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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 Warehouse Coordinator

Part time £22,300 pro rata | Permanent | Based in Peckham

Main responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate volunteers in the warehouse

  • Controlling stock levels 

  • Monitoring Health and Safety

  • Receiving deliveries and donations 

  • Update database

 

Please read the Job Description before applying.

To apply please send a CV and 1 page covering letter to careers@pecan.org.uk

 

In the covering letter please address these 7 questions:

  • Why do you want to work for Pecan?

  • What does Kindness, Belief and Hope mean to you?

  • What is your experience of managing volunteers?

  • What relevant warehouse/logistics experience do you have?

  • How do you meet our driver requirements on the person specification?

  • What IT experience do you have?

  • Anything else you would like to tell us?

 

As we are looking to start the post during a time when public transport is under tremendous strain, we are looking for candidates who can get to Peckham High Street SE15, by alternative travel options.

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 10th July 

Interview Date: Wednesday 15th July

 

If you have any further questions please email careers@pecan.org.uk

Trustee

3 year term | Based in Peckham

Pecan values diversity in its Board and welcomes applications from all sections of the Christian community.  We are especially keen to recruit; more members of the BAME communities in Southwark, young people and people who have experienced any of our services.

 

We are looking for people with the following experiences;

Being a church leader in Southwark or have received a service from Pecan

Or worked in any of the following sectors; charity, commercial or public services 

 

Expected time commitment

 

Pecan’s Trustees meet a minimum of 4 times a year as a full board.  Sub committees meet 2 to 3 times a year.  The Trustees also communicate regularly with the CEO via email and phone.  We expect all trustees to be active.

Please read the Recruitment Pack before applying.

​To apply please send a CV and covering letter to careers@pecan.org.uk

In the covering letter please address these questions:

  • Why do you want to be a Trustee of Pecan?

  • What do our values of Kindness, Belief and Hope mean to you?

  • What skills and experience will you bring to Pecan?

​ Timetable

Please email your application by Monday 10th August 2020 to careers@pecan.org.uk

An informal evening meeting with two Trustees between 24th August and 4th September 2020 at your home or Pecan’s office.

Meet with the CEO at Pecan’s office between 7th and 15th September 2020

If you have any further questions please email chris.price@pecan.org.uk

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To apply, please send us your CV and a Cover Letter (max 2 pages) detailing how you meet the Person Specification. Email to careers@pecan.org.uk

WHY WORK FOR PECAN?

 

 

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.”

Matrix

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.”

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121A Peckham High Street

London, SE15

Registered Charity in England and Wales 801819

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