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Projects Officer: Neighbourhood Food Model

Pembroke House
Walworth, London

Posted: 27 Mar 2024

Deadline: 29 Apr 2024

Compensation: £29,903

Living Wage employer

Paid Full-time Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract


Job description

The Walworth Neighbourhood Food Model is an ambitious, long-term approach to tackling the root causes of food insecurity in our neighbourhood. It offers a vision for a network of complementary spaces and initiatives, to build social connection through food, develop local supply chains, and transform the local food economy. This is a key role with a significant level of responsibility, working in a small dynamic team, at a crucial time in the development of this ambitious programme.

As Projects Officer: Neighbourhood Food Model you will lead on specific projects within the wider Neighbourhood Food Model. Your role will be to grow collaborations, facilitate groups and workshops, and coordinate action. You will be building alliances with local food growers, chefs, researchers, council officers and residents to build a better local food system in Walworth.

Responsible for: Planning, organising, recruiting, facilitating and documenting a range of groups and collaborations that aim to transform Walworth’s food system.

You will need to be dedicated and passionate about neighbourhood food, and able to inspire others. You will need to be adaptable and relish uncertainty, and you will be creative and enjoy problem solving. You will also enjoy bringing some order to things by finding the right level of detail at which to project plan, and find personal satisfaction in being organised with good record keeping.

Contract length: 12 months

Salary: £29,903.50 per year. 

Location: Pembroke House (SE17 1QR), Walworth Living Room (SE17 2JU) and wider Walworth neighbourhood (SE17).

This role is not suitable for remote-working. The vast majority of the work requires you to be present for in-person meetings, activities, and events in the neighbourhood of Walworth, South London.

Hours of Work: Full time post: 5 days / 35 hrs per week, in person. (Full time availability is preferred, but 0.8 FTE may be considered)

Usual working week is Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, but this role requires some flexibility to work evenings or weekends to attend community meetings or events. 

For a full job description and person specification please visit our website.

Application information

To apply for the role please visit our website to complete the application form.

Application Deadline: 9am Mon 29th April 2024

Interviews: Week of 6 May 2024

We will be shortlisting and interviewing suitable candidates as soon as applications come in, and encourage you to apply soon.

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About Pembroke House

Pembroke House is a centre for social action and residential community in Walworth, south-east London. For over 130 years, we’ve been working to bridge traditional divides and unite people – whatever their background or walk of life – in building a better Walworth.

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