We are looking to find a Local Food Project Worker to support households, schools and groups in the Dunbar District. The deadline for submitting a letter of interest and CV regarding this contract is by 5pm Friday 11 May to the attention of Sustaining Dunbar Local Food Project, 16 West Port, Dunbar EH42 1BU. For more information please call 01368 866 920 or email email@example.com
Sustaining Dunbar has secured funding to employ a consultant to deliver support to local food growing projects in conjunction with our ‘Household Canny Challenge’.
You will support participating households and schools to increase local food growing. You will also support Incredible Edible Dunbar in developing community gardens and orchards and other projects. You will work closely with our Compost Support Worker to encourage food waste reduction and increase nutrient recycling through worm composting.
You will be specifically responsible for:
- Aligning your community engagement strategies with the Household Canny Challenge Project.
- Working with local primary schools to develop new growing projects.
- Supporting our team’s work with local primary schools to inspire and enable families to reduce food waste and grow more food.
- Working with participating households and groups to support new food growing in gardens and public spaces and to establish skills sharing and learning circles.
- Working with and supporting ‘Incredible Edible Dunbar’ to develop the Belhaven Hospital garden project, community orchards, ‘edible routes to schools’, local food labelling scheme and practical food skills courses.
- Working with the Project Coordinator to liaise with East Lothian Council and support their development of a Local Food Policy, in particular to:
- Develop local food procurement for school kitchens
- Reduce food waste in schools
- Enable use of public space for food growing
- Monitoring and evaluation of Household Canny Challenge Project and carbon savings.
You will also be expected to attend and participate in whole staff-team meetings/activities as required, to promote the wider aims of Sustaining Dunbar, to contribute to newsletters and project websites and to carry out other reasonable duties as required.
We are initially able to offer up to 46 days of consultant’s time to be spread over one year at £125 per day.
Consultants will be self-employed and able to start as soon as possible.
Interpersonal skills – the ability to engage productively with groups and individual members of the public
The ability to translate our targets into achievable community goals
The ability to break our goals into smaller community action points
Skill sharing – the ability to effectively share the practical skills and experiences you have gained
Communication – the ability to communicate simple and effectively both verbally and in writing
Experience of training and skill sharing in a paid or voluntary capacity for at least 2 years
You will have worked in a food growing environment for at least 2 years
Experience of project development from idea through to delivery
Experience of working with schools
No particular qualifications are required but a horticultural qualification would be helpful
Please submit a letter of interest regarding this job along with your CV by 5pm Friday 11 May to Sustaining Dunbar 16 West Port, Dunbar EH421BU. For more information please call 01368 866 920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org