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Job DescriptionAbout Feeding the 5000
Feeding the 5000 is a global campaign founded by food waste author Tristram Stuart to raise awareness of the scale of food waste and its positive solutions. A micro-organisation that punches far above its weight, with dramatic campaign achievements both in the UK and abroad, Feeding the 5000 has now been commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program and the European Commission to internationalise its campaign. Feeding the 5000 combats food waste in ways that inspire the public, businesses and governments, combining this mass mobilisation with rigorous, hard-hitting research. F5K’s style has been to enact the positive solutions to global problems, and inspire systematic change at every level, demonstrating that a small group of people can transform a previously ignored issue into a global priority.
About Gleaning Network UK
Gleaning Network UK is an exciting new initiative to save the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on UK farms every year. We coordinate teams of volunteers, local farmers and food redistribution charities in order to salvage this fresh, nutritious food and direct it to those that need it most. Gleaning Network UK is in an exciting phase of expansion and we are now setting up new regional hubs in Kent,Brighton, Cambridge, Manchester and Bristol. The hubs will work with the central office in London to organise gleaning days locally.
About the role
We are looking for five enthusiastic, highly organised and proactive individuals to join Feeding the 5000 team in order to drive the expansion of our exciting new project Gleaning Network UK into five new regions. You will be responsible for developing the Gleaning Network in your area, the logistics of organising gleaning days, and promoting the Gleaning Network through social and conventional media. You will help save numerous tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables from going to waste on farms which will then be redistributed to charities serving people in food poverty in the UK.
1. Build and maintain relationships with growers, volunteers and charities in your region:
2. Manage regional gleaning hub:
3. Media, and promotion of the Gleaning Network:
Key Skills, Experience and Attributes:
Desirable skills, experience and attributes:
Working hours are flexible but the role will require a commitment of between 1 and 2 days per week as a minimum (based on a 7.5 hour working day) in the initial stages of recruiting farmers to the network, increasing to 2days per week or more with flexibility in the lead up to gleaning days.Some weekend work may be required to attend gleaning days depending on farmers’ schedule. A commitment of at least 2-3 months is required.
The role will be based at home but it is essential that the gleaning coordinators are based in the area they are applying for.
This is a voluntary position and travel expenses will be covered for travelling to farms for gleaning days.
To apply for this role, please send your CV with a short cover letter (one page maximum) to the email linked to below explaining why you thinkyouare suitable for the role. Please include the location you are applying for in the email subject.
Deadline for applications is Monday 20th January, with Skype interviews being conducted on the same week.
Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to respond to all applicants individually so only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.