Bristol, City of Bristol
£27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the role:

Feeding Bristol is looking to fill this newly created role of Community Manager. This key position will be to influence and provide strategic support to grass-roots organisations in responding and tackling the issue of food insecurity.


COVID-19: We are currently leading the strategic city-wide crisis food solution for feeding the economically vulnerable throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. This work has reflected our ability and willingness to pivot the organisation’s focus to the critical needs of the time. As a strategic leader across community groups, you will also need to be capable of ‘flicking the switch’ from project management to crisis resolution if, and when, it occurs – such as we have done now, and during the summer school holidays of 2019.


  1. Do you love Bristol and want to help improve the system which provides a pathway for disadvantaged people to build independence and food security?
  2. Can you support strategic and collaborative change across Bristol’s charities and community organisations?
  3. Are you passionate about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the third sector in Bristol?
  4. Can you work at a grass-roots level and also see the bigger picture?


Feeding Bristol has been in operation as a charity for over 2 years, and has delivered significantly beyond its means – and plans to continue doing so. With a vision of reducing food insecurity at a systemic level, it is important to recognise that Bristol has a well-established food social sector. It is for the organisations in this sector that we act as an umbrella organisation to support the sector’s efficiency and effectiveness. We bring business acumen to city-wide thinking and planning in reducing food insecurity. Your role will be to support the development of local food ‘hubs’ and in-turn, help to deliver and manage projects which tackle food insecurity across Bristol.


Contract details:

Hours: Full-time (part-time may be considered)

Salary: £27,000 gross annual salary + 32 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

Reports to the Director of Feeding Bristol


Driving change across Bristol at a grass-roots level:

You will be taking on the challenge of being the key point of liaison between Feeding Bristol and grass-roots organisations.

In January 2020, we updated our Theory of Change to reflect the evolving food landscape and the learnings we had taken from our first two years of operation. The COVID-19 crisis has emphasised the importance of the role and the purpose of Feeding Bristol given the expected increased level of food insecurity due to a weakening economy. Your role will be to understand the issues in local communities, what initiatives work well and don’t work well and what additional support is needed and why You will be focusing on delivering projects that support our Vision, that “everyone in Bristol has access to nutritious and affordable food, and has the skills, knowledge and are empowered to eat healthily.”

For more information about Feeding Bristol’s vision, our Theory of Change can be found here.


Key projects and responsibilities:

The objective of your role is to reduce the number of people living in food insecurity in Bristol. How you do this will change over time, however, the initial focus will include the following:

1. Developing local community hubs

  • Designing and implementing a more collaborative community hub model across the most disadvantaged wards of the city
  • Documenting and understanding the nuances of the different areas of Bristol
  • Using your knowledge of local projects to connect organisations across the city so learnings can be share

2. Healthy Holidays project management

  • Initially responding to the issue of holiday hunger, this project now looks to: Increase food provision to vulnerable children and families during school holiday periods; Working during term-time, ultimately aiming to reduce the issue of holiday huger by successfully delivering projects and initiatives that provide long-term change

3. Supporting the overall vision of Feeding Bristol

  • Providing the point of liaison between Feeding Bristol and grass roots organisations
  • Engaging with local communities and building strong and lasting relationships with community groups
  • Providing information and evidence to the Director about the root causes of key issues
  • Providing recommendations to the Director about new projects required for specific communities in order to address issues and deliver change


Refreshed on: 28 May 2020
Closed date: 21 June 2020
Tags: Project Management, Operations

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