Jobs at the Trussell Trust

Help us end the need for food banks

Although the Trussell Trust will always support food banks to help people in their community, we know that food is not the answer to poverty. Therefore, it would be wrong for us just to focus on providing the best possible emergency food to people in crisis today. Everyone should be able to afford the essentials in life, including food, and we want to see a future where no one needs to use a food bank.

While supporting emergency food provision will continue to be a core part of our work, we’re first and foremost an anti-poverty charity. Alongside providing vital bespoke support to every food bank in our network, major additional services will be rolled out in food banks over the next year to help Change Communities, and we’ll forge new relationships with agencies and organisations who can help people in crisis address their financial situation well before they reach the point of needing to access a food bank. But just as important will be our planned investment in research, advocacy, engagement and campaigning to Change Minds and Change Policy.

The roles advertised below will be at the heart of this vital work, and we’re incredibly excited that they will help us reach our vision quicker, providing thousands of people with the dignity of buying their own food. 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.

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Current vacancies

Policy Research & Impact

Senior Campaigns Officer

Home based with some travel around the UK as necessary
This role, sitting within the Campaigns and Policy Partnerships team, will play a crucial part in delivering the Trussell Trust’s policy influencing work to end the need for food banks by supporting the delivery of key campaigns.
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Policy Research & Impact

Public Affairs Officer

Home Based within the UK with some travel to London, attendance at staff conferences, 121s and team away days
This role will support the delivery of our ambitious policy influencing programme, helping to implement influencing plans to bring about the changes needed to reduce, prevent and eventually end the need for food banks in the UK. The Public Affairs Officer will be responsible for planning, delivering and monitoring public affairs activity with a particular focus on the UK Parliament. This will include supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ending the Need for Food Banks’ programme of work.
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Public Engagement

Press Officer

Home based within the UK with some travel to London and Salisbury offices, or travel to food banks including attendance to staff conferences, 121’s and team away days
This role is the first point of contact for journalists getting in touch with the Trussell Trust. The role is accountable for handling media enquiries; checking and responding to the press inbox; media monitoring and securing press coverage. The press assistant will assist with media work through print, online and broadcast news to help build understanding, awareness and consideration of the organisation’s mission and goal.
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Public Engagement

Community and Events Fundraising Assistant – FTC until 1st May 2024

Home based within the UK some travel to Salisbury or London or nationwide for events and attendance at staff conferences, 121’s and team away days. Some out of hours and weekend working required.
Working in the Audience Engagement team, the Community and Events Fundraising Assistant will respond to supporter enquiries and deliver great stewardship, will monitor our external events platforms and will provide administrative support to ensure the smooth running of our community and events fundraising activities.
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Charity Retail

Van Driver – Bank

Salisbury or Dorset
The Retail Van Driver is responsible for the collection and delivery of stock in the Dorset and Wiltshire areas. Van Drivers work within a structured team acting as a key link between the retail management team, donors and customers and the centralised donation sorting hub in Salisbury.
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