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Warehouse Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Warehouse Manager

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Location: EMERGE, New Smithfield Market, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WJ

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £23,000 starting salary

Main Purpose:

To manage the day to day operations of the FareShare Greater Manchester warehouse, which

handles thousands of tonnes of surplus good food from the UK supply chain on an annual basis.

Tasks and Responsibilities

1. To provide agile day to day management of the FareShare GM warehouse including the

co-ordination of daily work schedules and activities.

2. Ensure that all shifts are planned, controlled and staffed, and be prepared to work at short

notice providing cover for shifts on occasion, including driving or navigating.

3. Provide a well organised, calm and friendly working environment for volunteers, staff and

visitors that promotes good morale and team work.

4. Manage and use the in-house stock management database ‘Gladys’, with responsibility for the

training of warehouse-focused staff and volunteers on the database.

5. Maintain good relations and communications with logistics providers, food donors and

FareShare Community Food Members in receipt of FareShare foods.

6. Promote on and off site safe driving and delivery / collection practices, and ensure that the

vans are roadworthy and legal (taxed and insured) and operating in accordance with the

EMERGE transport management plan.

7. Work with the Operations Manager to improve existing safe working systems and activities,

and develop new operational/logistic activity, leading on implementation as required.

8. Be responsible for the Health & Safety and security of the project, including warehouse,

vehicles, staff and volunteers, visitors including Community Food Members collecting food.

9. Ensure daily compliance with all FareShare UK policies and procedures and industry

standards as required by food donors and regulators.

10. To ensure that all staff, and volunteers adhere to the policies and procedures of EMERGE and

FareShare Greater Manchester including safeguarding and the code of conduct.

11. To comply with monitoring and evaluation systems as required for the project’s activities and

report regularly to the Operations Manager.

Part of EMERGE 3Rs

12. To promote excellent customer care and ensure the service is delivered in ways that promote

dignity and respect for others.

13. Supervise the warehouse staff on a day to day basis, ensuring that all staff are aware of their

responsibilities and are able to carry them out; and be responsible for performance reviews

when required.

14. Work with the Operations Manager to train volunteers and other work placement trainees

within the warehouse.

15. To liaise with the Volunteering Team to assist in the co-ordination of the volunteer rota in order

to cover for the needs of the team.

16. Supervise and support volunteers on a day to day basis in ways that encourage their

engagement, development and progression.

17. To carry out any other duties which may be reasonably requested.

Place of Work: EMERGE and FareShare Greater Manchester, Units E1- 8, New Smithfield

Market, M11 2WJ.

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours a week within the opening hours of 8.30am – 4.30 pm Monday

to Friday. Some Saturday working will be required.

Contract: Until 31st March 2021 in the first instance.

Holidays: 22 Days a year plus Bank Holidays

Part of EMERGE 3Rs

Warehouse Manager Person Specification

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Person Specification Essential Desirable

Form Interview

Experience of working at a co-ordination, supervisory

or management level in one or more of the following

settings: food redistribution, warehousing, stock

management, a regulated environment.

Experience of being responsible for Health and Safety

In the work place, of promoting best practice and with

the ability to carry out risk assessments and provide

mitigation strategies.

Excellent communication skills with a good standard

of English – verbal and written including the ability to

give briefings, short presentations, and facilitate group


A good understanding of food safety in the United

Kingdom and willingness to secure a Level 3

Certificate (if needed).

Experience of managing and supporting staff and

volunteers including the supervision of delegated


Excellent team working and leadership skills: Ability to

work as the leader of a busy team, promoting good

team morale, a can-do approach, and able to

de-escalate differences of opinion.

Ability to plan effectively, manage multiple priorities

and obligations to ensure daily objectives are

achieved and coordinate resources to ensure

deadlines are met.

Ability to use initiative, problem solve and make

competent decisions, recognising when an issue

needs to be shared with a senior manager.

A positive attitude and motivation

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