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Project Manager – GREAT, Gloucestershire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join FWAG SW's small but busy team, to lead on a new project aiming to secure sustainable food systems in Gloucestershire.

We are seeking applicants for the post of Project Manager to join our Gloucestershire team on a fixed term, part time contract (3 years, 3 days per week). The role will be project managing the ‘The Gloucestershire Regenerative Environmental Agricultural Transition’ project (GREAT). The post will have responsibilities to coordinate a wide range of project partners, and workstreams to ensure the aims of the project are delivered on time and within budget and to advocate on behalf of the project to stakeholders, local communities and the wider public.

This project centres on working with farmers and growers in Gloucestershire on three streams of work: building evidence, sharing knowledge and nurturing enterprise. The GREAT programme, is a collaborative initiative focusing on Gloucestershire, looking to create a secure and sustainable food system that builds from the ground level. The aim is to move towards a regenerative system that rebuilds soils, habitats, landscapes and communities. The project is aiming for more than net zero, supporting interconnected social challenges and earth systems simultaneously.

The GREAT project is funded by Thirty Percy; an innovative and forward-thinking foundation with a particular focus on sustainability and societal inclusion within Gloucestershire. The main Project Partners include the organisations listed below, but the aims of the project are to integrate with partners across a wide spectrum of food production, distribution, environment, and education in Gloucestershire.

  • FarmED - The Centre of Farm and Food Education in the Cotswolds

  • Royal Agricultural University - School of Business and Entrepreneurship (RAU)

  • RuraLink

The successful applicant will be inspired by regenerative agriculture and the opportunities and solutions that can build a sustainable food system. The role will be line managed by the Gloucestershire Team Leader and will be supported by other Farm Environment Advisers within the team. They will also be required to manage sub-contractors and seek future funding streams to embed the legacy of the GREAT Project when the first round of funding comes to an end in January 2024. This will require partnership working and the development of new projects, with support from management and colleagues.

The post will also include delivery of high-quality reports and news articles for the project target audience and funders. Closing Date for applications: Monday 22nd February 2021, 1700hrs GMT Interview Date: Wednesday 10th March 2021. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams. Salary: £30,000 (per annum, pro rata)


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