Download the Food Inequality Officer Job Description and Person Specification

New Vacancy – posted 10th September 2020

Position: Food Inequality Officer

Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary: £28,000 pa FTE pro rata

Annual Leave: 20 days pa pro rata

Reports to: The Hull Food Partnership Steering Group and Chair

Closing Date: Sunday 27th September 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 5th October 2020


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 will embed & develop 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 RB (Reckitt Benckiser, more info here) to create a Food Inequality 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.

This post will be 30 hours per week, worked flexibly, initially for a fixed term of 17 months 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.

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 action plan to tackle food poverty in Hull that also addresses the financial exclusion and financial insecurity 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.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification (downloadable at the top of this page for further details about this role.

How to Apply

Please submit a personal statement demonstrating how you would suit this role along with a current CV and two references to:

Chair, Hull Food Partnership

161 High Street


If you have any questions about the role, please email Hilary for an informal discussion.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 27th September 2020

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th October 2020 with start as soon as possible.

If you have not heard from us by 5th October, we regret you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Those selected for interview will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation during the interview.