Healthy Me Healthy Communities is recruiting a Project Assistant for their "Community Grocer" project.

The ‘Community Grocer’ is a new and expanding community food project across Manchester with aims to strengthen local communities’ ability to reduce food poverty and improve health and life outcomes. The ‘Community Grocer’ are neighbourhood-hubs providing a ‘community shop’ redistributing surplus food and household items that would otherwise go to waste, cooking workshops, training, volunteer opportunities and access to partner services. The ‘Community Grocer’ is a partnership with One Manchester (registered social landlord) and neighbourhood organisations, working collaboratively with a range of partners. Currently there are hubs in Rusholme and Ardwick, with 4 new projects opening 2017/18 with identified locations being Clayton, Abbey-Hey, Fallowfield and Moss-Side.

The Project Assistant (driver essential) will be responsible for growing and diversifying supplies of donated surplus stock, and supporting the day to day running of the hubs. This role will include collecting and delivering stock to the hubs, securing new sources of donated stock, supervising driver volunteers and working closely with hub volunteers.

Salary: FTE £20,000 per annum with actual salary for 3-days being £12,000 per annum.
Location: The role will involve working across Manchester from various locations.
Position type: Initially 12-month fixed contract with extension subject to funding.
Working hours: Core hours are Tuesday and Thursday with flexibility for the additional hours over Monday-Friday. Hours require starting Tuesday and Thursday at 8am from M32 (Stretford)

Other details:

  • 5% employer pension.
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for 0.6 FTE) rising 1 day per year to a maximum of 30 days.
  • Plus 1 leave day for employee birthday and 1 day wellbeing day accompanied by £100 wellbeing budget.
  • Statutory sick-pay.

Equal Opportunities:
HMHC strives to be an equal opportunities employer and celebrates diversity. We welcome applications from people living in Manchester looking to return to work and may not have continuous employment history.

Application and recruitment details:

  • A word-document detailing your education, work and volunteering history with a statement about how you meet the essential and desirable criteria as outlined in the 'Job Description and Person Specification' (click text to download). This document should not exceed 3-pages, A4, 12-font.
  • Submit an ‘Applicant Form’ and ‘Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form’  (click text to download).
  • Submit application to richbrowning@healthymehealthycommunities.co.uk by Friday 14th July 2017, 2pm.
  • Shortlisting will take place by Friday 21st July. Please note that feedback will only be provided for applicants attending interview.
  • Interviews for this post will be held on Monday 31st July 2017.
  • Appointment subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.


For further information, in the first instance, contact richbrowning@healthymehealthycommunities.co.uk with your query and a telephone number.