Salary: £27,744 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term until 06/10/2022
Hours: 36.5 hours per week Monday - Friday with occasional weekend and evening working
Introduction to The Active Wellbeing Society
The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is a community benefit society and cooperative working to develop healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives.
Our vision is for a society where people have the autonomy, capacity, resources and skills to become the architects of their own destiny; where our individual wellbeing is recognised as being bound up in our collective responsibility to and dependency on each other; and where all of us feel empowered as agents of social change to make a difference – whether at an individual level or more widely.
By working collaboratively with communities we aim to bring about sustainable change on an social, environmental and economic level; to do the social knitting required to create stronger and more resilient communities and to support communities to identify, mitigate and remove the barriers that prevent them from living active and connected lives.
You may like to watch this introductory video which showcases the positive work of The Active Wellbeing Society: TAWS Launch October 2018 - YouTube
Introduction to the department
Our Community Food Team supports people across the city to access nutritional food. We facilitate the Food Justice Network, a collective of over 200 organisations working to tackle food poverty and support local food need, we run a range of community cafes which turn good surplus food into healthy meals, and we work with individuals and organisations around a range of themes, from food growing to campaigning to reduce inequalities.
Introduction to the role
This role is to lead the organisation’s work on the Birmingham Food Justice Network (FJN). Food Justice is a movement aiming to respond to food insecurity and economic pressures within the community and to shape food policy. The Birmingham FJN was born out of work we did with partners in the first lockdown and over the last 12 months this has developed into supporting the community in a number of ways.
This role will involve coordinating the network: mapping of resources such as foodbanks; facilitating networking and information sharing through meetings and newsletters; linking network members into other things going on in the city; onboarding new members; encouraging workgroups around specific areas of activity; reporting on impact.
The role will also involve working in partnership to facilitate an on-street support forum, bringing together homeless outreach groups and statutory services to ensure the support system for vulnerable people in Birmingham is joined up and sharing best practice, supporting the Positive Pathway Approach and WMCA Designing Out Homelessness Strategy.