Project Leader Application Form 

FoodCycle’s Project Leaders are the inspirational volunteers that keep our projects running. If you’ve been to a FoodCycle Project, you will have encountered at least one Project Leader, leading the sessions and making sure that everyone enjoys the meal and the company.

From all age groups, backgrounds, and occupations, our Project Leaders are all united by their passion to make something amazing happen in their community.

So what are you waiting for? Join the team today!

FoodCycle prides itself on being a diverse organisation. We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to make sure the Project Leader application process works for you.

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Previous Experience

Please give details below of any relevant experience that you have that will support you in the role you would like to volunteer for. 


Please give details of any training or qualifications you have achieved that might be relevant to your volunteering with FoodCycle.


Please give details of one individual who can provide character, work or academic references. A family member cannot be a reference for you in this application. If you are a volunteer at an exisiting Project this can be a Project Leader.

Name, Position, Tel No,

About You

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Criminal Disclosure and DBS Checks

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act / Home Office Circular 22/91

Because of the nature of the work, this volunteer position is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and associated Order. Applicants are not, therefore, entitled to withhold details of any criminal convictions which for other purposes might be considered “spent”. DBS Checks will be made against police records in respect of those applicants selected for placement, in accordance with Home Office Joint Circular 86/44. Information given will be kept confidential and will only be used in relation to the application for the voluntary position.


Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form

This form must be completed by all applicants. The information disclosed on this form will be kept electronically on our secured network, and treated with strict confidentiality.

Policy statement on recruiting applicants with criminal records

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the DBS website.

We recognise and value the contribution that people who have lived experiences can make as employees and volunteers, and we welcome applications from them.  A person’s criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence

  • DBS States that all employers must treat DBS check applicants who have a criminal record fairly and should not discriminate because of a conviction or other information revealed.

  • Our decisions will be made on the basis of an assessment of any risk to children or adults,rather than the simple fact that a conviction or other information is disclosed. However,where there is significant doubt, the decision will always favour the welfare of the childrenor adults using the service.

  • All cases will be examined on an individual basis and will take the following into considerationthrough a risk management plan, which would be completed via a conversation with the relevantRegional Manager.

It is important that applicants understand that failure to disclose all unspent convictions could result in disciplinary proceedings or dismissal; and volunteers may be asked to leave the organisation.