Jobs and Volunteer Roles

Work for the Trussell Trust and help us change lives.

In preparation for the launch of our 2020 strategy to end the need for food banks, we have a variety of exciting new roles.

Our goal to end the need for food banks is ambitious, and while we work towards it, we are committed to helping food banks on the ground to provide the best possible support and emergency food to people in crisis. Our fundraising team is critical to us meeting our mission. As we launch our new strategy, we have a few opportunities for exceptional, skilled and talented fundraisers to join our innovative team to increase and engage our supporter base, build a portfolio of inspiring fundraising events and work alongside partners like Tesco, Asda, Unilever, Cisco and The Big Lottery Fund.

No charity can replace the dignity of buying your own food. Our new roles within our Policy, External Affairs and Research department will be vital to help us campaign to change the structural issues that lock people into poverty. With data from over 1,200 food banks centres across the UK, the team use high-quality insight, and additional in-depth research into the drivers of food bank use to speak to truth to power and lobby Government to ensure everyone has enough money to afford the basics.

Everyone at the Trussell Trust is united in our goal to ensure that no one needs a food bank in the future. From our Operations Team supporting food banks to our incredible People and Culture team, we are expert, collaborative and transparent in our approach. If you want to fight the injustice of hunger and poverty, and help people in crisis across the UK, we want to hear from you.

Check out our latest roles below.

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Head of Corporate Partnerships

Salisbury or London
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
£ £43,000 - £48,000 per annum plus benefits

The Head of Corporate Partnerships will be leading a highly successful function with many high profile corporate multi-year partnerships and new business opportunities. It is an exciting time as the department has ambitious plans to grow income to support the strategy to end the need for foodbanks in the UK.

About you

You will have extensive experience of managing income generation through Corporate Partnerships, building strong relationships that meet mutual needs to enable partners to fully participate and engage in the strategy, unlocking expertise, employee engagement and other opportunities. You will be experienced in developing and implementing strategies, building compelling cases for support, have excellent presentation and communication skills and have a strong track record of building up high performing teams.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

Interviews will be held on the 19 February 2020 in London.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered.

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

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Head of Public Fundraising

Salisbury or London
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
£ £45,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits

The Head of Public Fundraising leads the coordinated and integrated development of our Individual Giving, Legacy, Events and Mass Participation Fundraising strategy to maximise our supporter experience and generate audience and income growth. This role strategically manages, diversifies and grows unrestricted income streams as well as developing long-term plans to promote the Trust’s vision to end the need for food banks in the UK.

About you

You will have significant experience in developing and implementing Public Fundraising strategies and launching new fundraising initiatives to engage supporters. You will be insight led, have extensive digital and direct marketing experience and a strong track record of growing income and building high-performing teams.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

Interviews will be held on the 18 February 2020 in London.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered.

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

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Research Manager

London
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
£ £34,000 - £39,500 per annum plus benefits

Through leadership of the research function, the Research Manager will ensure the Trussell Trust has the robust evidence base it needs to shape its influencing and operational activity, aimed at ending the need for food banks in the UK.

About you

You will have significant experience in a similar role, including a track record of developing and implementing research programmes to inform public policy. You will have mixed methods experience, with an interest in quantitative data exploration and visualisation, and communicating findings in creative and engaging ways. You will bring rigour and expertise to ensure outputs and the use and dissemination of findings are the highest quality.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

Interviews will be held on the 24 February 2020 in London.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. 

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

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Research Officer

London
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
£ £28,000 - £33,000 per annum plus benefits

Through developing and delivering high quality mixed methods research, the Research Officer will generate robust evidence on the structural causes of poverty and hunger, to inform the Trussell Trust’s work to end the need for food banks in the UK.

About you

You will have expertise in mixed methods research, and a track record of delivering research involving frontline service providers, policymakers and people with lived experience of poverty. You will be a clear communicator, with an ability to disseminate findings for different audiences. You will bring experience of using research to shape policy and public affairs activity. 

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

Interviews will be held on the 25 February 2020 in London.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered.

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

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Retail Sales Assistant Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury, Wiltshire
30 hours per week. Must be flexible and available Mon –Sat, including some evenings & weekends.
£ £14,040 per annum plus benefits

The Trussell Trust operates a portfolio of shops across Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.  These shops not only generate income to support the work of the charity, but also provide meaningful volunteering opportunities to people of all backgrounds.

We’re looking for a positive, driven, confident and self-motivated individual with a passion for charity retail to become a part of the team in our busy shops in Salisbury.

The Assistant provides efficient and effective assistance to the shop manager in the daily running of The Trussell Trust shops. Your primary goal will be to provide first class customer service while promoting the vision of the charity, maximising sales by creating creative and enticing displays and working alongside our volunteers.

If this sounds like you and you are passionate about the work of The Trussell Trust, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

For more information and to apply for this role please click on the button below and then follow the instructions given.

We will contact you in due course once we receive your completed application online.

We reserve the right to close the role at any time depending on the number of applicants we receive.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. 

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

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Retail Sales Assistant Dorset

Dorset
30 hours per week. Must be flexible and available Mon –Sat, including some evenings & weekends.
£ £14,040 per annum plus benefits

The Trussell Trust operates a portfolio of shops across Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset.  These shops not only generate income to support the work of the charity, but also provide meaningful volunteering opportunities to people of all backgrounds.

We’re looking for a positive, driven, confident and self-motivated individual with a passion for charity retail to become a part of the team in our busy shops in Dorset.

The Assistant provides efficient and effective assistance to the shop manager in the daily running of The Trussell Trust shops. Your primary goal will be to provide first class customer service while promoting the vision of the charity, maximising sales by creating creative and enticing displays and working alongside our volunteers.

If this sounds like you and you are passionate about the work of The Trussell Trust, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

For more information and to apply for this role please click on the button below and then follow the instructions given.

We will contact you in due course once we receive your completed application online.

We reserve the right to close the role at any time depending on the number of applicants we receive.

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. 

If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal, please do call 01722 580209 and we will do what we can to help you.

For more information about this role, please download the Applicant Information Pack.

To apply for this role please click on the button below and then follow the instructions given.

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