We are driven by one mission.
What are you interested in?
Our vision is the hope that one day there will no longer be the need for foodbanks in this country, because no charitable organisation can replace the dignity of buying your own food.
Until that day, our mission is to help people in desperate need, by ensuring no adult or child suffers the indignity of hunger – regardless of their race, religion or gender.
We do this by providing emergency food packs, which consist of a varied list of items that can sustain an individual, couple or family for a period of one week. We help clients that are referred to us by the community and especially social workers, so that we can be sure the food we provide is really going to people who need it.
If you feel that you share the same commitment towards our cause, we would love for you to consider joining our team.
The core tasks of our operation are run by a team of volunteers, with a very hands-on Board of Directors always helping in any way possible.
No matter whether it’s our volunteers, employed staff or our senior level directors, everyone involved with Foodbank Lifeline is working towards a common goal: Making a difference.
Would you like to work with us?
We don't have any open positions at the moment.
If you'd like to work with us, we'd like to hear from you anyway.
Get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Be a part of the change in our community. Become a volunteer.
Without the support of volunteers, our foodbank would simply cease to operate. This in turn would mean that people in desperate need will go hungry. A situation we work hard every day to avoid.
You CAN help!
Join our team of volunteers and help us make sure that we can keep providing emergency food parcels to individuals, couples and families who truly are in desperate need. There are so many ways to get involved. We’re always open to ideas, but here’s a good list of ways in which our existing volunteers have pitched in which might interest you.
FULL TIME – Foodbank Lifeline ManagerBased on an indefinite contract at 40 hours per week. Reporting directly to our Board of Directors, the Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the foodbank, including warehouse and distribution activities. The Manager is also responsible for building our network of partner NGOs, establishing strong relationships with regular sponsors, and raising our profile in a positive manner through the way in which he/she represents Foodbank Lifeline to all parties. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Effectively handle all client and other enquiries in a timely and courteous manner, being fully respectful of client situations and approaching people with a sympathetic tone. Manage all client data including ensuring the foodbank is GDPR compliant. Liaise with social workers, agencies, and partner NGOs to ensure good relations with all parties. Train, motivate and guide employees and volunteers in the execution of their duties and provide feedback. Effectively delegate tasks to volunteers and employees. Maintain volunteer database and ensure sufficient volunteers rostered for pick up points and box packing. Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on stocks, donations, activities, volunteers. Prepare collection sheets for each pick-up point and co-ordinate statistics to update records. Maintaining an efficient and safe working environment for all employees and volunteers. Prepare Method Statements and Risk Assessments when required. Update and maintain financial and stock records of all purchases made from all suppliers. Work with the storekeeper/driver to ensure that the quality, quantities and pricing of the stocks received comply with what was agreed at ordering stage and with contracted agreements where relevant. Perform periodical stock control of products including physical stock takes, the checking of expiry dates and reporting any variances and product write-offs. Review stock levels and ensure sufficient stock is available for the preparation of food boxes/bags and placing orders to suppliers as required. Co-ordinate deliveries and food donations, ensuring stock received is dated, checked and stored correctly following storage guidelines and following proper rotation of stock Ensure appropriate inventory and ordering systems are in place whilst ensuring that there is no over-stocking that leads to unnecessary idle stock and write-offs due to expiry. Ensure Health & Safety measures are in place. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communication, team management and organisational skills. A positive attitude and strong ethics which support the foodbank’s values and culture. Familiarity with basic financial reports and proficiency in the relevant software programs. Strong time-management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organise. To work flexible hours to manage and operate the Foodbank effectively, including weekends as necessary. Proven track record of great client service. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working in a similar position. Valid clean Category B driving licence. Proficient user of MS Office and Excel. Excellent written and verbal communication skills of English and Maltese language Closing Date: Friday 4th September 2020 Interested? APPLY NOW
You can make a real difference to people’s lives.