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Programme Officer – Food for Life Get Togethers

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

Posted: 10/04/2019

Deadline: 24/04/2019

Compensation: £18,008 (0.8 FTE £22,510) pa

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

Contract: 4 years fixed term, starting in June 2019

Hours: 30 hours per week - 4 full days or 5 shorter days per week

Location: Based at the Soil Association offices in Bristol  

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 Programme Officer is a key role in Food for Life Get Togethers. Working closely with the Head of Programme, you will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of consistent project management and administrative processes and for facilitating effective connections, organisation and information flows across this multi-partner, multi-faceted programme. Working with a highly skilled and motivated team, your job will be to help programme management systems and processes run smoothly and efficiently to ensure effective programme delivery. 

About you

We are looking for a consummate organiser with a keen eye for detail and the ability to take the initiative and juggle multiple tasks in a fast pace environment. If this is you, 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. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate.

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 scheme

Application information

To make an application for this role please visit our website and 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.