New Storehouse Development Manager

Storehouse Development Manager

We would like to welcome Julian Holbrook who has joined us as the new Storehouse Development Manager.

Prior to this position, he was a Development Officer in the Community Engagement Team at Greener Kirkcaldy for 4 years.  Whilst there he worked on community food programmes and zero waste activities.  He also was the lead for climate change awareness events and training.  Other previous employment roles included working for Keep Scotland Beautiful as their Community Action Support Programme Officer, Manager of Adaptation Scotland (building climate resilience) and a Senior Environmental Audit Officer with Scottish Natural Heritage.  He has also worked with Damhead Organic Farm and Garvald Home Farm and spent a year with Nourish Scotland on their food poverty project  (Menu for Change) with Oxfam Scotland, The Poverty Alliance and the Child Poverty Action Group.

He is an organic smallholder and converted an old byre into his eco-home.

In his new role as the Storehouse development Manager he will develop the community shop set up (currently operating on a wholly voluntary basis) and establish systems for its smooth daily running including designing a stock management system, reviewing food handling procedures and introducing procedures for expanding and supporting our volunteer team. He will also oversee the expansion of the shop when building work is complete and be involved in planning the new retail and social activities. He fully supports the Storehouse ethos of providing affordable good quality food produced as locally and ethically as possible.