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Impact Manager - Food for Life

Impact Manager - Food for Life

Salary: £30,660 pro rata (£18,396 actual per annum)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part-time, 3 days per week
Location: Bristol (with regular travel throughout the UK) Home-based initially due to COVID19

About us

The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the case for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.

Food for Life (FFL) is an exciting and fast-growing programme that bring schools, nurseries, hospitals and care homes, and their surrounding communities, together around the core ethos of healthy, tasty and sustainable food.

Our programme is about making good food the easy choice for everyone, reconnecting people with where food comes from, enabling citizens to build skills in growing and cooking, and championing the importance of well-sourced and sustainable ingredients.

Our ‘whole setting approach’ means we look beyond the food on plates to help build knowledge and skills to embed and maintain a positive food culture. Food for Life engages whole communities to create a powerful voice for long-term change.

Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are on our Food for Life website.

About the opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to manage a range of activities associated with impact, learning and evaluation of Food for Life Programmes. This role comes at an exciting time in the development of our new and ambitious ten year strategy at the Soil Association and we are looking for someone to manage our impact and learning data across Food for Life Programmes to meet our ambitions for impact on Climate, Nature and Health.

Your role

As our Impact Manager, you will work across a range of programmes and projects including locally commissioned programmes of work and the UK-wide Lottery-funded Food for Life Get Togethers programme.

Building on a range of independent evaluations and methods for capturing impact you will develop and maintain further processes for data collation and organisation which ensures that data is accessible for a wide range of team members and communicated effectively with a range of audiences. You will have a particular focus on quantitative data and lead on systems such as CRM to develop and maintain evaluation functions.

About you

You’ll thrive in this role if you enjoy developing new solutions, and have substantial experience in managing and analysing data using various systems and software. You’ll have a thorough understanding of research ethics and have a range of experience in writing academically sound reports.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about capturing and sharing learning and impact in robust and innovative ways and is excited by the opportunity to build evidence associated with climate, nature, health and food.

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 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.

Important dates

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 28th September 2020
Interviews are expected to take place: Wednesday 7th October 2020

To Apply

Please read our full job description for this role.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter (both in Microsoft Word format) to recruitment@soilassociation.org. Your covering letter must cover the “essential” criteria listed in the Job Description. Failure to submit a covering letter may mean your application is removed from the shortlisting process. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

Please also complete our equal ops form and return this with your CV and cover letter.

Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in Food for Life and our job opportunities.