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Food Inequality Officer

Hull Food Partnership
161 High Street, Hull HU1 1NQ

Posted: 11/09/2020

Deadline: 27/09/2020

Compensation: £28,000 pa FTE pro rata

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

Organisation: Hull Food Partnership  

Position: Food Inequality Officer  

Hours: 30 hours per week  

Salary: £28,000 pa FTE pro rata   

Annual Leave: 20 days pa pro rata  

Reports to: The Hull Food Partnership Steering Group and Chair  

Closing Date: Sunday 27th September 2020 

Interviews: w/c Monday 5th October 2020 

 

Who we are  

Hull Food Partnership is part of the UK Sustainable Food City (SFP) network (http://sustainablefoodplaces.org/) and works in collaboration with the city farm Rooted in Hull.  By driving system change and working with the many local delivery projects already in place, Hull Food Partnership will embed & develop a recognised strategic and collaborative approach to good food governance and action in the city. 

About the post 

Funding has been awarded to Hull Food Partnership by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to create a Food Inequality Officer post in Hull with the aim of creating a joined-up approach to tackling food poverty, food insecurity and the wider financial exclusion issues that lead to food poverty across the city and start to consider realistic and working solutions.    

There is a fundamental need to support well-being and health for everyone.  It is critically important that everyone is able to access affordable healthy food appropriate for their cultural, religious and dietary needs on a daily basis.  

This post will be 30 hours per week, worked flexibly, initially for a fixed term of 17 months but may be extended subject to funding. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted. A city centre office base is provided, though the role will also allow for some level of home working by agreement and will require travel across the city to different locations for stakeholder engagement.   

The main role of the Food Inequality Officer will be to build on and strengthen past work through the development of the Hull Food Inequality Alliance, actively engaging with wide range of stakeholders and facilitating collaboration to develop a city-wide strategic action plan to tackle food poverty in Hull that also addresses the financial exclusion and financial insecurity issues that contribute to food poverty. 

We are seeking a committed self-starter who is able to bring their knowledge of the intersecting issues that people facing food poverty experience, and can mobilise positive change to tackle this. 

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details about this role. 

Application information

Please submit a personal statement demonstrating how you would suit this role along with a current CV and two references to:  

Chair, Hull Food Partnership  161 High Street  HULL HU1 1NQ 

Or by email to hilary@rootedinhull.org.uk 

If you have any questions about the role, please ring Hilary for an informal discussion on 07939 569347.  

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 27th September 2020 

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th October 2020 with start as soon as possible. 

If you have not heard from us by 5th October, we regret you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Those selected for interview will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation during the interview. 

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About Hull Food Partnership

Hull Food Partnership is open to everyone working across all sectors of our food systems and culture. Through working together, we support and drive activity to realise our vision of Hull as a Sustainable Food Place. It is hosted by urban farm Rooted in Hull. We understand our local food system is complex, which is why we are engaging with people, organisations and businesses across the city to tackle the issues we face.