This is the exciting leadership role in Sustain, an organisation working at the heart of one society’s most critical issues – how to create a food and farming system that provides tasty and healthy food for everyone, produced in ways that protect our life support systems, respect other living creatures, and create good livelihoods.
Read more details here, and find out about the application process. Application deadline, 5pm, Monday 13thJanuary 2014.
Capital Growth Project Officer (Food Growing Schools)
This post will work closely with the Food Growing Schools London Team (based in Sustain’s office) to manage the database and associated administration and reporting, for the Food Growing Schools London project. They will also work with Capital Growth and the Food Growing Schools London team to engage schools and other stakeholders in the project and food growing activities.
Read more details here, and find out about the application process. Application deadline, midday 2nd December.
Sustainable Food Cities seeks programme evaluator
The Sustainable Food Cities programme is seeking an independent Evaluator to work alongside the project team throughout the duration of the programme (January 2013 to November 2015). We are looking ideally for a committed individual with strong experience of evaluating a variety of diverse projects including large-scale national strategic programmes, and who is able to work closely with the Sustainable Food Cities management team on a flexible basis over the three-year period. The Evaluation budget is not large, so we are looking for someone who can develop an effective evaluation approach for specific elements of the work, and to help us learn and review as we go along. It is desirable, but not essential, that the Evaluator has an understanding of the healthy and sustainable food sector at both national and local levels. Download the Sustainable Food Cities evaluation specification below, which contains details of the application process.
Volunteering at Sustain
Sustain relies on the work of volunteers, and often has positions available (although space is currently very limited). The contribution of volunteers is essential to our work, and includes administrative tasks, but also opportunities for research and campaigning.
Our office works flexible hours. However, the type of work available is rarely suitable for volunteers to carry out in the evening or at weekends, or from home. Where work is needed outside the office, depending on the needs of the project.
Previous volunteers have researched and written reports on issues such as sustainable fish and bottled water, assisted in the administration of a grants scheme, surveyed outlets offering Fairtrade food and helped organise a conference on Urban Agriculture.
We offer limited expenses, if working five or more hours in that day, up to a maximum of £6 for travel and £4 for food, on production of a receipt/ticket.
Sustain is only able to work with volunteers who are entitled to work in the UK and cannot assist with work permit or immigration issues. We are also not able to help volunteers find accommodation in London.
Positions are based at Sustain's offices in the Islington area of central London. Although we sometimes run regional projects, there are no regional volunteering opportunities at this time.