects and events. A commitment to the values of foodcloud and knowledge of environmental/food/climate change issues.

Location: Tallaght, Dublin 24

Position: Full-time. Normal working hours 39 hours per week, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5.00 pm with a 30-minute lunch break and one early finish at 1600hrs one of the days through Monday to Friday. However, business needs may require occasional work outside of these hours, which could include evenings and weekends based on demand.

FoodCloud Hubs welcomes applicants who qualify for CSP salary funding. This role is specific to Ireland for CSP purposes.

Timeline & Process:

Please, send in a CV and cover letter (max 1 page)  explaining how you meet the requirements for this position. Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

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