Contract: Fixed term for 3 years, starting June 2019
Hours: Fulltime, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Home based in Northern Ireland with regular travel to Belfast, Fermanagh and Newry Mourne and Down District
Food for Life is about making good food the easy choice for everyone. We work with schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings and whole communities, to make healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm. We reconnect people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, while championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients.
Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are here http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/
About the opportunity
Are you passionate about positively changing people’s lives through the power of good food? Food For Life Get Togethers is a 4 year, UK-wide programme which will connect different generations through cooking, growing and sharing food. The project will bring people of all ages together to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, tackle ageism and build new connections that strengthens communities.
As the Northern Ireland Programme Manager for Food For Life Get Togethers, you will be responsible for managing the development, delivery and sustainability of inclusive cross generational food activities. These activities will take place in schools, early years, care and community settings in the target areas of Belfast, Fermanagh and Newry Mourne and Down District as well as across Northern Ireland as a whole. Food For Life Get Togethers is an exciting new programme for Food for Life which builds upon previous successful work linking generations through cooking, growing and sharing food together.
You will be able to develop key local and regional strategic partnerships and collaborations, working closely with partners to achieve set KPI’s on time and within budget.
You will be responsible for recruiting and line managing a Regional Engagement Officer for the Northern Ireland programme.
We are looking for an outstanding project and people manager, with experience of working with local and regional stakeholders and partners. You will be experienced at building positive relationships at a senior level as well as with front-line staff and service users. You will be confident at fostering collaborative working and presenting complex information and ideas in an accessible way. You will enjoy taking a test and learn approach to programme delivery that puts people in the lead and promotes local ownership.
Please see below to read the full Job Description for the role.
Commitment to Safeguarding
The Soil Association and Food for Life are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people, and adults at risk that we work with. In accordance with this commitment we ensure that we follow a thorough and safe recruitment and selection process for all roles that work with children and adults at risk. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate. This role meets the Requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check.
Our employee benefits
Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including:
• 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
• A defined contribution pension scheme
• Free membership of the Soil Association Charity
• Discounts on organic produce, farm visits
• Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
• Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
To make an application for this role please download this application form and send a completed application to [email protected].
Thank you for your interest in the Soil Association and our job opportunities
Closing date for applications: 9am, 24 April 2019
Interviews are expected to take place in Newtownards on the 08 May 2019