Why work for The Bridge? There are a hundred reasons.
Maybe you’ve known someone suffer without help, or perhaps you’re tired of seeing the same new stories about homelessness? Join us and you can help change lives.
Everyone at The Bridge has heaps of energy and positivity, and we are lucky to say we start every day knowing we can make a difference to local people. We are a small charity, but we’re also a close-knit family that’s organised, focussed and driven.
There are loads of great benefits to working for The Bridge, such as the extra holiday days or the flexible working. However, these benefits are not why you join in the first place... Or why you stay. From day one you’ll receive all the training you need. Here, helping you develop your career and skills is a top priority. We value you, partly because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it really helps you achieve what you came to The Bridge for: changing other people’s lives for the better.
The role of the Food Poverty Assessment Officer (FPAO) offers an exciting and insightful opportunity to work closely with the Food Poverty Development Officer, in order to help change the lives of local people in need.
You will support The Bridge (East Midlands), in partnership with Charnwood Community Action, to add in more choice to how food is accessed so that food provision becomes more individualised, empowering, and supportive. You will be based at a range of venues across Charnwood in order to assess the needs of each individual and empower them to access the most appropriate support from a range of options based upon individual need and circumstances, in order to address underlying causes of food poverty. You will also work closely with partner agencies who are members of the Charnwood Food Poverty Group.
As the initial point of contact with the public, you will build a good rapport with clients, and work sensitively and effectively to triage those who are facing difficulty. You will also work closely with our Housing Triage Workers at The Bridge (East Midlands) and partners from John Storer Charnwood, Your Store Social Supermarket and other local food banks to ensure that clients receive a seamless service across the partnership.
A driving licence and use of a car is necessary for the role.
If you are interested in applying to any of our vacancies, please download and complete the Application Form, listing the vacancies that you wish to be considered for.
Alongside the completion of this form, we would like you to record a short video (up to 2 minutes long) to help us find out a little more about you. We are passionate about our Values, so in your video we would love to hear you discuss a topic that you are passionate about too. This doesn’t necessarily have to be housing related; you could pick any topic at all, from football to science.
We care about finding the right people to join our team, and so your application will be graded against our Values; Quality, Respect, Empowerment, Positivity and Partnership. This will be a great chance for you to showcase your personality and your interests!
When you’ve completed your Application Form and video recording, you can email them to HR@thebridge-eastmidlands.org.uk, where applications will then be shortlisted for interview.
We would prefer for you to send us your video recording as a YouTube link. This is very easy and you can do this by setting up an account, uploading your video and saving it as ‘Unlisted’ – which means that only people you send the link to can see your video.
Check out our Top Tips for Filming a Video, to the right of this screen, to make sure you are sending in the best possible representation of yourself!
If you have any questions about the process or this particular role, you can contact us on 01509 260500 and ask for Chantelle Bramley, Services Manager (Young People & Families)