Job opportunity – Compost Coordinator at Birmingham Friends of the Earth

Hours: 1 day per week

Time period: 5 year fixed term ending May-June 2029.

Pay: £5,943.60/yr (£15.24/hr)

Place of work: primarily The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street & Digbeth Community Garden; some local travel.

Start date – Sept 2024 (date TBC)

Four heart shapes showing grass clippings, cardboard, veg scraps and wormsBirmingham Friends of the Earth is looking for someone with a passion for compost-making, engagement and community action to support its ‘Compost Culture’ project.

Compost Culture is a five year partnership project in Birmingham, supported by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund and led by Incredible Surplus, to show the relevance and importance of compost in how society moves forward.

The project will build a resilient, self-sustaining network of composting and growing activity across Birmingham. It will inspire and support individuals, community groups, organisations and businesses to try composting and embed it as part of their daily activity, and press the local authority and other agencies to support hyper-local composting.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth’s role in the project will centre around our compost system within Digbeth Community Garden as a focus for outreach and learning, through a mix of hands-on volunteer sessions, talks, events and online engagement. The system takes food waste from our building, its Café and from some nearby households. Partners will be running a range of related events and activities at the other project locations across the city.

In summary, this role is to run BFOE’s participation in the project, with a strong focus on engaging a diverse range of people in composting and building networks.

We’re seeking someone with knowledge about and interest in composting, an excellent communicator with the ability to enthuse others, who is highly organised, dynamic and self-led.

To find out more and apply:

Please read the Job Decription & Person Specification, and then download, complete and send this application form to Karen Leach, CEO at Birmingham Friends of the Earth: karen@birminghamfoe.org.uk.

Please include information on any relevant voluntary roles in your responses.

You can also email Karen if you have any questions about the role.

Please also complete our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form. This is important for us to know whether we are reaching a diverse range of people in our recruitment so that we can improve if needed.

Closing date: The closing date for applications is: Monday 12th August at 0900.

Interviews: Will be held in week commencing Monday 19th August 2024.

We appreciate that this is peak holiday season. If you are interested in applying but will be on holiday during the interview period please do call us for a conversation about this.

BFoE is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in its employment and actively seeks applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented in our organisation, roles such as this, and the sector.

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