We are recruiting

Action for Local Food, Climate Action

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced more than £14 million in grants for communities across the UK to help tackle climate change.

The grants are the first to be announced as part of the ten-year £100m National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund. Here at Octopus Community Network we are delighted to announce that our collaboration with Global Generation has resulted in our 18-month Development Project being funded.  So, we are recruiting to fill two posts assigned to the project.

 

 

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We are now seeking two people to fill the Climate Action posts, which offer a fantastic opportunity to join an established and passionate team delivering a community-led Urban Growing programme in Islington. Over the next 18-months, we are embarking upon a development programme that broadly employs the three permaculture ethics as part of an ambitious rethink that puts food at the heat of our response to the climate emergency.

You will focus on building a movement of people who are passionate about a sustainable approach to growing, including food growing in our community. A key objective of the role will be to initiate and sustain a community-led Call to Action, which will influence the creation of a draft sustainable local food policy and a community-led growing strategy.

 

Your ability to observe what is there and what is needed, survey and make good analysis of findings is key. As is your ability to work with others to co-design a brand-new programme of activities, implement pilot testing, capture and exchange learning. So, you will need to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, be highly organized with a quick thinking, problem solving attitude. Excellent communication skills are essential and strong skills in social media communications is a must. You are required to be a great team player, yet capable of working on your own, using your own initiative.

 

As well as applying your practical skills and know-how to support the development of innovative food growing spaces, you will responsible for network building, movement making, influencing and public relations. As a result, you will play a key role in achieving an authentic community-led approach to climate action, whilst raising the profile of the project at a strategic and grass-roots level. 

 

The project offers a unique opportunity to develop innovative food growing spaces in some of the most unusual and sometimes unassuming places in Islington. So, if you are eager to make a difference and can demonstrate that you are passionate about climate change, implementing innovative ways to gardening concrete and developing an urban food system, this job is for you. It will be highly rewarding with tangible and intangible experiences that you will keep for life!

Email: rosie@octopuscommunities.org.uk for more details.

 

Climate Action Officer, Food Waste

Salary, £18,720 + 5% workplace pension contribution, part-time, 22.5 hours per week, 18-months

The post of Climate Action Officer (Food Waste) will focus on building a movement of people who are passionate about reducing food waste and distribution of food surplus in our community. A key objective of the role will be to initiate and sustain a community-led Call to Action to the community on reducing food waste.

Please find job description here

Applications to be received by: 5pm on Monday 26th October 2020

Interviews will be held on: Friday 30th October 2020

Climate Action Officer, Sustainable Gardening

Salary £18,720 + 5% workplace pension, 22.5 hours per week, 18-months

The post of Climate Action Officer (Sustainable Gardening) will focus on building a movement of people who are passionate about a sustainable approach to growing, including food growing in our community. A key objective of the role will be to initiate and sustain a community-led Call to Action, which will influence the creation of a draft sustainable local food policy and a community-led growing strategy.

Please find job description here

Applications to be received by: 5pm Monday 26th October 2020

Interviews will be held on: Friday 30th October 2020

Interested in our Climate Action Officer vacancies?

Please send your CV and covering letter to Rosie - rosie@octopuscommunities.org.uk

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