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Nov

Feeding Liverpool – Development Officer

Posts available: 1.
Contract: Funded for 3 years.
Term: Full-time.
Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 depending on experience.
Hours per week: 37.5 hours.
Days per week: Monday – Friday and will include some evening and weekend work as required by the responsibilities of the role.
Reporting to: Good Food Programme Director.
Location: This role will be office-based but will include local travel, as required by the responsibilities of the role. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel beyond the office. Their current office is at Liverpool Archdiocese Offices, Croxteth Drive, L17 1AA. This is to be reviewed in early 2022.

Feeding Liverpool is the city of Liverpool’s food alliance, connecting and equipping people and organisations to work towards good food for all. They want to create a city where everyone can eat good food, no matter who they are and where they live.

Their aims are to:

  • Create arenas for practitioners to share, learn together and shape good practices in relation to good food for all
  • Draw on experiences from the ground to contribute to and influence policy debates and decisions locally and nationally
  • Raise awareness and develop greater public understanding of food policy and related issues.

One particular aspect of their role is to provide what Bishop Paul Bayes describes as a ‘line of sight to the street and back’. They want to ensure the voices of people who have first-hand experience of hunger and food insecurity, and of those who are working in our communities to tackle poverty, are heard by our local and national policy makers.

The Development Officer will grow and develop Feeding Liverpool’s existing network, connecting together organisations concerned with good food for all. Working with and often through existing community, faith and non-statutory organisations, they will develop and support mechanisms for communities to shape the future of their local food environments. Through facilitating processes of co-production, the Development Officer will support local people of all ages, and abilities including those with experience of food insecurity, to develop local influencing strategies and campaign for change, as together they seek to create a city where everyone can eat good food.

This role is funded for three years by The Trussell Trust as part of their Organising and Local Mobilisation Programme. Together they seek to build a movement to end the need for foodbanks.

To read the full job description and to apply, please visit the Feeding Liverpool website.

For more information, please contact Dr Naomi Maynard at naomi@feedingliverpool.org or call 07835 947583.

Deadline: Midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021.

Interviews will take place at the Roman Catholic Archdiocesan Offices, Croxteth Drive, L17 1AA on Monday 20 December 2021. For candidates who are invited to an interview, but is unable to make this interview date, the panel will seek where possible to offer an alternative interview date of Friday 17 December 2021.

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