Foodbank Manager – We Are Hiring!

16th August 2022

We’re delighted to open applications for our next Foodbank Manager at Whitehawk Foodbank.

Deadline for applications is 23:59 on 4th September

Interviews will likely take place on w/c 5th September

To apply please send a CV and 1 page cover letter to [email protected]


The Role

  • Provide vision and management to the staff and volunteer team. 
  • Build and maintain external relationships with a variety of stakeholders including advice agencies, media and external affairs, other food providers and local decision makers. 
  • Lead on the development and implementation of the foodbank’s strategic direction. 
  • Provide excellent project management for the Financial Inclusion project in partnership with Citizens Advice, the Local Organising project with Trussell Trust and oversight of the Foodbank’s engagement in the Trussell Trust pathfinder programme
  • Maintain overall accountability for the successful operation of the foodbank in providing emergency food. 
  • Other areas of work including environmental responsibility and diversity, inclusion and participation. 
  • Lead the Foodbank’s relationship with the other operations of St Cuthman’s Church and the Bright City Family of Churches 


About You


  • Commitment to the vision and values of the foodbank. Passionate about ending the need for food banks. 
  • Direct  project management experience. 
  • Experience of supervising staff and/or volunteers. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience of managing relationships with external stakeholders. 
  • Embodies organisational values in their leadership style. 
  • Demonstratable understanding and experience of church engagement across different denominations.
  • As an active role within the life of St Cuthman’s Church, the successful applicant will have an active Christian faith and ethos.
  • Previous leadership experience 


  • Direct experience working in a social action or social transformation setting. 



Whitehawk Foodbank is a charity that works to provide emergency support and end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles. 

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued.  

We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm. 


Click here to access the full job pack- Whitehawk Foodbank Manager Job Pack (1)

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