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Healthy Living Centre Dartford
Across the borough of Dartford
Compensation: £16,800 per annum 0.6 FTE (FTE £28,000)
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract
Healthy Living Centre Dartford is seeking an experienced Project Officer with relevant experience to develop and manage an urban food-growing network across the borough of Dartford, Kent. This is a two-year contract, made possible through a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Growing Community is a project that places food at the very heart of everything we do. In this way, we will have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, economic and environmental development, education, culture - even creativity. We will achieve this by creating a network of food-growing spaces in the community across the borough.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of environmentally themed project work and knowledge of land use and small-scale food production: planning for planting, harvesting, and storage of produce and general land management. They will have a working knowledge of the food chain and of growing food locally.
They will also evidence experience of recruiting, inspiring and managing volunteers in community projects, as they will be responsible for building a viable and efficient team to sustain the programme. Ideally, they will have experience of generating income, including writing funding bids, and of managing budgets.
They must be a confident communicator, as the role will involve working with a wide range of partners including local authority officers and elected members, schools and academies and private landowners across the borough. The post holder will be responsible for completing regular progress reports to the charity’s management board and funders.
This post requires an enhanced DBS check.
Overall purpose of the post
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About Healthy Living Centre Dartford
We reduce health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing by delivering and facilitating opportunities for training, volunteering, social interaction and community engagement. Our vision is to embed food and related health benefits at the core of our activities - cooking, growing, eating together and developing a local food network, enabling our communities to grow together, share and strengthen skills and knowledge to become more resilient and create new opportunities to thrive.