Join Wen’s dynamic and welcoming team.
|Remuneration:||£32000 per year pro rata.|
|Deadline:||Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am, 8th December|
ABOUT THE ROLE
You will be leading Wen’s exciting new community space – the Limborough Food Hub that will co-produce a year round programme of activities to enable community-led climate action through creating a better food system. Based in Mile End, Limborough includes a community garden, greenhouse, Chelsea flower garden, community training kitchen, an established food pantry (offering low cost food to people struggling to afford food) and a workshop space.
We are looking for someone imaginative, hardworking and passionate about the importance of food (growing it, cooking it, eating it, buying it) for community wellbeing and the climate. You should be highly organised and experienced at working in a community setting. By working collaboratively with local residents, you will ensure that activities at the hub are responsive and relevant to people’s everyday lives.
The Limborough Food Hub forms a vital part of our new five-year climate action project in Tower Hamlets – Just FACT (A Just Food and Climate Transition). Working with local residents and community organisations, this ambitious new project focuses on reducing the environmental impacts of our local food system and designing genuinely community led alternatives.
Here at Wen, we believe that food has a unique power to bring people together across difference to create positive change collectively. It creates a place where we can share knowledge, skills and gain confidence to take high impact action together as a community. Food is also at the heart of many of Tower Hamlets residents’ greatest problems. The Covid-19 crisis has starkly highlighted this as more people struggle to get the food they need, many families unable to afford healthy enjoyable meals, and more people than ever reliant on food banks.
It is vital we do everything we can to take action to prevent a climate crisis. This project believes improving our food system will be a vital part of the solution by creating a more resilient food system that works better for the happiness, health and wellbeing of our communities.
Volunteering at Wen is a hugely rewarding experience. Volunteers gain unique experience in one of the UK’s only feminist environmental organisations.
Everyone who works for Wen has real responsibility and an equal voice within the organisation. You will enjoy a varied work experience, and we always encourage our volunteers to set and meet their personal development goals.
Previous Wen volunteers have gone on to paid jobs at organisations such as Sustain, Women’s Aid and Greenpeace.
“In an organisation of this size there is real scope to exercise initiative and make significant contributions to Wen’s aims. The team are always receptive to new ideas and supportive to volunteers, who are treated as valued and vital. I was able to build my skill set without compromising on ethics, which was really important to me.” – Georgie Johnson, Media & Communications Volunteer, 2014