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Good Food in Greenwich Strategic Lead

Unit 6, Greenwich Centre Business Park, 53 Norman Road, SE10 9QF

Posted: 28/08/2020

Deadline: 25/09/2020

Compensation: £27,500 pro rata

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract

Job description

Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) is the lead for the Good Food in Greenwich Partnership, and has been at the forefront of innovative and exciting work in all areas related to food for over 20 years.  We are looking for a passionate, experienced and dynamic person to lead on the strategic direction and action of the partnership.

The main aims of this role are to develop the Good Food in Greenwich strategy and achieve the Sustainable Food Places Silver Award for Greenwich.  This role will coordinate the silver award actions, working on an action plan with partners across the borough to move the work forward and reach a successful Silver award by next year, whilst also developing the partnership and growing overall engagement within the borough.  

Specific Duties   

Partnership Development and Management  

  • Lead on developing a strategy for the partnership 
  • Continue to build relationships with current partners and stakeholders and explore new links, thinking innovatively about how food issues intersect with a broad range of interests 
  • Develop a membership strategy, formally registering members and engaging new ones 
  • Identify opportunities for joint working, and facilitate partnership members to deliver  
  • Grow our grass roots movement through campaigns, events, and other activities  
  • Supervise the Good Food in Greenwich administrator  
  • Lead on maintaining website with up to date information and events 

Silver Award 

  • Be the contact for SFP and responsible for the silver award work including coordinating the award response        
  • Lead on engaging a wide range of partners and stakeholders in designing an action plan, ensuring work is progressing 
  • Develop communications plan in collaboration with colleagues 
  • Develop funding and contract bids in collaboration with line manager 

Improving food systems  

  • Stay up to date on the policy environment around food and identify opportunities to press for change 
  • Develop work which amplifies community voices to influence policy and decision making at a borough level 
  • Regularly feedback and update the wider Partnership and stakeholders about relevant work taking place at borough, regional or national level and opportunities to participate or support 
  • Communicate sometimes complex information simply and make relevant for diverse audiences 
  • Coordinate the partnership’s scrutiny of relevant policy Joint work and project delivery  

Application information

Please email for a full application pack.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st October 2020. 

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About GCDA

GCDA works across London supporting communities to be healthier and more sustainable. We do this through training, health and enterprise programmes such as cookery clubs, culinary skills and enterprise training. We also run food partnerships, food business network and deliver consultancy on a range of programmes.