Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Programme Lead: Farming Transition

By Madeleine Penkett

22nd October 2021

FFCC is recruiting a Programme Lead for its Farming Transition work programme.

This role will suit you if you want to help lead the transition to agroecology by 2030, joining a national, networked organisation, focussed on making change happen.

FFCC is working across the food and farming sectors to develop a programme of work that will support the transition to agroecological farming in the UK.

Through this work, we are outlining the resources needed by farmers and the wider sector to transition to a sustainable system in a fair and just way. We continue to build the evidence base for agroecology through comprehensive research, amplifying stories and evidence of change from UK farmers, and working with communities and practitioners to pilot new ideas and share good practice.

With a detailed knowledge of the current UK farming landscape, the successful candidate will lead our work on this vital transition to support sustainable farming across the country.

This job will suit you if you have:

  • Expert knowledge of farming and/or farm business economics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish effective working relationships with a diverse and authoritative group of stakeholders
  • Experience of managing complex, intersectoral work programmes with the ability to work across mutliple projects simultaneously
  • A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to the climate, nature, health and economic crises

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

FFCC is committed to diversity, equality 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: Permanent

Hours: 2 days per week (0.4 FTE)

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 21st November

Salary: Up to £45,000, pro rata (0.4 FTE)

Location: Home based

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 joanna.stickler@ffcc.co.uk