Employment Opportunities

Starting as a charity FBC is now a growing charitable business with an inspirational work culture - Using food as a tool to combat hunger and build communities, Foodbank Canterbury is a ‘take-no-prisoners, make-no-excuses, well-oiled hunger-fighting-machine’ that is having major impact in Canterbury, and for the people of of the region – the Civic Emerging Leadership Award winner for 2017. Westpac Business Champions Award Community Service; Westpac Business Champions Supreme Award Winner - Small Enterprise 2018.

FBC is the accredited NZ Member of The Global Foodbanking Network.

As the region's only non-faith based, non-politically aligned food rescue organization, at FBC our culture is our personality. Open and totally transparent, FBC is made up of our values, beliefs, underlying assumptions, attitudes, and behaviours. Respect for the individual is an imperative – judgement is just not in the cards. Our only mission is to rescue food, sort and redistribute it to those with the immediate need.  

Ancilliary to our food rescue is the impact we make on the environment. Through our work landfill emissions are minimized through a reduction in waste – benefiting all citizens with a healthier environment.

We believe that an organization’s culture is made up of all of the life experiences each employee or volunteer brings to our organisation especially influenced by the passion of our founders and trustees in their role in the decision making and strategic direction of FBC; however we believe that everyone involved with us has an impact on what FBC has become.

This is our culture!

Current Opportunities

Vacancy        Facility Assistant   1x Christchurch  /  1x Timaru

To apply: You will need the passion for the mission of Foodbank Canterbury.

Write a brief letter telling us why you should be considered for the position; include your resume; and your availability. No letter - no consideration!

Email to admin@foodbankanz.org.nz          Phone calls will not be accepted.

Job Description:        Facility Assistant, Christchurch

Overview: Reporting to the Facilities Coordinator, FBC you will be integral to FBC’s future success as we expand our service to the communities of Canterbury.

Type of Employment: Fixed Term, 30 hours position (Christchurch); 15 hours (Timaru). Hours/Days as specified in the Employment Agreement.

 

Specific Duties include but not limited to:

Assist the Facilities Coordinator, FBC in

  • Working with the local Collections team to help alleviate food poverty and reduce food waste

  • Maintain and facilitate the growth of our facilities

  • Efficiently maintain and improve FBC operations

  • Establish, maintain and foster relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (food donors, food recipients, volunteers, supporters, other strategic relationships) as required

  • Maintain and enforce stringent Food Safety measures including Food Recalls

  • Act as a ‘floater’ substitute with tasks as required and assigned by the Facility Coordinator

  • Drive pickup schedules as required; act as a substitute driver

  • Make sure facilities are maintained in clean condition to meet Health and Food Safety requirements including bathrooms and kitchens

  • Any other task as reasonably required from time to time

 

Skills and Education Requirements:

  • Excellent self-management and organisational skills, with a proven ability to multi-task and cope well with a variety of tasks.

  • A quick learner who is able to work independently and on their own much of the time, using initiative to solve problems as they arise.

  • Experienced in working in a small team and the ability to work cooperatively with other staff, and volunteers

  • Innovative and able to proactively generate creative solutions to improve FBC’s operations and management where needed.

  • Enthusiastic about FBC its vision and commitment to food rescue, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

 

Other

  • FBC work environment including the van/s is smoke- and vape-free.

  • All traffic infringement notices are the responsibility of the relevant driver.

  • Cell phone conversations and texts are not allowed during the van operation.

  • Hi-Vis vests are provided by FBC and are to be worn at all times as necessary.

  • At the discretion of FBC, random drug tests may be performed. All contracted drivers agree to freely undergo such tests.

To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • A passion for the FBC mission.

  • A proven track record and the equivalent of at least 2 years’ experience in a similar operation, general management or entrepreneurial role.

  • Clean and unrestricted Full Current NZ Driver’s Licence for a minimum of 5 years.

  • Ability to lift 20 kgs.

  • Strong connections with the community sector / able to develop these.

  • Good people skills to be able to liaise with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Excellent English communication and networking skills, and the ability to represent City Harvest in a professional manner.

  • Experienced and skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, e-mail, and comfortable with the use of internet and web-based applications.

  • Entitlement to accept full time, permanent employment in New Zealand

Vacancy        Facility/Warehouse Assistant Christchurch

To apply: You will need the passion for the mission of Foodbank Canterbury.

Write a brief letter telling us why you should be considered for the position; include your resume; and your availability. No letter - no consideration!

Email to admin@foodbankanz.org.nz          Phone calls will not be accepted.

Job Description:        Facility/Warehouse Assistant, Christchurch

Overview: Reporting to the Facilities Coordinator, FBC Christchurch you will be integral to FBC’s future success as we expand our service to the communities of Canterbury.

Type of Employment: Fixed Term, 30 hours position. Hours as specified in the Employment Agreement.

 

Specific Duties include but not limited to:

Assist the Facilities Coordinator, FBC Christchurch in

  • Working with the Christchurch Collections team to help alleviate food poverty and reduce food waste

  • Maintain and facilitate the growth of our Christchurch facility

  • Efficiently maintain and improve FBC operations

  • Working with the Warehouse Coordinator, maintain effective use of the Warehouse

  • Establish, maintain and foster relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (food donors, food recipients, volunteers, supporters, other strategic relationships) as required

  • Maintain and enforce stringent Food Safety measures including Food Recalls

  • Act as a ‘floater’ substitute with tasks as required and assigned by the Facility Coordinator

  • Drive pickup schedules as required; act as a substitute driver

  • Make sure facilities are maintained in clean condition to meet Health and Food Safety requirements including bathrooms and kitchens

  • Any other task as reasonably required from time to time

 

Skills and Education Requirements:

  • Excellent self-management and organisational skills, with a proven ability to multi-task and cope well with a variety of tasks.

  • A quick learner who is able to work independently and on their own much of the time, using initiative to solve problems as they arise.

  • Experienced in working in a small team and the ability to work cooperatively with other staff, and volunteers

  • Innovative and able to proactively generate creative solutions to improve FBC’s operations and management where needed.

  • Enthusiastic about FBC its vision and commitment to food rescue, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

  • Current NZ Drivers Licence - full

  • Current NZ Forklift Drivers Licence

 

Other

  • FBC work environment including the van/s is smoke- and vape-free.

  • All traffic infringement notices are the responsibility of the relevant driver.

  • Cell phone conversations and texts are not allowed during the van operation.

  • Hi-Vis vests are provided by FBC and are to be worn at all times as necessary.

  • At the discretion of FBC, random drug tests may be performed. All contracted drivers agree to freely undergo such tests.

To be successful in this role you’ll have:

  • A passion for the FBC mission.

  • A proven track record and the equivalent of at least 2 years’ experience in a similar operation, general management or entrepreneurial role.

  • Clean and unrestricted Full Current NZ Driver’s Licence for a minimum of 5 years.

  • Ability to lift 20 kgs.

  • Strong connections with the community sector / able to develop these.

  • Good people skills to be able to liaise with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Excellent English communication and networking skills, and the ability to represent City Harvest in a professional manner.

  • Experienced and skilled in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, e-mail, and comfortable with the use of internet and web-based applications.

  • Entitlement to accept full time, permanent employment in New Zealand

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