Action and Research Coordinator

Applications close on Monday 15th January at midday

21st December 2023

This role will suit you if you want to support the delivery of a National Conversation About Food – an exciting new programme of work that will explore what people across the UK really think about food.

In 2022, the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission set out to explore what people really think about food. We commissioned a robust qualitative research process, starting in Birmingham and Cambridgeshire, as well as national polling, to explore the impact of food on multiple aspects of life – food and health, farming and land use, climate and nature, and trade and justice.

This first phase of the National Conversation was our ‘proof of concept’. Citizens told us that they want swift and wide-reaching action on food to protect health, nature and the environment. They demand radical change that involves all actors in the system. And their thoughts about the food system tell us a great deal about the society they want – one that is fairer, healthier and greener, with government and business leaders taking the hard decisions that put people and the planet first.

This coming year we are bringing these questions to citizens around the UK in the ‘roll out’ phase of the National Conversation. To help deliver this work, we are looking for an Action and Research Coordinator with a track record of supporting and enabling projects in a related field.

The postholder will hold a dynamic and action-oriented role, providing project management, research, event and administrative support. The right candidate will be a brilliant communicator (in writing as well as in person), highly self-motivated and able to work effectively in a virtual team.

This role will suit you if you have:

- Demonstrable experience of project coordination, including delivering impactful projects on time and within budget.

- Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

- Articulate, engaging and accurate communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.

- Experience of producing written content such as research reports, policy briefs, blogs and newsletters, and presenting analysis and recommendations for public and professional audiences as required.

- Relevant experience and demonstrable interest in FFCC and one or more of core themes: the environment, food, farming, land use, citizen engagement, agro-economics, sustainable development, place-making,

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

FFCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and celebrates these qualities as essential principles of a fair and sustainable society. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are actively seeking to ensure our team is representative of the diversity of UK countries.

Contract type: Fixed term, until September 2025 (with potential for extension)

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 15th January 2024. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22nd January 2024.

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Location: Home based, but will need to be able to commute to office space in Bristol or London a few times a month.

To apply: Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to