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Posted on January 11, 2019

Plymouth Food Equality - Project Commission. January 2019.

Tenders (from individuals only please) are invited for a Food Equality project plan that will successfully catalyse, manage and steer delivery of Plymouth’s Food Equality alliance and action plan
The national Food Power programme has awarded the Plymouth Food Equality/Poverty Alliance funding to develop our agenda for a Food Equality (poverty) action plan for the city.
The vision of this project is to ‘join up the dots’ to tackle food poverty and engage with those communities with lived experience so that their voice is heard and included in solutions. This tender is for a clear project plan that will catalyse, manage and steer delivery of our action plan on behalf of the Plymouth Food Equality/Poverty Alliance (a sub group of the Food Plymouth Partnership)

Essential Tasks

1. Organise a Food equality/poverty alliance special engagement meeting (March/April 2019)
2. Organise and co-host a series of (up to five) settings based interactive consultation workshops.
These events are intended to gain the views of ‘experts by experience’. They will be arranged in places where those involved will feel most comfortable and designed to include all voices and experiences. It is hoped that these consultations will enable agreement of priorities and needs for an ‘action plan’. They are anticipated to include:

a. existing (and new) partners/stakeholders
b. identified individuals within at-risk communities
c. other individuals relevant to the agenda
3. Collate, analyse and write up findings to inform action plan
4. Find and write further funding applications to develop this agenda (aiming for a future community development food equality role for the city)

Other expected duties

• Work closely with the project steering group and other relevant stakeholders to plan, organise and deliver activities
• Liaise with relevant ‘gatekeepers’ of organisations working with disadvantaged and/or low income communities
• Use wide range of communication media - press, radio, TV, social media, promotional material – to effectively publicise the project
• Work alongside Food Plymouth and Thrive Plymouth networks (and other regional networks) as appropriate

Essential specification for tender

• Relevant experience of similar project work (ie delivering community work which has a strong focus on community participation and empowerment).
• Knowledge of food equality and poverty and the issues surrounding it
• Experience of working with individuals and families experiencing food poverty.
• Research/workshop delivery experience and an understanding of effective methods/approaches
• Effective partnership working with a wide range of agencies and partners.
• The ability to engage and connect with a wide range of people.
• Excellent project management skills (including working to deadlines)
• Experience of sourcing and writing funding bids
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Competency in standard Microsoft IT packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Other aspects

• Full driving license
• Offer subject to satisfactory DBS check

Friday 1st February 2019
TERM: 10 months (expected to commence 1 March 2019) and must be completed (including write up) by 31 Dec 2019
FUNDING: Total fee of £10000 (including VAT) to include all associated costs (venue hire etc)

To find out more about this opportunity including specification (e.g. proposed tasks and timeline) please contact Dr Clare Pettinger
Interviews w/c: 11 February 2019

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