Food Room Operations Assistant

May 17, 2024
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Halifax Centre of Hope
Salary Range:
$19.00 per hour
2044 Gottingen Street
Posting Expires:
May 26th, 2024
Applications Accepted By:


Responsible for acquisition of various donations for COH including food.  Arrange for transportation and sorting of food that provides safe reliable supplies for the kitchen and food bank.  Maintain records as required of donations. To ensure maintenance duties as assigned are done on a timely and workman like manner, ensuring cost management is a priority.  Engage volunteers to enhance services and ensure volunteers feel engaged and appreciated.  Ensure vehicles are maintained on schedule and kept in a manner that represents TSA well.


  • Ensuring product is moved quickly and efficiently
  • Keep records of shipments
  • Ensure product rotation to control quality
  • Cleanliness of the Food Room
  • Leadership of volunteers who work with food packing or sorting or other donations
  • Communicate with team
  • Pick up local donations as required.
  • Assist with Food Bank
  • Support the CFS team with other tasks as assigned


Health & Safety:

  • Knowledge of cleaning/sanitation
  • Food Handling Course


Working Conditions:

 It is an old building with some heating and cooling problems.  Space is shared with other programs and can be distracting at times.  May require, at times, driving in unfavorable weather conditions.

Hours of Work: 

8:30am to 4:00 pm - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a ½ hour unpaid lunch and two 15 minute paid breaks.

Wednesday 830-1130AM

Saturday 7AM-12PM

The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, upholding our code of conduct.



  • Knowledge of cleaning/sanitation
  • Food Handling Course
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Completed High School
  • Good Team Player
  • Computer Literate


  • Strong Communication
  • Capable working with many vendors
  • Time Management
  • Heavy Lifting (up to 50 lb bags)

Interested applicants must respond in writing by May 26th, 2024 to:

Hiring Committee:


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


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