5 x Engagement Officers at Soil Association

Food for Life is about making good food the easy choice for everyone. Food For Life 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.

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 programme aims to bring people of all ages together to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, tackle ageism and build new connections that strengthens communities. 

Your role
As an 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 following target areas of: Northern Ireland, Yorkshire & Humber, West Midlands, Scotland or Greater Manchester.

About you
Food For Life are looking for you to come with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of successfully delivering on set project outputs, outcomes and to deadline
  • Experience of delivering training and being comfortable in presenting information and ideas to others in a group settings
  • Experience of building productive working and/ or volunteering relationships with a range of community stakeholders which inspire action
  • Experience of working or volunteering in Early Years, Schools, Care Homes or community based older people’s settings

For further information, visit: www.soilassociation.org/work-with-us/job-opportunities/2019/may/engagement-officers-food-for-life-get-togethers/

The posts are Fixed term for 2 years, starting August 2019

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 24 June 2019 within the area that the role is based (Northern Ireland, Yorkshire and Humber, West Midlands, Scotland or Greater Manchester.).

To apply
To make an application for this role download the application form from the above website (stating which location of role you are applying) and send your completed application to: [email protected]