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Community Fridge Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,840 pro-rata
  • On site: Whitburn
  • Closing 16th June 2024

  • Advertised from 4th June 2024
  • 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 12 month contract with possibility of extension. £12 per hour plus optional pension (Real living wage)


About the Community Fridge

The Community Fridge project was established in early 2020 to help to address food insecurity whilst addressing the issue of food waste through businesses donating food destined for landfill on a relatively small-scale basis, We then secured a new dedicated facility which has more than tripled our initial fridge & freezer equipment and shelving. Our fridge and larder continues to be a lifeline to so many as evidenced by the continuing increase in registrations and footfall. We currently have 990 members of our community fridge with on average 150 – 200 visits per week.

Brunch Club - delivered from our Community Fridge/Larder we offer a meal delivery service to those who may have limited capability to cook healthy nutritious meals for themselves.

The Community Fridge Food waste is a big issue. The average household throws away £470 worth of food every year while others live in food poverty. Most food waste is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.

The Community Fridge provides access for everyone to nutritious, surplus food at low costs. It helps people save money and reduce waste.

Job Role

This role will co-ordinate the operation of the Community Fridge to successfully cut food waste, build stronger bonds within the community and provide people with access to nutritious food.

Application notes

To apply, please provide answers to the three questions below and send a copy of your CV (no more than two sides of A4) to A strict word count is applied to your responses, please do not exceed the limit. You will receive an email receipt of your application within 24 hours. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Sunday 16 June 2024.

*Important: please send both your CV and questions responses as PDF files only.

1. Why do you want to do this role? What is it that motivates you to apply to work at Community Fridge? (250 words max)

2. Using the essential and desirable criteria, please explain what relevant experience you have for this role and how it might benefit the Community Fridge Project. (500 words max)

3. Thinking about your own approach to work, when and how do you produce your best results and how do you work cooperatively to achieve them? (250 words max)

Notes on the application process

Your application for this role will now be reviewed – with personal details redacted to avoid unconscious bias. If you are successful we will invite you to interview on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

If you have not heard from us by Friday 21st of June, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Thank you for your interest in this post.