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Remote
£28,000 plus - based on experience
Full-time
Contract ( Dec 2025)

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Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of research, farming and policy working as part of the GFM team to support the development of the GFM framework and its application on farm, in the food supply chain, for education and learning, policy and finance.

Reporting to the Head of Research of the SFT, you will join the GFM team responsible for a wide range of trials, in the UK and internationally. These include Defra Elms pilots, farm cluster groups, supply chain trials, and international trials delivered as partners of Regen10. Our trials test the application of the framework and the use of the GFM by other stakeholders. 

You will work collaboratively with the trials team managers supporting the design, evaluation and timely delivery of trials. You will lead the quantitative and qualitative analysis of results and the design and reporting of feedback from participants, working with project partners, our trials team, and the wider SFT team to achieve and communicate outcomes. You will provide technical support to the team for the current GFM assessment and work with them and other project partners on the continuing development of sustainability assessments and data collection methodologies for application nationally and internationally. 

The postholder will also have the opportunity to contribute to related work on the conceptual development and application of the framework in different contexts. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Support the team of trials managers responsible for a wide range of GFM trials, in the UK and internationally. 
  • Lead on the quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of results and the design and reporting of feedbacfrom participants.
  • Support the reporting and communication of results, leading the writing of key reports for stakeholders as needed. 
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of assessments used for the trials nationally and internationally - providing technical support including around data management, cleaning and extraction. 
  • Support the design and facilitation of workshops for trial farmers and farm advisors. 
  • Support the team to deliver their trials and meet trial deadlines, whilst sharing best practice and learnings across the team to build on the skills and strengths of the team across all trials. 
  • Contribute to GFM framework development and its application beyond the trials.
  • Support the development of learning resources to explain farm sustainability and sustainability assessments to farmers using the GFM framework. 
  • Contribute to peer reviewed journal article(s) on the value of framework for building farm advisor / farmer knowledge and support for farm sustainability, and on adding a state-of-the-system approach to certification assessments. 
  • Work with project partners, our trials team, and the wider Global Farm Metric team to achieve and communicate our GFM mission and outcomes. 

Relationships:

  • Contribute to discussion and review of metrics and GFM team outputs and planning. 
  • Attend internal meetings on-line and in-person to share and discuss progress. 
  • Engage with external organisations as required to support and promote the GFM and the trials. 
  • Attend external meetings and events to present work as required (mainly in the UK, potentially EU)
  • Work with the wider GFM and SFT team to support related work when needed.
  • Engage with our externals partners and consultants to identify potential for collaboration and avoid duplication in related areas of work.
  • Engage with the Regen10 Frameworks Hub team and contribute to discussions, planning and reports. 

Specifically, we are looking for candidates who have experience with and can demonstrate the following: 

  • Masters level qualification (or degree level with 2-3 years relevant workplace experience) in a subject area related to food and farming 
  • Good knowledge and practical experience of UK farming and farm sustainability. 
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills. 
  • Experience in developing, delivering, or researching farm sustainability assessments including knowledge of LCA and similar impact assessment approaches.
  • Competence in the use of Excel and other packages to collect, manage, analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data. 
  • Ability to create simple coding for data management, analysis and display an advantage 
  • Experience of delivering high quality, robust reports and written materials for different audiences 
  • Experience of engagement with farmers and/or farm advisors (desirable).
  • Experience of contributing to peer reviewed publication (desirable).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload in a fast-paced project delivery setting. 
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently, planning and managing workloads and meeting deadlines 
  • Ability and willingness to work within teams collaboratively to deliver outputs. 
  • Personal commitment to driving the transition towards more resilient and sustainable farming systems, with and an understanding of the needs and concerns of the farming community. 

Location: Remote/home working in the UK, but some travel within the UK (office Bristol, London) and potentially the EU for meetings and events. 

Posted by
Sustainable Food Trust View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 13 June 2024
Closing date: 13 July 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Campaigning,Intl Development,Policy/Research

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