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Campaigns and Research Admin- Rank Time to Shine

12 months full-time – 37.5 hours (5 days) per week from 1st  January 2024 

Hybrid working – at least 2 days a week in our Brixton office 

Hourly rate - London Living Wage    

Dotted line management: Indu Gurung – Senior Project Officer 

Line manager -Jo Ralling -  Head of Campaigns and Development 


A great opportunity to join an ambitious independent charity and get hands-on experience working on ground-breaking national policy and project initiatives.  


About the Food Foundation  

The Food Foundation is a young, dynamic, impactful and independent charity working to influence food policy to support healthy and sustainable diets, especially for those on a low income. Working at the interface between academia and policy makers (parliamentarians, civil servants, local authorities, business leaders) we use a wide range of approaches to make change happen including events, publications, media stories, social media campaigns and multi-stakeholder partnerships. We work with many partners on a range of different thematic areas, working closely with academics to generate evidence and campaigners who can drive change. We are independent of all political parties and business, and we are not limited by a single issue or special interest. We work with others who believe there is a problem with the system and want to change it. No two days are ever the same and the team thrives on working together to meet new challenges. We have a terrific and dedicated group of trustees and expert advisers who support our work.     


About the opportunity  

Reporting the Senior Projects Officer and Head of Campaigns and Development, our Time to Shine Leadership role will primarily support the delivery of: 


  1. A more comprehensive approach to campaigning and communicating our impact as an organisation 

  1. A detailed set of opportunities to apply for funding and work with high-net-worth individuals. 

  1. Supporting with research and briefings for the Investor and Business team, as part of the sustainable diets strategy.  


Working with colleagues in our team and across partner organisations, there will also be opportunities to get involved in helping to put together our event and sector leading reports & publications relating to other exciting partnership projects such as our Children’s Right2Food Campaign, our work to tackle Dietary Inequalities and our work on food policy to tackle junk food consumption.  


Main responsibilities:  


  1. Campaigns 

  • Conducting desk research to support the Head of Campaigns and Development in creating a database of influencers/celebrities with potential alignment with The Food Foundation goals. 

  • Facilitate the development of content with adult and youth citizen food ambassadors to help them grown their social media channels and develop their ideas alongside our citizen Engagement Manager. Attend our campaign events, support the Citizen Engagement team in the run up to events.  


  1. Fundraising 

  •  Researching potential corporate funders that align with our work and objectives and research high network individuals and other potential supporters.  

  • Develop creating ideas to engage corporate donors working closely with the Head of Campaigns and Development to do so.  


  1. Senior Management Support 

  •  Setting up staff training sessions and well-being events  

  • Support with diary management and setting up external meetings for SMT when needed 


4) Food Foundation Reports 


  • Work with the team with implementing and using a consistent referencing system for our library of influential Food Foundation reports and briefings  

  • Supporting with research and the creation of other documents that will form part of our new sustainable diets strategy. Lead on certain aspects of the research and design of the documentation. 


5) General  

  • Engage in weekly team meetings, impact delivery meetings, organisational staff training & regular supervision;  

  • Support the team in booking & managing team travel and accommodation, organising internal and external meetings including room bookings, material preparations and refreshments;  

  • Efficient & secure use of information systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, Zoho & Outlook.  



  • We have monthly Lunch and Learn sessions, designed by the team 

  • We have organisational training -safeguarding training, Health and Safety, GDPR training 

  • The role will be able to access all organisational-wide training courses, including: media training, writing, framing, presentation and other training 

  • There will be training and mentoring from Head of Campaigns, Senior Project officers, Communications team and Citizens Engagement Manager 



Person Specification 

  • Highly organised with good problem-solving skills;  

  • Strong team player and good at using own initiative;  

  • Good verbal and written communication skills with a close attention to detail;  

  • Basic computer skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;  

  • Background and/or interest in research in campaigns, fundraising or communications. 


This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity only. The Food Foundation is a small charity, and as such, all staff are expected to vary their duties as necessary to meet the needs of the organisation.

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