Could you be the next Southeast England Seed Coordinator?
We’re pleased to share news of a vacancy within our thriving Seed Sovereignty Programme team, here in the UK. If you would like to become the next Southeast England Coordinator, read on to find out more!
About the Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme
The programme, which began in 2017, facilitates the development of a biodiverse and resilient seed system in the UK and Ireland through building networks, providing training and mentoring, and supporting routes to market for seed producers. It raises awareness about the benefits of locally produced open-pollinated seeds and the need for a varied seed system as well as acting as advocate and partner to existing organisations in the sector.
The programme supports strategic collaboration across the UK and Ireland and the international seed movement in addition to the delivery of specific activities, training and resources aimed at up-skilling farmers and growers. These opportunities are made available through regional seed hubs located around the UK and Ireland where training, networking and opportunities for collaboration are made available and facilitated by regional coordinators.
For more about the programme, visit the dedicated website!
Southeast England Coordinator
This role is for a Regional Coordinator to assist in the development of the second phase of the Seed Sovereignty Programme in the Southeast of England. This role will include establishing a new hub in the region and supporting the members of the hub through training, mentoring, and routes to market and engaging with other groups and individuals through events, workshops and talks. It also involves collaborating with the rest of the team remotely to share best practices and develop the programme.
The Regional Coordinator will also help establish further hubs in the region if required and to promote the hub(s) and the issue of seeds and seed production to interested parties and farmers/growers in the region.
- Coordinate activities, resources and equipment, if required. These activities will include training, mentoring opportunities, variety trials, seed production and information. (Please note that there is an existing training schedule commencing at the beginning of October; the successful candidate will be expected to facilitate the next session in early November.)
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with regional partners.
- Monitor & track progress for the regional hub as a whole as well as for funders. Maintain any records as required.
- Act as the main point of contact for enquiries and interested parties in your region.
- Contribute to overall programme strategy/initiatives
- Develop new opportunities of work, new collaboration opportunities in network, new side-initiatives for programme
- Report directly to the Programme Manager
This is a home-based, part-time post, with travel required throughout the Southeast of England, and sometimes further afield. (Roughly south of Nottingham, east of Oxford).
Fixed Term, 2.5 days (17.5 hours) per week until July 2023 (with possibility of continuing, subject to funding). £29,500 pro rata.
Please send your CV, a covering letter and the application form below to Anna Clow – [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday the 8th of September, 2022.
Find out more and apply here! Regional Coordinator Southeast England Application Form