Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Coordinator: east of England inquiry

By Jane Campbell

9th March 2021

FFCC is recruiting a Coordinator for its east of England inquiry. This role will suit you if you want to support thriving communities in the east of England, joining a national, networked organisation, focussed on helping to make change happen.

The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission works acoss the UK through a network of inquiries at a national and local scale. Our place-based inquiries comprise, so far, three inquiries in England – in Cumbria, Devon and east of England – and one each in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Our early work in east of England was led by Univeristy of Lincoln, working with farmers and others to improve soil health. Now, with a new set of prospective work progammes proposed, including a local land use framework plot, and a farmer-led transition to agroecology, we are looking to commission a coordinator with outstanding facilitation and organisatonal skills, keen to help us deliver FFCC’s mission and purpose.

This role will suit you if you have:

  • Excellent organisational skills, demonstrating initiative, self-direction and motivation.
  • Experience of developing effective working relationships with a diverse and authoritative group of stakeholders.
  • A strong understanding of, and interest in, one or more of our key themes: the environment, food, farming, land use, agro-economics, place-making and related fields.
  • A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to the climate, nature, health and economic crises.

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

Please note that this role could be combined with the Programme Lead: Farming Transition vacancy to create a full time position. Please contact us for further information if this is of interest.

Term: 1 year freelance contract (with option to extend)

Closing date: 23:59 on Friday, 2nd April

Contract value: Approximately £18,000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT) over the contract’s length.

Location: Home based (ideally in, or close to Cambridgeshire)

To apply: Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to joanna.stickler@ffcc.co.uk