Uttlesford Foodbank Advocacy and Campaigns Office

Posted on: January 24, 2022

Uttlesford Foodbank Advocacy and Campaigns Officer

Uttlesford Foodbank is committed to working with the Trussell Trust to develop an influencing strategy to help end the need for foodbanks and we are looking for someone who is equally committed to advocate for ending poverty and food insecurity.

This new part-time position will be home based (20 hours a week) with local travel and occasional further UK travel. The position will be for an initial one-year period, subject to extension up to three years.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering the Uttlesford Foodbank Campaign for Change strategy alongside our volunteer campaigning team.

Reporting to the Foodbank Project Coordinator and supported by the Trussell Trust’s Organising and Local Mobilisation (OLM) team.

Responsibilities  

  •  To develop and implement the local Campaign for Change strategy.
  • To explore and understand local factors that are bringing people to need the foodbank’s support.
  • Identify and address the local drivers of poverty with the appropriate organisations and encourage the establishment of a district poverty and food insecurity alliance group.
  • Provide guidance for the volunteer campaign team, developing the campaign skills and capacity of the volunteer team.
  • To ensure Uttlesford Foodbank social media reflects the messages from the Uttlesford Foodbank local campaign for change strategy.
  • To work with the OLM team and engage with the training and support on offer.
  • To support clients to share and tell their stories which can be used to support the campaign for change.
  • To establish a database of members of the community who are interested in being involved with local campaign activities.
  • To manage expenditure of the campaigns budget liaising with the Uttlesford Foodbank Coordinator.

Personal Specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and committed individual who has experience of campaigning and advocacy work as well as managing and working with volunteers. Your attention to detail will enable you to see projects through to completion whilst focusing on the overall vision. You will be able to work independently and communicate your ideas clearly to the wider team.  Ability to develop networks and good relationships within our community. Good IT skills across MS Office and an understanding of social media are essential.

 

Application Information

For a full job description please click here.

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] the following:

  • CV(maximum two pages)
  • Covering Letter telling us about your experience and how this relates to the personal specification (maximum two pages)
  • Please submit your application no later than Friday 11th February. We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date for applications.

Uttlesford Foodbank is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

Author: Jade Bolton
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