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Are You the IER Coordinator We've Been Looking For?

We're offering a fixed-term placement contract (max 16 weeks) between June and October 2024 to support the GIFTS (Gathering in Food, Telling Stories) project, kindly supported by Transition Together Seed Funding.


The project focuses on two key areas:


  1. Knowledge Sharing for Policy Interventions: The coordinator will facilitate the growth in connections between and for community food-growing initiatives in Reading.

  2. Communication Strategies for Effective Engagement: The coordinator will build on the strong foundations of Incredible Edible Reading to engage audiences widely.


As IER GiFTS coordinator, you will be responsible for:


  • Coordinating the organisation and distribution of resources to tutors and community gardeners

  • Establishing a process for and collecting evidence for impact assessment

  • Identifying new toolkits to produce for usage across locations

  • Contributing to the development of a volunteer recruitment program

  • Arranging social and educational events to celebrate the success of the initiatives, such as consultations, community feasts, and seed swaps.

We are a small team of passionate volunteers and along with our enthusiasm, collaboration and passion for climate-friendly food and food-growing, we offer the following:


🥕 Flexible working over 20 hours/week 

🥕 Expert supervision from IER staff and mentoring from GiFTS project team  

🥕 Free access to gardens in and around Reading

🥕 Digital skills development and training provided


For more details, please review the person specification and role requirements here.



Closing date: 30 May 2024


Early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the application process before the deadline.

We welcome requests for flexible working, including applications from job-share candidates where a job-share working partnership is already defined.


Any queries, or if you need to request these details in another format, please contact the Incredible Edible Reading team: hello@incredibleediblerdg.org





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