Description: 

Good Food Barnsley is a newly incorporated Community Interest Company which has a vision to ‘build a better Barnsley where everyone has the right to access the food they need to thrive’.

Good Food Barnsley (GFB) grew out of the work of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Councils Food Access Group and Feeding Barnsley (part of Feeding Britain). It is backed by a network of voluntary and statutory partners to deliver the vision of fair food access across the borough.

We are building a team to support our Network and partners in Barnsley including Barnsley Foodbank, FareShare Yorkshire and Community Shop CiC. The role of Innovation Manager focuses on researching and piloting models of food access.

The full role description is attached.

Personal attributes

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Ability to work independently, be a self-starter on own initiative to deadlines but also work as part of a wider collaborative team.

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A positive attitude and an ability to work with other people in a flexible and efficient manner.

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Good networking ability and confident in a public speaking setting including giving presentations.

INNOVATION MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION

We are building a team to support our Network and partners in Barnsley including Barnsley Foodbank, FareShare Yorkshire and Community Shop CiC. The role of Innovation Manager focuses on researching and piloting models of food access which enable individuals and community groups to;

  • Use an asset-based model around food,
  • Enable food as a catalyst for community action,
  • Enable food as a catalyst for physical and emotional wellbeing,
  • Share and scale those successful models across the borough.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Research
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Assessing areas for improvement and contributing to strategic development of the GFB model, building foundational processes in existing and new stores

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Providing advice and information to the Board of Directors helping identify priorities, development strategies and implementation plans

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Undertaking or commissioning research to aid development of the model

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Collaborating to design and grow materials and stimulus to support GFB members

in delivering an effective food access programme

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Researching and contributing to finical planning and funding applications

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Exploring, developing partnership models with a range of organisations

Strategy

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Collaborating with the Director of GFB to set and support the strategic direction of Good Food Barnsley CiC

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Managing and developing a pipeline of potential projects

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Supporting stakeholders in identifying and securing relevant funding

GFB Stakeholder Relations and Partnership Building
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Managing strategic contact and engagement of national stakeholders and national partners

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Representing GFB on national and local platforms, print and broadcast media as directed as required

Operations
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Coordinating the design and distribution of marketing and communication materials

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Piloting and supporting the innovation models.

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Coordinate programmes including Barnsley Healthy Holidays.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIC TO THE JOB:

To undertake any reasonable task requested of you by your line manager

Duration: Fixed term until July 2021 (12 months)

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5:00pm with possibility of Saturday working Flexibility to provide cover for planned & ad-hoc absences as well as Public and Bank Holidays is required

Application Process

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to hear from you. Deadline for applications 15 July 2020 12.00pm.

Please send in your CV along with a personal statement explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role and return to: Gareth Batty - CEO FareShare Yorkshire gareth.batty@fareshare.org.uk

Expected Start Date: 19/07/2020

Company: 
FareShare Yorkshire - Good Food Barnsley CiC
Hours: 
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Salary: 
£21,500 – £25,500 pro-rata