Zero Carbon Cumbria - Carbon reduction action across the county.

Description: This exciting new role will establish a Low Carbon Food steering group, liaising with the group and key stakeholders to identify research topics to support the transition to a low carbon food economy in Cumbria. The successful candidate will appoint and manage contractors and the £10k research budget, and disseminate the findings of the research as widely as possible.

The post holder will work with stakeholders to promote low carbon food through their networks, and collaborate with the Cumberland Food Partnership to develop a sustainable food and drink charter for Cumbrian organisations/businesses. The role will oversee the on-going development of the low carbon food toolkit, covering low carbon menus and recipes, case studies, reducing food waste and details of other useful resources which inspire and encourage businesses to reduce emissions. The Low Carbon Food Project Manager will liaise with a wide variety of CAfS staff and teams to promote low carbon food, including events, podcasts and the on-going development of the low carbon food section of the Zero Carbon Cumbria website. They will support implementation of the food-related actions identified in Zero Carbon Cumbria’s Emission Reduction Action Plans and encourage community led-activities relating to low carbon food.

In addition to collating regular activity and output reports and monitoring and evaluating the Low Carbon Food programme and the Place to Plate project, the post holder will share best practice relating to low carbon food across the county and in other parts of the UK, explore opportunities to secure funding and/or develop income generation relating to low carbon food, and maintain the database of low carbon food stakeholders and resources.

Organisation: CAfS

Location: Flexible working patterns with blended home, site and office (Penrith) work.

Hours & Salary: 22.5 – 30 hours per week, £27,000 – £35,000 (FTE)

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