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Community Activator - Food & Climate Action

Glasgow Community Food Network
Glasgow-based

Posted: 1 Jun 2021

Deadline: 21 Jun 2021

Compensation: £26,500 pro-rata (28 hours a week, £21,200 per annum)

Paid Part-time


Job description

The Food & Climate Action project is a partnership approach to climate action through food systems change. The project builds on years of excellent work carried out by the community food sector, and is framed around key actions in the new Glasgow City Food Plan. It will enable communities to be actively involved in creating a sustainable, fair and healthy food future, ensuring participation from the ground up. Core themes of the project are community participation, urban agriculture, food education, campaigning, and COP26.

The Community Activator post is integral to the delivery of project activities. This post will be one of five Community Activator roles based at project partner organisations. This post will be hosted by Glasgow Eco Trust and work closely with the team there to engage with local communities and activities. This post is part of a team structure, and will work cooperatively with the other Community Activators, Project Manager, Project Coordinator and Project Support Officer.

The project is funded through the The National Lottery, Climate Action Fund.

https://glasgowfood.net/projects/food-climate-action

Job Description

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with the team, partners, stakeholders and communities to provide ‘on the ground’ delivery of key project outputs and outcomes.

  • Lead on the practical aspects of organising green assemblies, food education programmes and community involvement in COP26.

  • Support and be actively involved in the project’s urban agriculture ambitions.

  • Be open to learning and sharing best practice.

  • Empower local groups to take action on food and climate change, by building capacity and supporting them to apply for the Peer Budgeting grants available in year 2 of the project

In addition:

  • Supporting volunteers and freelance staff who are involved in the project.

  • Back office and administrative duties as applicable.

  • Seek new opportunities for spin-off projects and resources to implement them.

  • Apply for additional funds to support project delivery.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Commitment to and experience of developing and implementing impactful work to promote sustainable food, farming, or related topics

  • Practical experience of working with low income urban communities, and an understanding of the inherent challenges and inequalities.

  • Direct experience of community development, community education and capacity building or empowerment project work.

  • Natural and effective facilitator, practiced in communicating key messages in meetings, events and workshops.

  • Experience of working in partnership with multiple organisations on complex projects.

  • Previous involvement in networks and movements that advocate for intersectional, social and environmental equity.

  • Dynamic approach, and able to respond flexibly to challenges and opportunities.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with good attention to detail.

  • High level of IT competency including use of email, databases and content management systems.

  • Commitment to and experience of cooperative and non-hierarchical working.

  • Good time management and organisational skills.

Desirable

  • Experience of supporting and supervising contractors, staff and volunteers

  • Applying for and raising funds.

Application information

To apply for this role please email a 2 page CV and covering letter also no more than 2 pages, detailing your suitability for the job to hello@glasgowfood.net.

Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 21st June 2021.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th- Wednesday 7th July 2021.

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About Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network - Connecting and supporting the people and organisations of Glasgow who grow, produce and eat food to create a flourishing food system for all.