Food Durham is waiting for the outcome of a funding application that will enable us to start work on establishing a Business to Business Food Hub. The aim of the Hub is to provide a more efficient local food supply chain for local businesses (e.g. hospitality, eateries) and producers. We have been working on this for some time and completed a Feasibility Study in 2015.
The Hub will not have a physical base but be run in partnership with a reputable local wholesale distributor, who will take care of logistics, collection and delivery. Food Durham will appoint a Food Hub Manager whose role will be to create new business on both the supply and demand side, building up a reliable supply of local food that can be branded and promoted as sustainable local produce.
This is a summary of the post. The full details will be available as and when we receive funding and the post is advertised. In the meantime, if you would like to make an expression of interest in this post, please contact Liz Charles, Project Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. No correspondence will take place until the post is advertised and if you put your name forward in advance you will not be given any priority. However, this post is a really exciting opportunity to take forward an innovative and potentially transformative project, and the success of the Hub will depend heavily on the competence and enthusiasm of the new post holder, so we would like to be scouting around for interest early on. By responding to this request you will be informed as soon as the post is advertised.
The post holder will be expected to have substantial experience of working in food chain or a related business and have extensive knowledge of food supply chain logistics and business practice. They must have demonstrable negotiation and communication skills and be a genuine advocate of the local and sustainable sourcing of food.
The post is part-time, initially for 2 or 3 days/week (details to be confirmed), salary £30K pro rata.