Airdrie Foodbank

Charity registered in Scotland SC015831

Airdrie Foodbank provides food packages for individuals experiencing food poverty within the Airdrie locality. The organisation operates from Calderbank Church, and relies of food donations and volunteers to support service delivery. Airdrie Foodbank is a Trussel Trust project.


Current opportunities

This role involves leading on any and all operational and health & safety issues, policies and concerns; ensuring that the Trustee board are aware and kept up to date in regards to the legal, regulatory and governance responsibilities of the charity regarding health and safety. Key Tasks. · To ensure that the Trustee board understand their legal and regulatory responsibility on matters of Health & Safety (including manual handling & fire safety, etc.) for the charity. · To ensure, along with Operational Management support, that all health and safety policies and risk assessments are in place and kept up to date with the changing internal and external environment. · To continuously keep up to date with all current health and safety legislation/regulations, to be able to reflect these changes in the food bank centres/warehouse in the relevant manner. · To be the allocated contact for health & safety as outlined on HSE poster in each centre. · Along with Operational Management support, to ensure that all relevant staff, trustees or volunteers are suitably trained and aware of the correct process to follow if any health and safety concerns arise, including the filling out of incident reports. · To regularly communicate to the rest of the trustee board via trustee meetings or any other communication any relevant information and changes as outlined above regarding Health & Safety. · To help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and beneficiaries. · To ensure the food bank has appropriate procedures to: comply with current legislation and good practice; including employment, health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding & GDPR compliance/data protection etc. · Act with reasonable care and skill, giving your time, thought and energy to your role. · To serve as an additional promoter of the food bank in the community.

This role involves leading on any safeguarding issues, policies and concerns; ensuring that the Trustee board are aware and kept up to date in regards to the legal, regulatory and governance responsibilities of the charity regarding the care of all who enter the food bank, including staff and volunteers Trustee (Safeguarding Lead) Responsibilities: · To ensure that the Trustee board understand their legal and regulatory responsibility on matters of Safeguarding for the charity. · To ensure, along with Operational Management support, that all safeguarding policies and risk assessments are in place and kept up to date with the changing internal and external environment. · To continuously keep up to date with all safeguarding legislation/regulations, to be able to reflect these changes in the food bank centres/warehouse in the relevant manner. · If not the primary or secondary safeguarding officer, ensure that all safeguarding issues are reported to yourself for the trustee board to be informed. · Along with Operational Management support, to ensure that all relevant staff, trustees or volunteers are suitably trained and aware of the correct process to follow if any safeguarding concerns arise, including how safeguarding officers raise a concern to the relevant authorities. · To regularly communicate to the rest of the trustee board via trustee meetings or any other communication any relevant information, issues and concerns as outlined above regarding Safeguarding. To help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and beneficiaries. 12 Board Meetings Per Year (7pm -9pm) and also visits to service locations as and when required.