Job Vacancy - Food Inequality Officer
Apply now and help fight food inequality in Hull!
- Position: Food Inequality Officer
- Hours: 30 hours per week (0.8 FTE / 4 days per week. Full Time Equivalent 37.5 hours per week)
- Salary: £22,400 pa (0.8 FTE. Full Time Equivalent £28,000 per annum)
- Annual Leave: 16 days pa (0.8 FTE. Basic Annual Leave is 20 days Full Time Equivalent)
- Position Type: Fixed Term Contract until December 2023
Who we are
Hull Food Partnership is part of the UK Sustainable Food Places (SFP) network and works in collaboration with the city farm Rooted in Hull. By driving system change and working with the many local delivery projects already in place, Hull Food Partnership is developing a recognised strategic and collaborative approach to good food governance and action in the city.
About the post
Funding has been awarded to Hull Food Partnership by Reckitt and Hull City Council to maintain a Food Insecurity Officer post in Hull with the aim of creating a joined-up approach to tackling food poverty, food insecurity and the wider financial exclusion issues that lead to food poverty across the city and start to consider realistic and working solutions.
There is a fundamental need to support well-being and health for everyone. It is critically important that everyone is able to access affordable, healthy food, appropriate for their cultural, religious and dietary needs on a daily basis.
The main role of the Food Inequality Officer will be to build on and strengthen past work through the development of the Hull Food Inequality Alliance, actively engaging with wide range of stakeholders and facilitating collaboration to develop a city-wide strategic Food Poverty Action Plan to address and mitigate the issues that contribute to food poverty.
We are seeking a committed self-starter who is able to bring their knowledge of the intersecting issues that people facing food poverty experience, and can mobilise positive change to tackle this. The postholder will be able to motivate individuals and organisations to get involved and bring their work to a wider audience using case studies and through developing resources.
This role will include working alongside the Hull Food Partnership Development Officer and Veg Cities Community Campaign Officer in embedding this work in the Hull Food Strategy and refreshing the Hull Food Action Plan and Hull Food Charter, ultimately gaining the Sustainable Food Places Silver Award.
This post will be 30 hours per week, worked flexibly, initially until December 2023, but may be extended subject to funding. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted. A city centre office base is provided, though the role will also allow for some level of home working by agreement and will require travel across the city to different locations for stakeholder engagement.
Please see the Food Inequality Officer_Job Description Person Specification for further details about this role.
How to Apply
Please submit a personal statement (no more than two pages of A4) demonstrating how your skills and experience directly meet the requirements of this role as set out in the person specification, along with a current CV and details of two referees to:
Chair, Hull Food Partnership
161 High Street, HULL HU1 1NQ
If you have any questions about the role, please ring Hilary for an informal discussion on 07939 569347.
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 13th February 2022
Interviews: Will be held on Thursday 24th February 2022 with start as soon as possible.
Those selected for interview will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation during the interview.
If you have not heard from us by Monday 28th February 2022, we regret you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.