The Soil Association
The Soil Association

Charity number 206862

Food for Life Scotland (FFLS) is an exciting and fast-growing programme that is about making good food the easy choice for everyone. We work with local authority schools and nurseries across Scotland, helping them raise food standards and get more local, sustainable and fresh food on the table. Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are here

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Evaluation and Data Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,497
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th August 2019

About us

Food for Life Scotland is an exciting and fast-growing programme that is working to make good food the easy choice for everyone. The programme supports Local Authorities across Scotland to get more local food on the table and serve fresh, healthy, and sustainable meals in their schools through the Food for Life Served Here award.

Our approach provides a framework for change, through food we are taking on the

big social issues: health, the economy and the environment.

Food for Life is a programme of Soil Association Scotland – find out more about who we are here

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Food for Life Scotland team working to support local authorities across Scotland. Our work provides a framework for sustainable school meals and is connecting producers and caterers, putting more Scottish food on the table.

Your role

This role has a dual focus; monitoring & evaluation and database management & analysis for the Food for Life programme. The postholder will work closely with Food for Life Scotland staff and partners to ensure that regular and relevant monitoring and evaluation is in place in order to track the impact of the Food for Life programme against agreed targets and policy objectives.

The postholder will also be responsible for ensuring that Food for Life Scotland’s database is kept up to date, functional and that its contents supports programme implementation. As well as maintaining the database, the postholder will analyse the data to produce relevant reports or information to support the FFLS team in extending the reach and impact of Food for Life Served Here and the sourcing of Scottish produce for school meals.

About you

We’re looking for someone with experience in developing monitoring and evaluation systems and databases using MS office applications, as well as excellent working knowledge of SQL and PowerBI.

You will be highly motivated, with good attention to detail and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

You will have excellent quantitative analysis and data visualisation skills and the ability to problem-solve, collect and analyse data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and think innovatively.

You will have a very high level of computer and data literacy and good communication skills.

You must also fundamentally believe in the mission of Soil Association, and Soil Association’s Food for Life, and be proud to represent and be part of the FFL programmes.

Please follow this link below to read the full Job Description for the role.

Our employee benefits

Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including:

• 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service

• A defined contribution pension scheme

• Free membership of the Soil Association Charity

• Discounts on organic produce, farm visits

• Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives

• Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers

• Cycle to work scheme