Orkney Foodbank - Foodbank Co-ordinator

To lead a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the Orkney Foodbank are run efficiently and to a high standard, in accordance with The Trussell Trust franchise model and statutory


  • Provide Foodbank Board with regular reports on the activity of the foodbank
  • Bring to the attention of the Foodbank Operational Group, in the first instance, any concerns regarding the day-to-day operation of the Orkney Foodbank

Trussell Trust compliance

  • Ensure that all foodbank processes and procedures are followed as per The Trussell Trust Foodbank Operating Manual

Orkney Foodbank & Volunteers

  • Coordinate the volunteer team at the foodbank
    • Organise the volunteer rota and flag up any shortages to the Foodbank Operational Group
  • Train volunteers to undertake responsibilities within the foodbank and to meet the relevant legal requirements
  • Develop and maintain suitable signposting resources in conjunction with the Operational Team to assist foodbank volunteers in pointing clients to other local agencies for further support
  • Deal appropriately with any physical or verbal aggression from clients or any other issues, recognising that the Orkney Foodbank has adopted a Zero Tolerance and Mutual Respect approach
  • Ensure that the foodbank is a safe space for all clients and volunteers, that safeguarding procedures are understood and implemented, and client confidentiality respected
  • Facilitate a brief team meeting for foodbank volunteers at the beginning and end of every foodbank centre session and maintain an information board
  • Monitor health and safety at the Orkney Foodbank and maintain records of accidents and “near misses”

Food store & supplies

  • Monitor stock levels at the foodbank centre(s) and liaise with stock room assistants to request re-supply of food and other provisions, as required


  • Ensure all completed red vouchers and packing lists are handled discretely, stored securely, and passed on regularly to the Data Co-ordinators for entering onto the data collection system


The Foodbank currently operates Tuesday and Friday 12 noon to 2pm

VAO Adult Befriending Services - Summer Group Helpers

3 or 4 volunteers wanted to help at a summer group for older folk every Wednesday from 12 noon to 3pm. The group will start on 22nd June and run for 10 weeks. Tasks would include helping with activiites, selling tickets for the following week and tidying up. You will be fully supported in this role and it is a great opportunity meet new people and have fun.

Sported - Business Mentor to Sports Clubs and Groups

Supporting members who need advice in your area of expertise (eg business planning, fundraising etc). There are 2 types of support. 1. Light Touch Support - Offering short term support eg answering queries over 1-3 phone calls or emails from a member, or delivering a workshop. 2. Mentor Placements - Supporting a member over a 4-6 month period through a process of change or development.

Should have 5 or more years experience in: Business planning; Strategic planning; Fundraising; Governance: Finance; Evaluation and impact; Marketing and PR. The volunteer will receive inductin training and training specific to their role as well as ongoing support by members of the charity.

Orkney Athletic Club - 10k Run Co-Ordinator

An enthusiastic volunteer needed to liaise with local community groups/organisers to discuss various arrangements (route changes, fundraising, medals/certificates, etc);


 Advertise run series and arrangements (including any press coverage, photography arrangements, etc);


 Ensure adequate volunteers are in place on competition days to deal with; timekeeping, marshalling, registration, etc;


 Ensure entry fee payments balance with registration details and forward monies to Treasurer; and


 Liaise with Communication Co-ordinator regarding run result press coverage.


They should have good organisational and communication skills and IT knowledge.

Orkney Athletic Club - Welfare Officer

A volunteer is required to ensure that welfare and complaints procedures are understood and adhered to by all members;  Monitor all complaints through to final decision, ensuring that agreed procedures are followed;  Understand NGB child protection procedures, rules and regulations;  Be familiar with current child protection legislation and The Children Act 1989;  Attend the scUK workshop “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshop (renewable every 3 years) or attend workplace child protection workshops;  Complete PVG application / documentation checks for all new volunteers; and  Ensure system of recording PVG / child protection training arrangements is in place for all volunteers and renewal requirements reported to committee as required.
The volunteer should have up to date knowledge of Child Protection Legislation and have good organisational and communication skills.

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