Warehouse Co-ordinator

Widnes Foodbank Warehouse

Closes: 31 / 12 / 2022

Lead a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the foodbank centre(s) for Widnes Foodbank are run efficiently, coordinating effective stock control and arranging timely transportation of collections and deliveries, and meeting legislative standards – i.e. Health & Safety/Environmental Health. Work in association with Foodbank Centre Coordinators/Supervisors to ensure they receive a streamlined service of support with food and other provisions.

Reporting to Foodbank Project Manager/Coordinator

  • Provide the Project Manager/Coordinator with regular reports on stock levels and items needed
  • Bring to the attention of the Project Manager any concerns regarding the day-to-day operation of the Widnes foodbank warehouse

Trussell Trust compliance

  • Ensure that all warehousing processes and procedures are followed as per The Trussell Trust Foodbank Operating Manual
  • Coordinate an annual stock take and reconciliation to verify the accuracy of data records

Foodbank centre(s) & Volunteers

  • Liaise with foodbank centre supervisors and organise the re-supply of food and other provisions to centres, as required
  • Coordinate the volunteer team at the foodbank warehouse
  • Ensure that volunteers are trained to undertake responsibilities within the warehouse and to meet the relevant legal requirements.  This could include basic food hygiene, first aid, evacuation procedures, manual handling and lifting, health and safety and fire procedures

Food store(s)

  • Take responsibility for the building, its contents, and security of the warehouse
  • Coordinate the day-to-day running of the warehouse including sorting, packing, stock rotation, monitoring stock requirements, issuing stock, maintaining accurate records, and disposal of unsuitable items
  • Monitor Health and Safety, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and good practice

Food supplies

  • Monitor stock levels and liaise with the Project Manager/Coordinator about specific shortages and requirements
  • Coordinate the delivery/collection of food donated by the community


  • Ensure that all warehouse paperwork is stored securely and passed on regularly to the admin volunteer/team for entering onto the data collection system
  • Be familiar with the on-line data system, monitoring the key data indicators (particularly regarding stock levels)

Training Provided:

  • Induction training
  • IT training as required
  • Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Manual Handling
  • Children and adults with care and support needs action as appropriate
  • Food Hygiene as required

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