Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Development Officer

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Hull Sustainable Food City Partnership Development Officer

Deadline 12th June

£28,000 FTE pro rata.

4 days per week for one year, with anticipation of continued funding.

Based in central Hull office with occasional evening & weekend events.

Flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

20 days holiday pro rata.

What we are

The Hull Food Partnership (opens in a new tab) is part of the UK Sustainable Food City (SFC) network ( opens in a new tab) & works in collaboration with the city farm Rooted in Hull. By driving system change and working with the many local delivery projects already in place, the food partnership will embed & develop a recognised strategic and collaborative approach to good food governance and action in the city.

This job role looks for someone who will continue to build a dynamic food-centred partnership with the food system economy in Hull. Working closely with public health, economic regeneration and other local authority departments, community food initiatives and linking to wider corporate strategies working on post Covid19 recovery this will also include addressing food poverty and diet related ill-health, encouraging city wide physical activity reducing all waste associated with food.

Main duties

  • Drawing from a wide set of documentation available including the Hull SFC bronze award, Hull City Plan, public health & well-being strategies, post-Covid recovery and food industry reports, complete an analysis of the partnership strengths and weaknesses highlighted by the six key issues in the SFC silver award requirements.
  • Identify how The Hull Food Partnership can be aligned with the key strategic partnerships in Hull, including the Health and Wellbeing Board, Business Leadership Board and the Strategic Place Board, and how the SFC framework can be used to complement and add value to existing ambitions for the city.
  • Working with the regional SFC co-ordinator using the SFC planning tool and the city farm Rooted in Hull, review the draft action plan for the city and agree delivery using available resources.
  • Working autonomously and reporting to the Steering group monthly; agree, publish and promote the action plan and review the Food Charter.
  • Using the Food Charter as a starting tool, engage with key organisations that are identified as promoting local and sustainable food, tackling climate change, building public awareness and opening access to good affordable healthy food.
  • Plan, manage and promote the Hull Veg Cities campaign, building on the success of the 2019 growing, cooking and eating schedule in collaboration with Rooted in Hull.
  • Identify potential funding streams that will enable the Food Partnership to sit within the future sustainable food landscape of the city.


Educated to degree level as a minimum, or equivalent experience

Knowledge and Experience


  • delivery of project co-ordination and completion demonstrating experience of working strategically
  • experience of professional working as a relationship builder within all levels of public, voluntary and community sector and private sector environments
  • evidence of managing and planning the working day showing competence in managing time and work priorities effectively
  • demonstrate robust experience of effective collaborative working with mixed groups and the ability to resolve different opinions individually and in a team
  • demonstrate ability to identify potential links and synergies between sustainable food and citywide strategic and policy frameworks
  • experience of working in a development-type role


  • experience of co-ordinating and/or delivering projects in food and/or health
  • experience of co-ordinating a variety of events/conferences at all levels
  • experience and understanding of committee working
  • awareness of the national and international issues impacting on sustainable food supply and interest in the subject as a whole
  • experience of communicating complex issues to diverse stakeholders (verbal, written and presentational)
  • experience of dealing with local and national press, using all media channels and communication networks



  • social media literacy
  • familiarity with website design
  • Microsoft Office competency (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • excellent organisational and time management skills
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • ability to write and submit to deadlines
  • excellent presentation skills


  • Funding grant application identification and application.

How to Apply

Please submit a personal statement demonstrating how you would suit this role with a current CV to:

Chair, Hull Food Partnership

161 High Street


Those selected for interview will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation during the interview to show how you would promote the function and role of the partnership to an external stakeholder of your choice.

If you have any questions about the role, please ring Hilary for an informal discussion on 07939 569347.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 12th June 2020

Interviews (likely virtual) will be held late June 2020 with start as soon as possible.

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