Community Food Pantry Project job vacancies

31 October 2022

We’re hiring for our NEW Mobile Community Food Pantry Project:

Are you passionate about everyone being able to access affordable and nutritious food?

Halton & St Helens VCA is looking to recruit a Co-ordinator and a Driver/Pantry Assistant to continue the development of our new and exciting Mobile Community Food Pantry working alongside existing community food provision, connecting together with organisations who have a vision of people being able to access and eat good food.  Working with and often through existing community, faith and non-statutory organisations, the Mobile Community Food Pantry will develop and support mechanisms for communities to access affordable and nutritious food.

These posts will build on our work in this area carried out over the last few years, through co-ordinating and facilitating the St Helens Borough Community Food Providers Alliance with members including foodbanks, community pantries, community cafes and growers. Each of the Alliance members reach local people of all ages, and abilities including those with experience of food insecurity, and working alongside the Alliance the Mobile Community Food Pantry will help to develop local strategies and campaign for change, as together we seek to create a place where everyone can eat good food.


The Co-ordinator role will be a full time post for 36 hours per week and will include some evening and weekend work as required by the responsibilities of the role. The salary is £24,000 – £25,760 per year depending on experience.    

Driver/Pantry Assistant

The Driver/Pantry Assistant role will be a part time post for 30 hours per week and will include some evening and weekend work as required by the responsibilities of the role.  The salary: £15,774 - £17,534 per year depending on experience.  


Both roles are to ensure the smooth, effective and regular delivery of affordable food to the identified community by the St Helens Mobile Food Pantry. 

It is expected that with both roles the successful candidates will spend a significant amount of time with local community groups and organisations where the pantry will be delivered from alongside being onsite at the food depot where the supply of food will be stored.

When in the team office, our office is located at 2nd Floor Beacon Building, College Street, St Helens WA10 1TF. Home working is also considered and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel beyond the office location and when your own vehicle or public transport is used.

Both posts will benefit from induction training with Halton & St Helens VCA that will cover both internal policies and practices in addition to an introduction to the wider voluntary and community sector across St Helens. Other training to be undertaken within the first 3 months include Basic Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Risk Assessment training, and First Aid. Further training will be identified as part of the induction support as this will require site specific training in relation to operating within a busy food storage depot.  

Initial funding has been secured for 1 year through Faith New Deal Funding part of the levelling up agenda with DLUHC (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) with future funding to be secured for a minimum of 3 years.

(Please note: Self Employment, Secondment or Employment contract options considered for both posts).

Covering letter, application form and full Job Description/Person Specification attached, please ensure you read the job description and person specification before applying

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Closing Date:  Applications should be sent to by midnight on Wednesday 23rd November. 

Interviews: Interviews will take place the week beginning 28th November.