Don't miss your opportunity to become a part of our growing team!

Pecan is a highly respected and dynamic Christian charity. We have been working throughout Southwark for 30 years, helping people who face seemingly impassable barriers to find a way through, re-write their futures and flourish. Our strong staff and volunteer team work with the most vulnerable people to transform lives and communities. Our work is founded on our mission, vision and values, and we are committed to showing kindness, raising self-belief and inspiring hope for the future in the individuals we serve.

When working for Pecan, you can expect to become a valued member of a diverse and supportive team. In addition to a place in our 30-year legacy, you will receive a generous holiday allowance, pension contribution and life assurance cover. You can also expect regular team meetings and social opportunities, and a variety of other benefits. Read about our Christian Ethos here.

We are an equal opportunities and disability-friendly employer. We guarantee to offer an interview to those with a disability who meet the minimum criteria.

Current Vacancies

Southwark Foodbank Deputy Manager


​Full time | £28,088 pro rata | Permanent | Based in Peckham
(36 hours per week)



Pecan is recruiting for this role to assist the Southwark Foodbank Manager in all operational aspects of running the Southwark Foodbank within the social franchise of the Trussell Trust.



Main responsibilities: 

  • Coordinating a team of staff and volunteers and serving clients.

  • Co-ordinating Voucher Holders and managing the E-referral system.

  • Facilitating the effective running of Foodbank Welcome Centres.


We want to hear from you if you: 

  • Are you passionate about food security

  • Have a good knowledge of advice and support services for people in financial crisis

  • Have experience of working at a fast pace with people in crisis



Please read the Job Description before applying.

​To apply please visit Charity Job uploading your CV and covering letter (max 2 pages). In the covering letter please address the questions below:


  • Why do you want to work for Pecan?

  • Tell us about your passion ending the need for foodbanks.

  • What is your experience of food insecurity projects?

  • What is your experience of delivering frontline community and / or advice projects?

  • What is your experience of delivering dignified customer service?

  • Anything else you would like to tell us?


Closing Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021, 9am

Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 16th August 2021



If you have any further questions please email

Women's Services Fundraising Officer


Pecan is recruiting for this role to lead on the delivery of a fundraising strategy for the Women's Service, playing a pivotal role in helping us secure future funding and sustainability. You will work closely with the Women's Services Manager, as well as Pecan's Partnership Manager, to develop additional income streams particularly in the areas of digital individual donors and corporate fundraising. 










For more information and to apply for this post, please visit Charisma Charity Recruitment



Closing Date: Wednesday 11th August 2021

​Interview Date: TBC

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Kickstart Scheme


Pecan is recruiting for a few different roles through the Kickstart Scheme as advertised by DWP. This scheme is for individuals aged 19-24 that are receiving Universal Credit. Please see the details of each post below. Click on the job title to access the job description.


Foodbank (2 posts)

Job Title: Logistics Assistant

Job Title: Warehouse Assistant


Part time | London Living Wage | 25 hours per week | Fixed-Term | Based in Peckham
(Monday – Friday, 5 hours per day)


  • Do you have basic numeracy and literacy skills?

  • Are you a good team player with good communication skills?

  • Are you physically fit and willing to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and ages?


Fundraising & Marketing (2 posts)

Job Title: Fundraising Assistant

Job Title: Marketing & Social Media Assistant


Part time | London Living Wage | 25 hours per week | Fixed-Term | Based in Peckham
(3.5 days a week, 9am – 5pm)


  • Do you have good administrative skills with a high attention to detail?

  • Do you have a good grasp of working with numbers and spreadsheets?

  • Do you have good IT skills with knowledge and experience of using social media?


Peckham Pantry

Job Title: Customer Service Assistant

Part time | London Living Wage | 25 hours per week | Fixed-Term | Based in Peckham
(shift Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 7pm)


  • ​Do you have a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy skills?

  • Are you willing and able to move stock?

  • Do have a mature attitude and a keen sense of humour?


Please read the job description of the post you are interested in before applying.
If interested, please contact your Universal Credit Work Coach including the job title of the post you are interested in.




Closing Date: Open Timetable
(we will be looking at candidates on a rolling basis)


Interview Date: TBC


If you have any further questions please email

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At Pecan we are committed to transforming lives through kindness, belief and hope by enabling individuals to believe in their potential. As a Christ centred organisation we seek to treat all people with inclusivity, openness and respect, demonstrating Jesus’ grace and love in action.


Pecan's 30 year legacy working in the community of Southwark


8% pension contribution

Generous holiday allowance

Flexible working

Life Assurance Cover

(4 times annual salary)

Accredited London Living Wage Employer

Up to £100 contribution towards the cost of glasses

Employee Assistance Programme

In-house fruit and veg rota

Regular appraisal and supervision

Internal and external training programmes

Certified Disability Confident Employer


Wellbeing programme for physical and mental wellbeing

Free Perkbox membership

Based in vibrant Peckham

Regular prayer together

4 team away days annually


Staff socials

Supportive culture

Investors in People 

19 years continuous recognition. 

We currently hold a Silver accreditation.

The 2017 report states:

“100% of people feel appreciated for the work that they do at Pecan. It is a very positive environment in which to work and there is much praise from leaders, managers and colleagues.”


10 years continuous accreditation. The most recent report (2018) states:

“An enduring strength of Pecan is the professional, client focused and empathetic team displaying an exceptional commitment to local people and supporting clients to
progress and achieve their full potential.”

APS (Approved Provider Status)

First achieved by our Moving On project in August 2015. The report states:

“Using a person-centred approach mentors were able to motivate mentees and to provide effective support with an impressive range of daily living issues… The Moving On mentors and management team are clearly very committed in their support of the mentees. Moreover, the project is well embedded in PECAN’s wider community services, such as the careers and employment support, the Foodbank and HOurBank that can also benefit the mentees.”