Jobs & volunteering

Project Manager: Regional Food Economy, North West England

Salary £30,000 to £34,000 – depending on experience

Length: Part-time (4 days per week)

Deadline: 27 November 2017

Duration: Contract-funding secured until end September 2020, with possibility of extension subject to funding. Subject to 3 months’ probationary period. Start date Jan/Feb 2018.

Location: North West England: Primarily working from home or a local co-working space; it may also be possible to work occasionally at the office of an organisation affiliated to Feedback. Travel within the North West of England also required; as well as occasional travel to London

Feedback’s Regional Food Economy Pilot is a three-year project to create a socially desirable and politically feasible blueprint for a replicable low-carbon, resilient regional food economy as a radical alternative to our current destructive, growth-reliant system. This goal will be achieved through establishing a successful, visible, community-anchored social enterprise in the North-West of England, that keeps food and food waste within the region. The Project Manager will lead on the development and delivery of the Regional Food Economy pilot.

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Pig Idea Policy Officer and Stakeholder Coordinator

Salary £28,000 pro rata

Length: Part-time (4 days per week)

Deadline: 27 November 2017

Duration: Fixed term contract – funding secured for 6 months, with possibility of extension subject to funding. Subject to 3 months’ probationary period.

Location: London Fields, East London

The Pig Idea campaign aims to maximise the recycling of former foodstuffs as animal feed and lift the EU ban on feeding catering and post-consumer food waste to omnivorous non-ruminants, such as pigs. We propose to emulate the Japanese and South Korean systems with a robust legal framework for the safe processing and use of food waste to prevent the outbreak of animal diseases. The Policy Officer and Stakeholder Coordinator will support the Pig Idea Campaign Manager / Animal Feed Specialist with the overall aim of campaign to lift the current ban on using meat-containing food waste as feed for non-ruminant livestock.

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Fundraising Manager – Trusts and Foundations

Salary £30,000 pro rata

Length: 4 or 5 days per week, to be negotiated with successful candidate

Deadline: 11 December 2017

Duration: Initially a 1 year contract with possibility of renewal/ permanent role, dependent on funding

Location: London Fields, East London

Working closely with the Executive Director, as well as with other members of the senior team, the Fundraising Manager will research and write compelling applications to trusts and foundations. As such, the postholder will be expected to proactively keep informed about developments in the food and environmental sectors. The postholder will also lead on reporting to these funders and maintain and develop these relationships. The postholder will work to engage institutional supporters, create connections and develop the organisation’s networks with such funders. The postholder will identify new trusts and foundations, and build and maintain a robust pipeline of income generation opportunities.

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