Programme Officer - Food for Life Get Togethers
Contract: Fixed term contract until May 31st 2023
Hours: Full time of 37.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol (home-based initially)
About our organisation
The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.
We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market and we protect forests.
We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.
About the opportunity
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.
Are you passionate about positively changing people’s lives through the power of good food? Food for Life Get togethers is a UK-wide programme which will connect different generations and backgrounds 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 that strengthens their communities.
If you are a consummate organiser with a keen eye for detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast pace environment, then we would love to hear from you.
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. Please ensure that you completed the attached self-disclosure form to apply for this position and please note that if you are successful in your application to the role any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory 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 (pro rata for part-time). For more information on our benefits please visit our website.
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 20th July, 2020
Interviews are expected to take place: online on Monday 27th July 2020
Please follow this link below to read the full Job Description for the role.
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Soil Association is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. We are working to correct this and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.
Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association