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The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
Compensation: £40,365 FTE
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract
About this role
The Sustain alliance is seeking to employ a coordinator (maternity cover) for our well-established London Food Poverty Campaign. This will involve promoting effective policy and practical initiatives to alleviate food poverty; linking local authorities with people who are experts in the lived experience of food poverty, and promoting uptake of schemes either instigated by local authorities or run by third-sector organisations who champion solutions that help improve incomes and access to good food.
Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 organisations working internationally, nationally, regionally and locally. Some of our recent campaign successes, working with a broad alliance, include the following. Our alliance has campaigned for and won:
Sustain is an unusual organisation – small, creative, friendly, supportive, responsive and highly effective. We are frequently complimented for “punching well above our weight”. We value our staff and pride ourselves on creating an organisational culture that focuses on good relationships and working together to achieve ambitious change.
About Sustain’s work on food poverty
Sustain believes that modern-day hunger is unacceptable, and we are working to end it by improving policy and practice at the national and local level. Many councils, community groups and others are taking action to ensure people are able to eat well and to address the root causes of people’s difficulties in accessing good food. However, we witness time and again how local action is being severely hampered by public policy that sometimes significantly increases, rather than reduces, food insecurity for many households. Major cuts to local authority budgets and rising fuel, food and housing costs undermine local efforts to address food poverty. And at a national level, welfare policy does not provide an adequate safety net for those experiencing food poverty for both people in and out of work.
Sustain coordinates action calling on government, councils and other statutory partners to step up and tackle the root causes of food poverty together, thereby rebalancing the burden of responsibility that currently falls far too heavily on charities, faith groups, volunteers and others responding to local need. These groups are being unfairly relied on to respond to people in food crisis, and in some cases replace what should be provided by adequate incomes and our shared safety net.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Campaign Coordinator will have a varied and exciting workload, will work closely with colleagues and in collaboration with Sustain’s senior management, campaign staff and project partners. The Campaign Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:
Diversity matters to us. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. Diversity helps us identify where change is needed and what is required to promote equity as well as reflect the concerns of our wide alliance of members.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We are happy to discuss and consider flexible working at the point of hire.
The Campaign Coordinator will contribute to the mutually supportive culture of Sustain (including staff and project participants) in which equality and diversity are not just respected but actively promoted.
Sustain is seeking a creative and experienced communicator with fantastic team working skills who shares our commitment to addressing the root causes of food poverty, and who has the following skills and experience:
Subject to government Covid-19 guidelines, the role will involve travel around London.
Please see the full job description here.
To apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
As we are recruiting for several positions over this period, please put London Food Poverty Campaign Coordinator in the subject line of your covering email along with your name.
Deadline: 10am, Monday 12th April 2021 Interviews for this position will take place virtually in week commencing 19th April.
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Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.