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

Operations

Area Manager – North Wales

Home based with frequent travel around North Wales
Ensuring the delivery of The Trussell Trust’s vision to end the need for food banks in the UK by developing an in-depth understanding of Trussell Trust food banks in their area and using coaching to assist them to build and hold productive relationships
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Operations

Development Manager (Organising and Local Mobilisation)

Home based with regular travel to food banks across the UK and some travel to Salisbury or London offices
The Development Manager (Organising and Local Mobilisation) is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of a programme of skill and knowledge development activities that equip food banks to organise and campaign for change.
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Public Engagement

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Home based with some travel required
The Corporate Partnerships Manager is accountable for managing and growing sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships. Developing high-value strategic, partnerships to deliver income and additional support, in line with our overarching objectives and ambitious income targets.
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Policy, External Affairs and Research

Policy Research Officer

Home based with some travel required
This role will support the implementation of the Trussell Trust’s policy research strategy. The Policy Research Officer will be responsible for delivering research exploring the structural causes of destitution and levels of need for food banks. The role will work with the Senior Policy Researcher and Senior Research Manager to identify opportunities for participatory policy research and monitor policy research plans. The role will also support the Policy and Public Affairs team with policy influencing planning.
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Policy, External Affairs and Research

Senior Policy Researcher

Home based with some travel required
This role will drive forward the delivery of the Trussell Trust’s policy research strategy, exploring the structural causes of destitution and levels of need for food banks. The Senior Policy Researcher will be responsible for the delivery of qualitative and quantitative research, including participatory policy research. The role will work with the Senior Research Manager to monitor and assess policy research plans, and the Policy and Public Affairs team to support policy influencing planning.
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Public Engagement

Data and Insight Analyst

Home based with some travel required
This role will provide the Public Engagement Directorate with vital insight, data, reporting, and analysis for existing supporter audiences. Proactively champion the use of data and data-driven decision-making to maximise outputs and inform approaches. You will ably turn analysis into valuable, actionable recommendations that will influence internal decisions and business planning.
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Operations

Area Manager – Grampian, Angus, Dundee and Fife

Home based with frequent travel around the area
Ensuring the delivery of The Trussell Trust’s vision to end the need for food banks in the UK by developing an in-depth understanding of Trussell Trust food banks in their area and using coaching to assist to build and hold productive relationships
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Policy, External Affairs and Research

Policy Officer (UK)

Home based with occasional travel
This role, within the Policy and Public Affairs team, will support the implementation of the Trussell Trust’s policy influencing strategy to end the need for food banks in the UK. The Policy Officer will be responsible for delivering activity in key policy areas, with a particular focus on UK policy development. The role will work with the wider team to monitor and inform policy influencing plans, and the Research team to support policy research planning.
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Policy, External Affairs and Research

Senior Policy Officer

Home based with occasional travel
This role, within the Policy and Public Affairs team, will drive forward the delivery of the Trussell Trust’s policy influencing strategy to end the need for food banks in the UK. The Senior Policy Officer will be responsible for the delivery of policy activity (e.g. briefings and consultation responses) across the policy team. The role will work with the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager to monitor and assess policy influencing plans, and the Research team to support policy research planning.
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Operations

Personal Assistant to the Director of Operations

Home based with occasional travel for key events
The purpose of this role is to provide administrative, project and event planning support to the Director of Operations. This will involve working with the Operations Assistant to build a strong structure for the directorate as they work towards fulfilling their strategic goals.
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Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Lead (Scotland)

Home based (Scotland), with extensive travel across Scotland and some to England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
This is a varied, proactive and fast-paced role managing financial inclusion activities across Scotland. This includes the day-to-day coordination of projects and partnerships, as well as providing direct support on financial inclusion to food banks in Scotland. This role may be responsible for managing a Financial Inclusion manager in the future.
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Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Manager (Northern Ireland)

Home based (Northern Ireland), with extensive travel across Northern Ireland and some to Scotland, England and Wales.
The Financial Inclusion Manager is part of a team of Financial Inclusion Managers who will play a central role in helping us achieve our vision for an end for the need for food banks in the UK. This role will provide essential financial inclusion expertise and support to our area managers and the food bank network to reduce, prevent and eventually end the need for food banks in Northern Ireland.
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Operations

Grant Funding Officer

Home based with occasional travel
The Grant Funding Officer is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the processes and awarding of a grant funding programme to food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network. The officer leads a small team of grant funding assistants in the day-to-day operation of the grant programme. This involves processing and evaluating grant applications, preparing information for grant awarding panels, communicating grant awards and ensuring timely grant payments.
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Operations

Organising Manager

Home based with regular travel to food banks across the UK
The Organising Manager is responsible for building and leading a team to provide ongoing support for food banks to organise and campaign for change. You will ensure that food banks develop effective local influencing strategies – covering local and Trussell Trust priorities – and that they have the capacity, skills and resources to deliver them. You will provide an important link between the food banks you and your team support and other departments at Trussell Trust, as we build a movement to help end the need for food banks.
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Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Development Manager (Helpline Services)

Home-based with regular travel across the UK
The Financial Inclusion Development Manager (Helpline Services) is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager to develop, implement and deliver /national services) for the Financial Inclusion Programme, delivering real change for people in crisis across the UK.
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Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Coordinator (Helpline Services)

Home-based with regular travel across the UK
The Financial Inclusion Coordinator (Helpline Services) is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager & Development Managers to develop, implement and mainstream key strategic national services for the Financial Inclusion Programme
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Operations

Area Manager – Mid and West Wales

Home based with frequent travel to food banks in Mid & West Wales and occasional travel to Salisbury or London
Delivering support and services to Trussell Trust food banks and other organisations through individual meetings, Quality Assurance and development visits, regional clusters and training sessions and national conferences.
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