Project Manager

Sustainable Food Trust

Flexible, weekly travel to Bristol required
£32,000 - £40,000 (dependent on experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected]

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th March 2021  

Position Summary

The post-holder will be responsible for project managing the Sustainable Food Trust’s harmonised sustainability metrics work. This position will involve working closely with the Deputy CEO to coordinate a new collaborative initiative (based on the SFT’s previous work in this area) to develop an industry agreed framework for measuring on-farm sustainability. This includes coordinating stakeholders, working groups, farm trials and keeping track of project deliverables and outcomes. 

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Play a lead role in coordinating the harmonised farm sustainability metric (HFSM) initiative, managing a small but effective team of individuals as part of a secretariat.
  2. Support the delivery of a series of working groups, each involving a significant number of stakeholders.
  3. Help coordinate the delivery of on-farm trials of the harmonised sustainability metric and contribute to the subsequent follow up.
  4. Prepare documents to support the project, or facilitate others to do so, and work with the Deputy CEO to ensure that evidence is robust and consistent with SFT policy.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with key organisations and individuals and play a role in facilitating collaborative work with partner organisations in the UK and internationally.
  6. Contribute to funding applications and reporting as required.
  7. Work with the Policy Director, CEO and Deputy CEO to raise awareness among the research community and opinion formers about issues relating to food system sustainability.
  8. Oversee project finances, ensuring that expenditure is controlled in line with budgets agreed with the Deputy CEO and Board of Trustees.
  9. Lead on the monitoring and reporting of project outcomes, keeping SFT staff, Directors, partners and other stakeholders informed, and ensuring the timely submission of reports to project funders.
  10. Work with the Head of Communications to ensure project updates are communicated effectively.
  11. Work with and/or supervise other staff members, contractors and interns as appropriate.

Note: This job description does not form part of the contract of employment but indicates how the contract should be performed. The job description may be subject to amendment.


Please send your CV and a 1-page cover letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable for this role and your reasons for applying to [email protected]

The deadline for receiving applications is 09:00 GMT on the 16 March 2021

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