Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Lead
The Hull Food Partnership is part of the national Sustainable Food City network and works closely with and is hosted by the city farm Rooted in Hull. The Partnership networks and collaborates with the many organisations, communities, businesses and voluntary initiatives working on a wide range of food projects over the city making food in the city a more sustainable feature including growing, cooking, eating, procurement, production, waste and food inequalities.
The partnership has recently submitted the documentation to apply for the Sustainable Food City Bronze award which recognises the depth and breadth of the work in Hull bought together by the work of the partnership co-ordinator and lead during this time. The award is designed to recognise and celebrate the success of those cities taking a joined up, holistic approach to food and marks the signs of significant positive change on a range of key food issues.
The role of the Hull Food Partnership Lead is to continue to build on the work already done and to support those collaborations and partnerships in place and find and inspire individuals and communities and businesses who want to work together to make sustainable food the norm in the city.
Employed by Rooted in Hull to lead the Hull Food Partnership.
2 days a week, based in Hull office, currently funded until December 31st 2019.
£23,250 FTE pro rata
20 days holiday pro rata
Main Duties and Responsibilities of Role
- Lead the delivery and promotion of a recently published city-wide HFP Food Action Plan developed with active participation of and contributions from local partnerships and stakeholders
- Facilitate and co-ordinate the effective functioning and governance of the Hull Food Partnership group maintaining and enhancing contacts in a professional manner
- Continue the ongoing promotion and visibility of the Hull Food Charter and HFP across the city
- Support the ongoing progression across all areas of SFC key issues &award criteria see http://sustainablefoodcities.org/keyissues
- Identify key areas currently underdeveloped for future work and collaborate on solutions in the context of the Action Plan
- Represent the HFP at meetings relevant to the progression of the SFC key issues both locally and nationally
- Use a wide range of communication media – press, radio, TV, social media, billboards promotional material – to effectively brand and publicise the work of the HFP group
- Work and support colleagues to promote the Veg City campaign, the Food Power initiative on food poverty and Sustainable Fish city campaigns.
- Working closely with Rooted in Hull monitor all project budgets & petty cash providing financial information to the Steering group monthly meeting
- Carry out effective administrative duties as relevant to the role
- Organise regular events throughout the year on behalf of the HFP and to support other organisations and their events e.g. Farmer’s Market at Hull Minster, Feastival with TimeBank.
- Effectively administer and support the bigger network and create value through involvement in the Food Charter
- Feedback on progress reports to relevant groups
- Develop a consistent and credible message of food sustainability within a city context
- Support the growth of potential social enterprises, innovators and start-up businesses within the city developing links and relationships with other like minded networks in neighbouring cities sharing local good practice and learning.
- Carry out any other duties which may be reasonably requested and that are commensurate with the post.
|Qualifications||Educated to degree level as a minimum, or equivalent experience|
All applications and personal statement with CVs to be made to:
Chair, Hull Food Partnership
161 High Street
HULL, HU1 1NQ
Those selected for interview will be asked to make a short (10 minute) presentation on ‘what is the role of stakeholders in achieving a sustainable food system in Hull’.
If you have any questions about the role, please ring Hilary on 07939 569347.
Closing date: Wednesday May 15th 2019.