Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Invitation to tender: Farming Smarter

By Jane Campbell

7th April 2021

FFCC is looking to commission an outstanding individual or organisation for a short term placement, supporting the rapid development of our Farming Smarter programme – the economic case for agroecology.

This short term contract will deliver the scoping research that will enable us to effectively design longer term programmes, to support the adoption of agroecology, with partners. In particular it will support our on-the-ground work with farmers by mapping current activity, and work by organisations, farming networks, educators, advisors and others working on agroecology at both a local and national scale (more information below).

This will suit you if you have:

  • Expert knowledge of farming and farm business economics, with a good network of stakeholders in these sectors around the UK
  • Self-direction, able to take initiative on an open brief and work independently, as part of a virtual networked team
  • A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to complex and interconnected problems.

Proposals in line with the guidance below should be submitted before Friday 23rd April at midday. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and may make a decision before this date if a satisfactory application comes in before then.

For further information, and to read the full brief, please download the invitation to tender at the top of this page.

Term: 6 week freelance contract (with option to extend)

Closing date: Midday, Friday 23rd April

Contract value: Up to £7000 (inclusive of any applicable VAT)

Location: Home based

Start date: Immediate

To apply: Please send your tender, as outlined in the above invitation to tender, to hello@ffcc.co.uk