Strategy and Projects Manager

Employer Aberdeenshire North Foodbankshire
Job Type Fixed Term
Region Aberdeenshire
Salary Min £29,000
Salary Max £33,000
Closing Date 06/03/2024
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Aberdeenshire North Foodbank

Strategy and Projects Manager                                     

£29,000 to £33,000


30-37.5 Hours P/W (Flexible)

Monday – Friday - Hybrid

18 Month Fixed Term Contract


Aberdeenshire North Foodbank is an independent charity, affiliated to the Trussell Trust’s national network of foodbanks, working to end hunger and destitution in their communities. They understand that people across the country go hungry for various reasons and a simple box of food can make a big difference. The Foodbank works tirelessly to combat poverty and hunger within their local communities, by providing three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.


In July 2013, the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank’s first food distribution centre was opened in Inverurie. They have since opened Foodbank Centres in Ellon, Huntly, Peterhead and Fraserburgh, with two warehouses for sorting and packing food parcels in Inverurie and Peterhead. In 2020, 7467 people across North Aberdeenshire were fed, with 3572 households receiving support from the Foodbank. Recent years has saw an increase in the need for Foodbank services, given this, new partnerships and opportunities are continually being explored and identified. It is hoped that the Foodbank’s geographical and strategic reach will mature, with a vision of new distribution centres throughout the north of Aberdeenshire.


The ideal candidate should exemplify best practice as a leader and possess the ability to influence both internally and externally. They should demonstrate effective communication at all levels, be skilled in data analysis, strategy development, and understand organisational needs through effective listening.

Candidates will need to have experience with 3rd Sector policies and display strong skills that such as empathy, drive and community engagement. Additionally, ensuring the security of data protection and health & safety will be key, along with familiarity with funding processes, including proposal submissions.

The successful postholder should ideally uphold values such as a commitment to social justice and addressing food poverty. They should also be willing to travel to foodbank locations. Working closely with the Operations Manager, they will lead the direction of Aberdeen North Foodbank and achieve it’s mission and vision.

If you believe you have what it takes step into this role and thrive, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can follow the steps below to either submit your application or speak with the hiring manager for further information.


There is also the opportunity for a new Chair and Trustees to join the Aberdeenshire North Foodbank Board, to strategically drive the organisation forward. Please follow the instructions below if you would be interested and wish to know more about the board and role.


How to Apply:


Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 6th March

Formal Interview Date: Friday 15th March


Please email to request a candidate pack.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.


This search is being conducted exclusively for Aberdeen North Foodbank by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all staff. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age; ethnicity; gender; gender identity and expression; nationality; parental status; physical, mental and developmental abilities; race; religion; sexual orientation; skin colour; socioeconomic status; and human styles.

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