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.

Job details

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
  • 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.


Other duties

  • 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
Knowledge &


  • Comfortable to manage time and work priorities effectively without need for continuous supervision
  • Solid experience of effective collaborative working with mixed groups and ability to resolve different opinions professionally
  • Experienced relationship builder and comfortable within all levels of public and private sector environments
  • Experience of project co-ordination and completion


  • Experience of coordinating/delivering projects in food and/or health
  • Experience of co-ordinating events/conferences
  • Experience of committee working
  • Understanding/awareness of national issues impacting on sustainable food supply
  • Experience of communicating complex issues to diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of dealing with local press, using all media channels and communication networks




  • Social media literacy
  • Confident in standard Microsoft IT packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with diverse groups professionally
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to write and submit to deadlines all reports as required by fundholders
  • Excellent presentation skills


  • Knowledge of website development


  • Interest and knowledge of sustainable food systems
  • Knowledge & experience of finding and writing grant applications

All applications and personal statement with CVs to be made to:

Chair, Hull Food Partnership

161 High Street


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.


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