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Royston Food Hub Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,304 pro-rata
  • Royston
  • Closing 23rd October 2023

  • Advertised from 28th September 2023
  • 14 hours per week.
  • 25 days Annual Leave & 12 Public Holidays pro rata + 7% pension contribution to 31st August 2024.


Working hours & pattern: Hours per week to be worked flexibly and in discussion with the line manager, with occasional evening or weekend work to support events.

Location:You will work primarily within the local community. Your office base is within Royston Primary School, second floor.

Responsible to:Project Manager or Chairperson of the Board of Directors.

Responsible for:Community Cook, Community Gardener, Youth Gardener, Volunteer Coordinator, Cleaner, Driver, Sessional Staff, Volunteers

Post funding:Investing in Communities

Description of Role

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining and developing all areas of the work of the Royston Food Hub, supporting local communities and individuals through the provision of food education alongside improved access to fruit and vegetables, and opportunities to take part in growing activities.

Using community development approaches you will develop and maintain a programme of activities aimed at reducing the impacts of food poverty, improving health and wellbeing and encouraging community led responses.

You will take an active role in building partnerships and joint working with a range of organisations and groups to plan and deliver food based focused work, and you will have day to day responsibility for the running and development of services including Royston Community Pantry, community meals, healthy eating sessions, cookery classes, youth gardening and community growing.

Main Duties

Service Delivery

  • Support the development, delivery and promotion of the Royston Community Pantry, including the development of this service and its partnerships.
  • Work with the Community Cook and volunteers to plan, promote and deliver a programme of community meals, pop-ups and food based activities at the Roystonhill Community Hub (Spire View).
  • Work with the Community Gardener to develop the Germiston allotment growing site as a space to deliver growing workshops and harvest to feed into food activities such as the Pantry, community meals and cookery classes
  • Work with Sessional cooks to train and support the delivery of healthy cookery classes
  • Working with colleagues to plan and deliver a programme of events and workshops including:
    • Elementary Food Hygiene Training courses
    • Volunteer celebration days and events
    • Community events
  • Developing and sustaining effective working relationships with the Royston Strategy Group, parent councils, community groups and statutory and non-statutory organisations, identifying new opportunities for joint working.
  • Providing local leadership and coordination within the Food Hub area on activities and projects which address food poverty, hardship and destitution.
  • Support the development of the Royston Food Hub Group, a steering group of local people, with a focus on community development principles.
  • Coordinating the use of workshop space, introducing and maintaining systems to ensure it is used appropriately and safely with reference to all necessary regulations, including compliance with Health and Safety and food safety practices, the provision of risk assessments as required, and ensuring effective food handling and food hygiene standards are in place.


  • Support the NGCFI communications strategy through the use of social media and other communications such as e-newsletters, flyers, leaflets, and posters to promote our services.
  • Food dignity activities providing local people opportunities to engage in decisions such as fruit and veg available through the Barras or dishes cooked in Healthy eating classes.

Staff Support

  • Working alongside Volunteer Coordinator to develop meaningful volunteering opportunities, including skills and capacity building training supporting community members to participate in Food Hub engagement activities.
  • Supporting and Supervising staff including regular 1-2-1’s and 6 monthly appraisals


  • Establish and maintain effective planning, monitoring and evaluation processes to track the impact of attending NGCFI events and ensure funder requirements are met.
  • Attend and participate in meetings, including staff meetings, as required.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports to Line Manager, Board of Directors or subcommittees, Community and Funders on the activities being undertaken.
  • Maintain effective financial systems to comply with NGCFI financial policies and procedures and ensure activities stay within budgets, including recording income from sales and classes.


  • Undertake any other relevant duties or projects delegated by the line manager which are in line with the responsibilities of the post.

Personal Development

  • Attend local community events and network meetings events to represent NGCFI when required
  • To comply with the NGCFI Handbook and policies therein.
  • Keep up to date with good practice and legislation relevant to the role and service, including but not limited to Adult Protection, Data Protection, Confidentiality, Equalities and Health & Safety.
  • Attend training and development opportunities in line with the overall needs of the organisation and individual, in particular to meet changing needs, new technology developments, and service requirements.

Application notes

Closing date: 23 rd October

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