Northern Ireland Engagement Officer
Salary: £24,967 pa
Contract: Fixed term starting January 2020 – May 2021
Hours: Fulltime, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Home based with regular travel to Belfast, Fermanagh, Omagh and Newry Mourne and Down District
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.
As the Northern Ireland Engagement Officer for Food for Life Get Togethers, you will be responsible for promoting the Programme by engaging and inspiring settings, groups and organisations to participate by phone, online and face to face. You will provide practical support to settings to deliver cross generational food activities and assist in all aspects of programme delivery.
The programme will take place in schools, early years, care and community settings in the target areas of Belfast, Fermanagh, Omagh and Newry Mourne and Down District as well as across Northern Ireland as a whole. 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.
We are looking for an outstanding individual, with experience of successfully delivering on set project outputs, outcomes and deadlines. You will have experience of building productive working or volunteering relationships with a range of community stakeholders which inspire action and experience of working or volunteering in Early Years, Schools, Care Homes or community based older people’s settings.
Please follow this link to read the full Job Description for the role.
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
Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 27th November 2019
Interviews are expected to take place in Belfast on Friday 10th December 2019
Please note we will look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to bring the closing date forward at any time.
Please note that a full driving license is required for this role.
To make an application for this role please download this application form and send a completed application to email@example.com. Please ensure the application file is a Word Document and that the file name includes your full name.
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