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UK Food Citizen Academy Manager

The Soil Association
Closing date
15 Mar 2021
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Job Details

37.5 hours per week

2 year fixed-term contract: 1st May 2021 - 31st May 2023

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

Food For Life Get Togethers is an innovative UK-wide programme which connects people from different backgrounds together through food activities which are good for people and planet. We’re approaching the half way point of this 4 year programme. 

The Get Togethers team is made up of experienced community engagement staff as well as five national partners and a growing network of local community organisers who catalyse community action on good food across the UK.

The Food For Life Get Togethers programme is part if Food for Life at the Soil Association, which strives to make good food the easy choice for everyone.

About you

•  Knowledge and experience of delivering services which build leadership, transform motivations and capacities to take on more leadership

•  Experience of volunteer role development and management 

•  Experience of developing and managing networks which increase members’ capacity to engage in network functions and connectivity between members 

•  Experience of delivering or managing the delivery of training, coaching or peer mentoring services.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults 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.

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, week commencing 22nd March 2021

To Apply

Visit our website to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application. Correspondence regarding your application will be sent through Hireful, our applicant tracking system, so please mark this as a safe sender. All candidates will subsequently receive an email from Hireful to confirm whether they have made it through to interview stage.

For any queries, including to be sent the full job description, please contact

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

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 supporting our work at the Soil Association

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