Senior Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,840 – £31,000
  • Edinburgh, some travel will be required
  • Closing 28th May 2019

  • Advertised from 16th May 2019
  • 37 hours per week


We are looking for a new team member to strengthen our work on sustainable food and farming. The work will involve:

  • Co-ordinating and supporting our collaborative inquiry into the future of food and farming in Scotland, in the context of the 1.5 degree goal. This will involve organising meeting logistics and witnesses: recording and summarising evidence sessions and panel discussions; collating, summarising and curating published research and other relevant data; and helping with the drafting, amendments and editing of interim and final reports from the inquiry. The inquiry is sponsored jointly by Nourish and NFU Scotland. The panel includes people from the food and farming sector, from a range of science disciplines and from civil society organisations.This part of the job is likely to take around 3 days per week for the first 18 months of this post.
  • Developing and representing Nourish’s perspective and position in two civil society networks. In Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we have a focus on the food and farming side of climate policy, and in particular on progressing measures to increase nitrogen use efficiency and reduce nitrogen pollution. In Scottish Environment Link, Nourish currently chairs the Food and Farming subgroup and we will be closely involved in helping to shape the post 2020 system of farming and rural support
  • Contributing to Nourish’s work as part of the South Asia Nitrogen Hub, and in particular building partnerships with South Asian civil society organisations working on farming and environmental issues

Your work in these areas may include producing policy briefings, drafting responses to policy consultations and lobbying politicians, giving talks to community groups, writing articles for newsletters, magazines and social media, hosting and facilitating meetings, writing reports, and contributing to taskforces, conferences and so on.

Nourish adopts a partnership approach to working, and we work across a number of broad food-related subject areas including, diet and health, environment, agriculture, community and economic development and social justice. The success of our work is dependent upon our ability to form, and use, effective networks and partnerships.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website:

Deadline: 28th May

Interviews: 3rd June