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Farming Futures Project Administrator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information £18329 - £20654 plus London weighting of £3,250
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 14/04/2009
Company Name Forum for the Future
Contact Name Helen Saunders
Telephone 020 7324 3607
Email h.saunders@forumforthefuture.org.
Website Further Details / Applications
Forum for the Future logo
Directory Entry : Most organisations now recognise that global challenges like climate change, food and energy security and population growth will mean big changes for the way they operate. Forum for the Future's role is to help them find their way to a sustainable and successful future.
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We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Communications Programme and help deliver the Farming Futures project on a 12 month contract.  Farming Futures is one of Forum for the Future’s major projects and is designed to inspire and inform farmers and land managers about climate change and encourage adaptation and mitigation behaviour change.  This contract offers the opportunity to be at the centre of one of the UK's leading sustainable development organisations and the role is ideal for someone looking to develop a career in communications and sustainability, particularly in the farming and land based sector.
Duties include: 

  • Assisting in delivering the Farming Futures strategy and business plan
  • Providing administrative support, including: taking minutes and coordinating meetings, events management, ensuring stocks of printed material are up to date, preparing and proof-reading reports, fact sheets, case studies and press releases
  • Assisting with the financial management of the project.  Tasks include: keeping financial records of project spend on a day to day basis, invoicing and helping to draft reports
  • Acting as a point of contact for project partners, enquirers, press and media – general external enquiries to the Farming Futures project
  • Attending and helping to coordinate events with the Project Officers or alongside other Project partners
  • Helping to raise the profile of the project in sector and national media. This will include drafting press releases and supporting the Project Officers in liaising with partnership communications contacts
  • Contact management: regional contacts within partner organisations and for use in event organisations
  • Web editing: Assisting with updating the website (www.farmingfutures.org.uk) and drafting website copy

Person specification: 

  • Enthusiastic about being part of a busy office
  • Proactive and able to take the initiative when necessary
  • Efficient and able to multi-task and prioritise
  • An interest in Sustainable Development is desirable
  • Some experience and knowledge relating to the farming sector (ideally) and climate change
  • Demonstrable relevant experience in :
    ·  Office skills and administration, including financial management
    · Communications project management
    · Events management 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with external parties
  • Good knowledge of IT packages (including MS Word, Excel & Powerpoint); adept at learning new software packages and comfortable using the internet for research and communication
  • A strong team player, who is enthusiastic about contributing to the overall development of Forum for the Future and Farming Futures

Closing date: 9.00 am, Tuesday 14th April 2009

Interviews: Tuesday  21st April 2009

For an application pack and details of how to apply please visit http://www.forumforthefuture.org/node/1341

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