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Project Coordinator

Glasgow Community Food Network

Posted: 20/11/2020

Deadline: 07/12/2020

Compensation: £26,500 per annum

Paid Full-time

Job description

Full Time, funded for 2 years

The Low Carbon Food City project is a partnership approach to climate action through food systems change. The project builds on years of excellent work carried out by the community food sector, and is framed around key actions in the new Glasgow City Food Plan. It will enable communities to be actively involved in creating a sustainable, fair and healthy food future, ensuring participation from the ground up. 

Core themes of the project are community participation, urban agriculture, food education, campaigning, and COP26.

The Project Coordinator will support delivery of the Low Carbon Food City project by working with partners to develop innovative approaches that help deliver outcomes and outputs. Specifically, this role will take a lead on driving forward the urban agriculture ambitions, in addition to other project tasks.

This post is part of a team structure, and will work cooperatively with the Project Manager, Community Activators and Project Support Officer.

This unique project is delivered in partnership with GCFN, Urban Roots, Glasgow Eco Trust, St Paul’s Youth Forum, The Space, and Central and West Integration Network. The project is funded through the National Lottery Climate Action Fund

Job Description

  • Work with partners to develop plans for upscaling urban agriculture, key liaison between land owners and stakeholders.
  • Lead on development of community food sector mapping – community growing spaces, food education projects, food hubs, pantries etc…
  • Providing consistent support to the partnership by facilitating learning and sharing opportunities, back office duties and internal communications.
  • Collate relevant research and best practice around sustainable food systems and carbon reductions through food systems change, to share with partners and inform project delivery.
  • Work with partners to develop Peer Budgeting programme, to implement in year 2.

In addition:

  • Provide support and supervision to the Community Activators.
  • Seek new opportunities for spin-off projects and resources to implement them.
  • Apply for additional funds to support project delivery.

Person Specification


  • Commitment to and experience of developing and implementing impactful work to promote sustainable food and farming
  • Experience of working in partnership with multiple organisations from across community, government, public and private sectors.
  • Previous involvement of working in networks and movements that advocate for intersectional, social and environmental equity.
  • Experience and understanding of the challenges and opportunities in relation to sustainable food, land use, local government and climate change.
  • Natural and effective facilitator, practiced in communicating key messages in meetings, events and workshops.
  • Practical experience of working with low income urban communities, and a very good understanding of the inherent challenges and inequalities. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with good attention to detail including writing engaging reports, briefings and news items.
  • High level of IT competency including use of email, databases and content management systems.
  • Commitment to and experience of cooperative and non-hierarchical working.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.


  • Previous success writing funding applications, bids and tenders.

Application information

To apply for this role please email a 2 page CV and covering letter also no more than 2 pages, detailing your suitability for the job to, along with this equal opportunities form.

Please state clearly which position you are applying for.

Applications should be received by midday on Monday 7th December 12noon.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th December. We are aiming to have a full team in place by early January 2021.

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About Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network represents organisations and projects delivering sustainable food systems change. We want to see a flourishing and vibrant food culture in our city that ensures good food is available and accessible to everyone.