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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. Find out more about being a Project Leader here.

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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Please select (✓) all the roles you are interested in

We hope that all FoodCycle Project Leaders will commit to a minimum 6 month period. Please note that we ask Cooking and Hosting Project Leaders to lead at least one session per month.

You'll need to wear your T-shirt when you're leading a session, so everyone knows who is leading.

Previous Experience

Please give details below of any relevant work/voluntary experience, training or qualifications that will support you in the role(s) you are applying for.


300 words max


Please give details of one individual who can provide a character, work or academic reference. 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.

E.g. name, position, telephone number

About You

300 words max

300 words max

300 words max

Criminal Disclosure and DBS Checks

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.

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).

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 - please read our criminal disclosure policy for more information

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.