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Local Programme Manager - Lancashire

Soil Association
Home-based (must be able to travel to locations within Lancashire)

Posted: 19 May 2023

Deadline: 4 Jun 2023

Compensation: £35,694 per annum

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract Remote working


Job description

About our Organisation

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.

We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market, and we protect forests. We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.

About the Opportunity

Soil Association 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, early years settings, caterers, communities and whole places, helping them raise food standards and build food knowledge and skills through a ‘whole setting approach’. Lancashire County Council Public Health department has commissioned Food for Life to deliver an ambitious two-year programme to work with schools, early years settings and community groups to embed the Food for Life approach to good food across the county and drive positive outcomes for public health, the local economy and the environment.

About You

You will have experience of leading and inspiring change and substantial project/programme management experience, including: delivering to targets; risk management and adaptation; managing the contribution of others to your project; and adhering to budgets and deadlines. You will be passionate about what is on your plate with a desire to share that passion and your wealth of information with other people so they can make informed choices that benefit themselves, the local economy and the planet.

You will need a full driving license and must be able to travel to locations within Lancashire.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults 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. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate. Please note that if you are successful in your application to the role any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

  • 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution increasing with length of service
  • Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce
  • Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce


37.5 Hours per week

Fixed Term - 2 Years


Home-Based (in or close to Lancashire with regular travel)

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About Soil Association

Our organisation started in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Our team of around 250 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.