Local Programme Officer - Leicestershire

Soil Association

Home based, Leicestershire
£13,095 (FTE £24,538)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 25th July 2019   4 days left

Salary: £13,095 pa (FTE £24,538)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (term time only)
Contract: Fixed term contract until 27th March 2020
Location: Home based in or near Leicestershire 

About us 

Food for Life (FFL) is an exciting and fast-growing programme that is about making good food the easy choice for everyone and reconnecting people with where their food comes from. We work with schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings and whole cities, helping them raise food standards and build food knowledge and skills through a ‘whole setting approach’. 

Our Schools Awards programme has been developed through closely working with settings and using expert knowledge from our flagship schools. The Award programme is based on a flexible framework and enables sustainable change in improving food culture.
The role of a Local Programme Officer is key to enabling effective and efficient delivery as well as providing support to the Local Programme Manager. 

Your role 

As a Local Programme Officer you will be part of a team assisting in all aspects of programme delivery. You will be the key contact for engaging settings, including nurseries and early years, schools, older people/care settings, food service and catering companies with responsibility for guiding settings through Food for Life activities to enable them to achieve an award. You will have great communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to create extensive links within the locality and ensure excellent engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver the programme outcomes. 

About you 

You will have experience of least one of the following organisations/settings - early years/nurseries, schools (primary and or secondary), food service and/or catering companies, preferably coordinating or delivering projects with a food and/or health focus. You are able to build relationships, present clearly and confidently and have an understanding of safeguarding issues when working with children and vulnerable adults. You will be well organised, self-motivated and have empathy with the aims and objectives of the Soil Association and Food for Life.
Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are here www.foodforlife.org.uk

Please read the Job Description on our website for full details about the role.

Important dates 

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 25th July 2019
Interviews will be held on Monday 19th August 2019 

To Apply 

Please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to recruitment@soilassociation.org Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname). 

Thank you for your interest in Food for Life and our job opportunities. 

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