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The Food Foundation
The Food Foundation, The Rain Cloud, 76 Vincent Square SW1P 2PD
Compensation: £35k pa
Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract
A key role leading the delivery of our global engagement work on food systems with young people, businesses and city leaders at critical international events over the next two years.
About the Food Foundation
The Food Foundation is a young, dynamic, impactful and charity working to influence food policy to support healthy and sustainable diets. Working at the interface between academia and policy makers (parliamentarians, civil servants, local authorities) and businesses, we use a wide range of approaches to make change happen including events, publications, media stories, social media campaigns and multi-stakeholder partnerships. We also work directly with citizens to ensure their lived experience is reflected in our policy proposals. We are independent of all political parties and business, and we are not limited by a single issue or special interest. We work with others who believe there is a problem with the system and want to change it. We have a terrific and dedicated group of trustees and expert advisers who support our work.
About the opportunity
Our food system accounts for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and plays a critical role in deforestation and biodiversity loss, both of which are contributing to rapid climate change. Our diets are the largest single contributor to ill health globally.
These outcomes are no longer sustainable and are prompting policy makers to consider how the food system can be re-engineered to deliver better outcomes for people and planet. The Food Foundation is playing a leading role in the UK in developing policy proposals which can help to re-orient the food system to deliver better outcomes. The UK’s food system is intimately related to the global food system, as half of the food we eat is imported from other countries. This project will take the UK’s experience and leadership to a global level to help to drive change internationally.
The postholder will coordinate the delivery of this cross-organisational project which will:
The work will focus on 3 groups of actors who have a part in driving food systems change:
This position is a new post and will be in place for 22 months for the duration of the project funding.
At least 5 years work experience in all aspects of project management. Experience of working at an international level. At least 2 further years of work experience in relevant areas in food.
Technical skills and knowledge
A proven project manager who can effectively mobilise teams to deliver results in a timely fashion
Working knowledge of international food policy and experience of the policy change process
Extremely well organised, efficient worker able to manage competing demands and prioritise workload
Financially competent and conversant with financial monitoring and budgeting
Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
Clear, articulate communicator (verbal and written) capable of inspiring and motivating people
Commitment and experience in evidence based advocacy
Using a range of digital communications strategies
Experience creating compelling social media content
Drive to make a difference and a bias for action
Quick, confident yet considered decision making
Understanding of international food policy context
Self starter with the intuition and ability to foresee problems and avoid them
The position will be full time and could work from home up to one dpw.
Salary: £35,000; 5% contribution to pension.
Start Date: TBC. Expected Early July.
For more information about The Food Foundation, please visit: www.foodfoundation.org.uk
Apply by June 9th with a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the role to email@example.com marking the subject line with “Project Manager”.
Interviews will be conducted via zoom and short listed candidates will be contacted directly to arrange suitable times.
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About The Food Foundation
An independent organisation aiming to present solutions to government and the private sector to address the growing challenges facing the UK’s food system.