Exciting New Role for new Falkirk Food Futures programme, funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund
Forth Environment Link has been awarded over half a million pounds by the UK government’s Community Renewal Fund to address food insecurity in Falkirk.
The Falkirk Food Futures project will see the charity work alongside community organisations, Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, CVS Falkirk and local third sector to build a fairer, resilient and sustainable food future for the region.
Local community groups will be able to apply for grants of between £5000-£30,000 to fund new or existing food projects that improve access to nutritious, affordable food in a sustainable and dignified way.
The charity and its partners will also help communities work towards a food system that is more climate friendly, by delivering food education activities, workshops and events around skill sharing, urban growing and net zero living.
Role: Project Administration Officer
Salary: Scale: £24,500.00
Hours: Full time,35 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st July 2022, extension to contract subject to the confirmation of additional funding
Location: As a result of the ongoing Covid pandemic, FEL currently offers a blended model of home working, office-based work and outreach activity – working patter to be agreed with line manager. Locations for outreach will include communities across Falkirk. Our main offices are Cameron House, Forthside Way, Stirling and Falkirk High Street Hub, 201A-203 High Street, Falkirk. The majority of outreach work will happen in Falkirk.
About the role
To effectively support the delivery of the Falkirk Food Futures Project. Working as part of the wider Falkirk Food Futures team, you will be responsible for supporting the administration and delivery of the grant elements of the project, which is in the Falkirk local authority area. The purpose of the project is to work closely with communities and organisations to address food insecurity in Falkirk and build a fairer more sustainable food future.
We will do this by providing grant funding to local organisations who can reach the populations within Falkirk facing the greatest challenges, in relation to access to sustainable and dignified food. We want to help create more resilient communities with a focus on net zero outcomes around food and reuse.