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Head of Food for Life Get Togethers Programme

Soil Association
Spear House, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 3NX

Posted: 10/04/2019

Deadline: 24/04/2019

Compensation: £43,500 pa

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

Contract: 4 years, Fixed term, starting in June 2019

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Bristol-based (opportunity for home based but with weekly travel to our Bristol office)

About us Food for Life is an innovative, fast-growing Soil Association programme that aims to make good food the easy choice for everyone and to reconnect people with where their food comes from. We work with schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings, communities and places to build food knowledge and skills and to transform food culture for the better through a holistic ‘whole setting’ approach.

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About the opportunity

Food for Life Get Togethers is a 4 year, UK-wide multi-partner Food for Life programme which will connect different generations through cooking, growing and sharing food, bringing people together to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, tackle loneliness and isolation and build new friendships between people of all ages and from all walks of life that strengthens their communities.

Your role

The Head of Food for Life Get Togethers will lead and manage a large and diverse team across the UK in delivering this transformational programme. With overall responsibility for the programme, the role will include managing people, partners and work programmes, from on the ground project delivery to communications, budgets and evaluation. Supported by a highly skilled and motivated team, your job will be to ensure successful programme delivery and to be the Food for Life Get Togethers champion both within and outside the organisation.     

About you

We are looking for an inspirational leader and a consummate project manager for this ambitious and complex multi-stranded programme. If you are an experienced project manager with a passion for changing lives, then we would love to hear from you

Please visit our website to read the full Job Description for the role.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people that we work with. In accordance with this commitment we ensure that we follow a thorough and safe recruitment and selection process for all roles that work with children. 

Our employee benefits

Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including: 

• 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service • A defined contribution pension scheme • Free membership of the Soil Association Charity • Discounts on organic produce, farm visits • Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives • Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers • Cycle to work

Application information

To make an application for this role please visit our website to complete an application form and send to

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About Soil Association

Our organisation started in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Our team of around 250 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.