Cork Food Policy Council is recruiting a part-time (1.5 days per week) Co-ordinator.
The Cork Food Policy Council (CFPC) was formed in 2013 to work towards the achievement of a fairer, healthier, more secure and sustainable food system within the city and throughout the region under the slogan: ‘Pure Cork – Real Food for All’.
We are now seeking to recruit a part-time Coordinator with the ability to undertake research and to perform a range of administrative duties. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual.
The Coordinator will also undertake a range of duties (1-2 days/week) to extend, support and develop the work of the CFPC. These duties will include:
- Convene and support meetings of the CFPC Steering Committee and of its Task Groups
- Provide follow up supports to ensure implementation of actions by liaising and working with the members of the Steering Committee and its Task Groups.
- Facilitate collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders associated with the CFPC including the City Council, health promotion agencies, community, statutory and voluntary organizations.
- Take responsibility for the development of our communications strategy, updating and maintaining our website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Provide planning and event support for several public events each year, including a willingness to engage in very occasional weekend and evening events.
Competencies and qualifications required
- Evidence of a clear understanding and a high level of engagement with the issues surrounding the contemporary food system as well as wider environmental debates.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to give presentations in a variety of settings (community groups, the City Council as well as within academic settings). A sample of recent writing is required with the application
- Exceptional organizational skills including project management abilities; the ability to manage and prioritise several time sensitive projects simultaneously.
- An empathy and ability to engage with people from different communities across the city and region
- A willingness to extend IT literacy in order to support website management and data analysis tools.
Applicants are invited to send their CV with a letter of application to the Chairperson of the Cork Food Policy Council, Dr. Colin Sage at C.Sage@ucc.ie
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday February 24th 2017
Informal enquiries can be made to Denise Denise Cahill, Healthy Cities Co-ordinator, Cork at Tel: 021-4921641; Mob: 087-2334735; E-mail: Denise.Cahill@hse.ie;