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Regional Programme Manager

Soil Association
Home based

Posted: 10/04/2019

Deadline: 24/04/2019

Compensation: £33,056 pa

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

About us

Food for Life is about making good food the easy choice for everyone. We work with schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings and whole communities, to make healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm. We reconnect people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, while championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients. 

Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are here 

About the opportunity

Are you passionate about positively changing people’s lives through the power of good food? Food For Life Get Togethers is a 4 year, UK-wide programme which will connect different generations through cooking, growing and sharing food. The project, will bring people of all ages together to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, tackle ageism and build new connections that strengthens communities.

Your role  

We have 3 roles available in Wales, Northen Ireland and Midlands fixed term for 3 years.

You will be responsible for managing the development, delivery and sustainability of inclusive cross generational food activities. These activities will take place in schools, early years, care and community settings in the target areas within your region.  

Food For Life Get Togethers is an exciting new programme for Food for Life which builds upon previous successful work linking generations through cooking, growing and sharing food together.  

You will be able to develop key local and regional strategic partnerships and collaborations, working closely with partners to achieve set KPI’s on time and within budget.

About you

We are looking for outstanding project and people managers, with experience of working with local and regional stakeholders and partners. You will be experienced at building positive relationships at a senior level as well as with front-line staff and service users. You will enjoy taking a test and learn approach to programme delivery that puts people in the lead and promotes local ownership. You will be confident at fostering collaborative working and presenting complex information and ideas in an accessible way. 

Please visit our website to read the Job Descriptions for these roles

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Soil Association and Food for Life are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people, and adults at risk 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 and adults at risk. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate. This role meets the Requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check.

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.