Jobs: BFT project leader

Better Food Traders project leader

Do you want to help create a better food system? Come and take the reins of this exciting, expanding project!

With recently acquired funding from Esmée Fairbairn, this role will lead the BFT network through a development phase of three years, from project inception to becoming a robust and nationally known scheme. 

Better Food Traders (BFT) is a traders network that drives change towards sustainability through the food system, making food better for consumers, better for businesses and better for the environment.

All BFTs are governed by a set of key principles that ensure the food traded is farmed sustainably; traded fairly and transparently; and builds community to inspire and drive change in the food system and the wider world.

Established by Growing Communities several years ago, we have recently secured funding to take the network to new levels.


Growing Communities is looking for a confident, dynamic leader to drive the network forward, recruit new members and help it grow into a successful and nationally known scheme – increasing the visibility and impact of the sustainable food sector.

BFT Project Leader Job Description FOR AD.docx


  • Fixed term contract (3 years)
  • 4/5 days per week
  • £34,680 p.a. (pro-rata according to hours)
  • 5% Contributory pension is available.
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata).
  • 30% discount on fruit and veg bags.

Predominantly working from Growing Communities main office based at: The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, N16 7NX

To apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter (each document should be no more than two pages in length) addressing how to meet each element of the person specification outlined in the JD.

Please also complete and send the recruitment monitoring form.

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx

Send applications to: Sarah McFadden or contact us on 020 7502 7588 if you have any questions about the role or the recruitment process.

Recruitment process

There will be several phases of interviewing with panel interviews happening during: w/c 25 February and 4 March.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 4 February 2019