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Newcastle Foodbank

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Our foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger...

Agency Liaison Coordinator

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

You will work closely with our Project Lead; coordinating the referral agencies for Newcastle-Staffs foodbank. Coordinate and advance all elements of voucher distribution within Newcastle-Staffs foodbank, ensuring that voucher supplies are maintained.

You will need to have good IT and interperonal skills organisational skills.
Working Rempotely during covid.

Task Description:
Working with Project Lead

  •  Attend meetings (virtual), highlight to the Project Lead any concerns regarding the referral agencies of Newcastle-Staffs foodbank.
  • Ensure that all processes and procedures are followed as per the Trussell Trust Foodbank Operating Manual.
  • Ensure that agency records are complete and accurate, with signature forms and contact details updated.
  • Store agency data safely, in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act
  • Ensure all active referral agencies are included on the Foodbank Data System
  • Arrange for sign-up of new referral agencies to the foodbank voucher system

Benefits to self

Having a level of empathy, motivation and a desire to help support a small organisation with their development to remain sustainable can provide a fantastic opportunity throughout your university career, helping others whilst building on your existing skills and experience.

Benefits to others

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks and welcome you to join us.


Remote Working

Training available

We will provide various training opportunities once covid restrictions permit - Such as first aid - Free DBS check certificate amongst others.

DBS required?


Transport details

Not required

Contact Name

Deborah Simpson

Contact email address


Contact phone number

  • ProfessionsAdministration, IT, Legal, Marketing, Media
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  • Crisis & PovertyCrisis Support, Foodbanks, Homeless / Housing, Poverty, Refugees
  • CommunitiesDisabilities, Families, Men, Older People, Women, Young People & Children
  • What are your reasons for volunteering?Build my confidence, Do something positive with my spare time, Gain work experience/ improve my CV, Give something back to the community, Help others, Learn or try new things, Meet new people, Not sure

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