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Wen - Women's Environmental Network
20 Club Row, London E2 7EY
Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent
Wen are looking for a highly experienced project or campaigns manager, with a strength for realising the vision of a project in a way that brings people together and builds community power to achieve real change. You will lead on Just FACT - a Just Food and Climate Transition, an ambitious five-year programme enabling community-led climate action in our local borough of Tower Hamlets. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead on a truly unique transformational piece of work with incredible local community involvement, inspiring partner organisations and key decision makers already engaged.
Here at Wen we believe that food has a unique power to bring people together across difference to create positive change collectively. It creates a place where we can share knowledge, skills and gain confidence to take high impact action together as a community. Food is also at the heart of many of Tower Hamlets residents’ greatest problems. The Covid-19 crisis has starkly highlighted this as more people struggle to get the food they need, many families unable to afford healthy enjoyable meals, and more people than ever reliant on food banks.
It is vital we do everything we can to take action to prevent a climate crisis. This project believes improving our food system will be a vital part of the solution by creating a more resilient food system that works better for the happiness, health and wellbeing of our communities. That is why we’re calling this project Just FACT – A Just Food and Climate Transition – because we believe that any action we take on climate change must have justice at its heart.
As the Programme Manager you will strategically lead all elements of Just FACT:
Planning and delivery
Understanding impact and sharing learning
Administration and management
Essential Experience & Knowledge
Wen works both in East London and nationally to support women and their communities to take environmental action. We work across a wide range of environmental issues, including building resilient and sustainable local food systems, food growing, nature based wellbeing sessions in women’s refuges, our Environmenstrual campaign and our work on the Feminist Green New Deal.
Wen has been supporting women and communities to grow their own food, and become advocates for environmental action in Tower Hamlets, for over ten years. Wen leads on the Tower Hamlets Food Partnership, bringing organisations and individuals together to build a better food system for everyone in Tower Hamlets. Members include housing providers, food charities, small businesses, schools, social enterprises, community gardeners and the council.
Wen strives to take an inclusive, feminists and intersectional approach to everything we do. This can be seen within our organisation through our participatory leadership model, the types of projects and campaigns we choose to work on and importantly we advocate movement building.
About the recruitment process
To apply for this role please fill in the application form and the equal opportunities form which can be found at www.wen.org.uk/jobs-volunteering/
We will be marking your application based on how you fulfil the person specification. Make sure your statement answers each point on the person specification. You may want to use the points as subheadings in your response. You should prioritize covering the points in the person specification thoroughly above the 'flow' of your writing.
We particularly encourage applications from people of colour, who are currently underrepresented on Wen’s staff team. Wen's work, including this role, is open to all genders and aspires to be a trans inclusive organisation.
If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email email@example.com . We are happy to talk the role and the application process over with you in more detail, and having questions now will not count against you in the interview.
For more information about the Just FACT programme please see the recent announcement here www.wen.org.uk/2020/08/11/justfact/
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 5th of October
Interviews held: Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th of October
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About Wen - Women's Environmental Network
Wen (Women's Environmental Network) mobilises women and their communities to take action for a healthier planet. For the past 15 years Wen's worked locally to champion community food growing projects, help connect people with nature and through the Tower Hamlets Food Partnership is working to create sustainable, just and resilient community led food systems. Wen also works nationally launching inclusive, intersectional and feminist environmental campaigns around plastics in menstrual products, chemicals, air pollution and is leading a coalition to promote a feminist Green New Deal.