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Join one of the fastest growing UK charities as we work together with communities to bring an end to poverty and hunger.

We are founded on Christian principles and inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25: 35 – 36. Our values are important to us, and we aim to live them out in all areas of our work.

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Head of Media & External Affairs

The Trussell Trust is a fast-paced national charity at the frontline of tackling UK poverty. We run a network of foodbanks across the UK, which bring communities together to end hunger and poverty by providing compassionate practical help, whilst working to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and challenge injustice.

The Media & External Affairs team challenges injustice by raising awareness of the reality of hunger and poverty through the media, engaging policy and decision makers at all levels of government across the UK, and undertaking vital research to shed more light on why people face hunger today and how we can stop more people going hungry.

About this role:

We are looking for an experienced, strategic media and policy professional with an excellent understanding of the media landscape of UK social affairs (politics and poverty) and other consumer media with a proven background in engaging and influencing media and policy makers to:

  • Manage media, public affairs and research projects across the department and provide clear direction and achievable objectives in developing and delivering the charity’s external affairs strategy
  • Shape how we relate to stakeholders across the media and political spectrum in line with our strategy to stop UK hunger
  • Identify reputational risks and act in the interest of the charity to avoid, or where necessary, counter them effectively
  • Contribute to the wider development of The Trussell Trust as part of the senior management team

About you:

You will be passionate about ending hunger and poverty in the UK by challenging injustice, raising awareness, and engaging with researchers and policy-makers to find solutions. You will have a track record of strong media and public affairs work, and be able to lead and develop a dynamic, close-knit, fast-paced team. You will be a meticulous planner, excellent communicator and creative problem solver.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you as we work together to stop UK hunger.

For more information and to view the job description and person specification for this role, please click on the “Apply for this job” button below.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12pm on Monday 6 March 2017.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

First stage interviews will be held in the week beginning 20 March 2017. If shortlisted further, you will be invited to attend a second stage interview where you will spend time with the existing team.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the People & Culture Team on 01722 580209 or email people@trusselltrust.org.

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

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  • London
  • Full time
  • £ £41,067 per annum (including London Weighting) plus benefits

Van Driver, Dorset and Wiltshire

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

The Social Enterprise Van Driver is responsible for the collection and delivery of Trussell Trust shop and recycling centre stock in the Dorset and Wiltshire areas. Trussell Trust Van Drivers work within a structured team acting as a key link between the retail management team, the centralised donation sorting hub and head office in Salisbury.

About this role:

As you would expect in such an important role, you will have a wide range of responsibilities. These include: promoting the vision of the charity, ensuring the van is run in a cost-effective and road safe manner, completing regular van maintenance including assisting with  MOT, service, and any repair work by agreement with Logistics & Recycling Manager, ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements including Health and Safety, Road Traffic legislation and Trading Standards legislation.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 12pm on Monday 6 March 2017.  We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

First stage interviews will be held on the 13 and 14 March 2017. If shortlisted further, you will be invited to attend a second stage interview where you will spend time with the existing van team.

If you have any questions or need help with the application process, please contact the People & Culture Team on 01722 580209 or email people@trusselltrust.org

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

For more information and to view the job description and person specification for this role, please click on the “Apply for this job” button below.

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  • Dorset and Wiltshire
  • Full time
  • £ £16,302 per annum (£8.36 per hour)