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FEAST With Us
Posted: 14 Sep 2023
Deadline: 30 Sep 2023
Compensation: £30,000 gross annual pro rata
Job Title: Redbridge Food Action Alliance (RFAA) Coordinator
Reporting to: FEAST Operations Manager
Hours: 21 hrs per week, flexible days
Holiday: 25 days pro rata + bank holidays
Salary: £30,000 gross annual pro rata
Location: Redbridge Borough - based in the Welcome Centre Welcome Project IG1 1QX, and various other locations across the borough
Contract: 12 month fixed-term, with probability of extension subject to funding
FEAST With Us - Feeding and Empowering All Sustainably Together (FEAST)
FEAST With Us (FEAST) started in 2015 as a weekly community meal at a hostel for homeless people, using surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away. Each meal is a collaboration whereby volunteers and people experiencing food insecurity cook and dine together as equals. We support people with daily nutritious meals per week in multiple hostels for people experiencing homelessness, and 1-2 services per week in and delivered to community centres for anyone struggling with food poverty. We now work with 14 partner venues across London.
FEAST is expanding its services including offering training on nutrition and practical experience in the kitchen for vulnerable people experiencing food poverty, to give opportunities to help people become independent from food aid services. In partnership with UCL we were awarded funding by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) General and Education Trust (GET) Fund to conduct an 18-month cross-sectional study assessing the nutritional status of homeless adults residing in temporary accommodation. This research is much needed to identify dietary health inequalities and solutions to support this disadvantaged population group who are known to experience food insecurity and likely malnutrition.
Inclusive; Collaborative; Empathetic; Empowering; Innovative
Redbridge Food Action Alliance (RFAA) Background
Since January 2023 FEAST have been building relationships with existing partners and other VCS food aid providers in Redbridge borough, as well as with Redbridge council and public health. In August 23 we were awarded funding from the GLA to create a new network of cross-sector food organisations to work together to tackle food poverty in the borough – the Redbridge Food Action Alliance. Food initiatives in Redbridge span the borough but are often not coordinated. Building collaborative relationships will provide opportunities to share best practice, collaborate on joint initiatives, submit joint funding opportunities and to develop sustainable services beyond food aid.
Since October 2022 FEAST have led a similar initiative in Camden – the Camden Food Partnership, and will draw on their experiences and learnings to support the new RFAA.
The RFAA Coordinator will lead the initiative to create a new RFAA – a collaborative network of voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations providing free or low-cost food across the borough, and other cross-sector food organisations, including SMEs, food suppliers, retailers, growers, educators, as well as Redbridge Council and Public Health.
The RFAA Coordinator will be supported by a part-time Community Partnerships Coordinator who will also support the Camden Food Partnerships, enabling sharing of best practice and resources between programmes.
Lead the RFAA network infrastructure setup and core development - 25%
Relationship building across the RFAA network and steering group - 40%
Coordinate the development, and oversee the delivery of the poverty action plan - 25%
RFAA communications and meetings - 10%
We are looking for the following skills, aptitude, experience and attitude; you may be stronger in some areas than others and FEAST will provide training to support personal development. Your experience should evidence your shared values with FEAST and a personal commitment to our mission to reduce food poverty amongst vulnerable people. You must be able to travel to and work from Camden for at least 50% of your working time.
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FEAST will provide formal induction and training to meet the needs of the successful applicant.
To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis when received, and we aim for interviews to be held between 2 – 13 October.
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About FEAST With Us
FEAST With Us mobilises volunteers to use surplus food to cook nutritious meals for and with Londoners facing food poverty.