Local Programme Manager - Walsall
Contract: Fixed term, until 31st August 2020
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Home based in or near Walsall
Soil Association Food for Life (FFL) is an exciting and fast-growing programme that is about making good food the easy choice for everyone and reconnecting people with where their food comes from. We work with schools, early years settings, hospitals, care settings and whole cities, helping them raise food standards and build food knowledge and skills through a ‘whole setting approach’.
About this opportunity
Walsall Council’s Public Health department have commissioned Soil Association Food for Life (FFL) to deliver a Food for Life Whole Settings approach to healthy eating in Walsall over three years. The aim is to work with early years and schools based on the Food for Life approach to good food across the borough.
The programme will provide skills, knowledge and confidence to lead healthy food behaviours and practices across a range of people and organisations including early years and school staff, caterers, children and their families.
About the role
We are now looking for a Local Programme Manager to lead the programme delivery, research, planning and reporting of our dual– settings programme in Walsall. The programme aims to change the food environment and food culture of the target schools and early years settings in Walsall, with the goal of driving positive dietary change and maximising the health and wellbeing benefits of food. You will be responsible for managing the programme, as well as recruiting and line managing two Local Programme Officers based in Walsall.
You will have experience of leading and delivering change and substantial project/programme management experience, including delivering to targets, managing people, and adhering to budgets and deadlines. You will be passionate about what is on your plate with a desire to share that passion and your wealth of information with other people so they can make informed choices that benefit themselves, the local economy and the planet.
Please read the attached Job Description for full details about the role. We are also advertising for two Local Programme Officers, please visit our website to read more about the roles.
Commitment to Safeguarding
The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people that we work with. In accordance with this commitment we ensure that we follow a thorough and safe recruitment and selection process for all roles that work with children. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate. Please ensure that you complete this self-disclosure form to apply for this position and please note that if you are successful in your application to the role any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 16th October 2017
Interviews are due to take place: Monday 30th October, in Walsall
Please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, via the button below. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname). Please also complete this self-disclosure form and submit this with your application.
Thank you for your interest in the opportunities at FFL and the Soil Association.