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North East Fife Community Food Coordinator
Created: 04/08/2021, Updated: 09/08/2021
Post: North East Fife Community Food Coordinator
Project: Community Food Provision
Hours: 36 hrs per week
Salary: £21,193 per annum plus travel expenses
Location: Across North East Fife
Contract: 18 months duration
North East Fife Community Centre Network is looking to recruit a Community Food Coordinator to address food insecurity issues in rural North East Fife (NEF) and to help take its Community Food Network to the next level, by ensuring growth and sustainability of this vital community resource.
Food poverty can be triggered by a crisis in finance or personal circumstances but may also be a long-term experience of not being able to access or have the facilities to prepare a healthy diet. It encompasses both the affordability of food and its availability within local communities. Often people make a choice between buying food and say, keeping their heating on or paying for other items they need. North East Fife is a large rural area an area known for its natural beauty. It is half the land mass of the rest of Fife and the current employment rate is higher than the rest of Fife. This is not the full picture though and many are struggling with the added cost of living in a rural community. The purpose of this post which is for 2 years and across the whole of NEF, is to develop community projects which respond to this need working with local people and existing projects.
North East Fife Community Centre Network is working with communities through the Community Centre Network which is a grouping of 6 voluntary run Community Centres across the area. Over the past 24 months, it has supported new food banks to set up, developed community fridges and pop-up larders and some have provided regular cooked meals and packed lunches. The ideal candidate for this post is someone who can demonstrate determination, the ability to establish networks partnerships, and build relationships with local food suppliers/partners. They must be able to think outside of the box, and react well to problem solving in a way that will make the food provision projects sustainable and successful.
If you would like to be part of the team delivering a great service to NEF's community and reducing food waste, please apply.