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Menu & Catering Skills Officer

Soil Association


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join the Soil Association and revolutionize Scotland's public sector food systems with your passion for sustainable and healthy diets


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£29500 - £31274

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Edinburgh, UK - Hybrid

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: The Soil Association is a pioneering charity established in 1946, working across human health, the environment, and animal welfare to create meaningful change. With a focus on promoting organic farming, serving healthy food in communities, and safeguarding forests, the organization's efforts drive positive impact in critical areas of global need.

  • Role Summary:
  • Drive the Food for Life programme in Scotland, enhancing healthy and sustainable eating in schools and public sectors.
  • Support caterers with menu planning and design, expand their understanding of the programme, and boost awareness.
  • Role Requirements:
  • A motivated, organized individual adept at managing multiple tasks.
  • Skilled in building relationships and possessing excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Proficient with various IT systems and confident in your interpersonal skills.

Benefits: Enjoy 27-30 days of annual holiday, a pension scheme, free Soil Association membership, organic produce discounts, volunteer days, family-friendly policies, and a cycle to work scheme, among other advantages.

To apply, click 'apply now' and submit your application form. We assess applications on arrival and may close the vacancy early. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your junk/spam folder. An email will follow to inform you if you have been selected for an interview. Direct any queries to [email removed - click apply for more details], and note that CVs or Cover Letters are not accepted.

About our Organisation The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market, and we protect forests. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.

The Role This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about good food. As a member of the Scotland team, the Menu and Catering Skills Officer will play a key role in supporting the delivery of the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme. Promoting healthy and sustainable diets in schools and other public sector settings across Scotland, the postholder will support caterers in their menu planning and design, helping increase their knowledge and understanding of the programme and raise awareness.

Job Requirements You will be a highly motivated and organised individual competent in juggling multiple tasks to support delivery of the objectives of the organisation. Capable of building and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders you will possess excellent interpersonal skills. The postholder will also have outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills and be confident working with various IT systems.

Benefits We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including: 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time), Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution increasing with length of service, Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce, Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives, Family friendly policies and flexible working, Cycle to work scheme.

Application Details Click ‘apply now’ to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application. All candidates will subsequently receive an email to confirm whether they have made it through to interview stage. For any queries, please contact [email removed - click apply for more details] Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.


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