Project Co-ordinator (Hull Community Shop – Expansion)

  • Full Time
  • Hull

Website Hull Community Shop

Project Co-ordinator (Hull Community Shop – Expansion)

Job Description
Title: EMS Project Co-ordinator (Hull Community Shop)
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Hours of Work: 37 hours per week (with the occasional evenings and weekends)
Salary: £22,000
Duration of Post: Rolling contract
Closing Date: Monday 8th March 2021
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Job Purpose:
• Working with community centres, residents/interested parties, and volunteers to expand our a fordable food project, The Hull Community Shop (HCS) into at least two other areas of Hull.
• To establish a network of organisations/supermarkets who will provide surplus food collections/deliveries to stock the shops.
• Recruit and supervise volunteers.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Co-ordinate relevant project management activities, resources, equipment and information.
• Liaise with residents and partner organisations to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives.
• Make sure that residents needs are met as the projects evolve.
• Help prepare budgets and deliver them to the agreed funding parameters.
• Analyse risks and opportunities.
• Monitor project progress and handle any issues that may arise.
• Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all residents and partner organisations.
• Work with the whole EMS team to ensure that delivery targets and expectations are met.
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including feedback reports, resident database information along with monitoring and evaluation paperwork.
• To contribute to planning and delivery of all EMS projects.
• To work on developing skills and knowledge in appropriate consultation methods with communities and to share information on this with the rest of the EMS team and partners.
• The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Baring and Discloser Service (DBS) check.

Person Specification – Experience, Skills and Abilities

Essential
• Experience of project delivery including planning, resource allocation, budget tracking and reporting.
• Experience of recruiting, managing and working with volunteers.
• Experience of developing and/or delivering activities & services within the community and voluntary sector.
• Understanding of appropriate health and safety practices and safeguarding considerations when leading practical tasks and working with children and vulnerable adults.
• Ability to build and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders (both private and pub-lic sector).
• Strong time management and organisational skills.
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
• IT literate – MS Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook.
• Enthusiastic about engaging people in learning about the alleviation of food poverty
• Genuine interest in building community cohesion and empowering people.
• Self-motivated and able to manage own time whilst also able to work as part of a team.
• Ability to problem solve and work collaboratively to address issues.
• Approachable, open and honest personality.
• Flexible; willing to support colleagues on other EMS projects.
• A full UK driving Licence.

Desirable
• Practical experience of working in the retail sector.
• Experience of designing and delivering practical volunteer led workshops, including devel-oping session plans, learning resources & risk assessments.
• First Aid at Work Training.

If you would like to know more information about the post please call Jan Boyd on 01482 709810.

Application: To apply for this post please send your CV, cover letter and the names and emails of two referees to jan@emsyorkshire.co.uk by 12 noon on Monday 8th March 2021

References will only be contacted after successful interview. Please ensure you specifically detail how you meet the person specifications in your covering letter.
A full UK driving license is essential for this role, please include this in your CV.

To apply for this job email your details to jan@emsyorkshire.co.uk.