Education & Engagement Officer, Food for Life Scotland

Closing date: Sunday, June 08, 2014
Contract type: Full time, fixed term contract until 31 July 2015
Salary: £22,932
Location: Glasgow, with regular travel
Soil Association Scotland’s Food for Life programme aims to transform food culture across Scotland through supporting the production and enjoyment of good food that is healthy, sustainable and accessible to all.
As Education and Engagement Officer you will pay a key role in supporting the Education and Engagement Co-ordinator in the development and delivery of Food for Life Scotland’s education framework, and the uptake of the Food for Life Catering Mark in schools. You will work in designated local authority areas across Scotland to increase knowledge and understanding of the connections between health, economy and the environment among catering staff, consumers, teachers, pupils and the wider community.
Educated to degree level, or with equivalent professional experience, the successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and have experience of delivering education activities and support in schools, including engaging with senior management teams, teaching staff, pupils and catering staff. You will be an experienced relationship builder and public speaker and be confident presenting to small and large groups across a range of audience types.
You will have an understanding of the connections between food, health and the environment, and ideally of the principles that underpin the Food for Life approach and Food for Life Catering Mark. Experience of working on cooking and growing projects would be a real advantage.
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Closing date: 8 June 2014
Interviews are likely to be held in Glasgow on 18 June 2014