Compost coordinator

– Birmingham Friends of the Earth

Freelance part-time contract for 75-82 days over 2 years

Pay: £7,125 – 8,118 in total over two years (£95 per day)

Place of work: primarily The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison Street and Digbeth Community Garden; some local travel and some working from home possible.

Start date – Mid to late March 2022 (date TBC)

We are open to suggestions of job-sharing arrangements for this role.

Birmingham Friends of the Earth is seeking expressions of interest from people who have a passion for compost-making and community climate action to support a new project ‘Compost Culture’.

Compost Culture is a 2 year project taking place in Birmingham, supported by the National Lottery’s Climate Action Fund and led by Incredible Surplus, that seeks to change the narrative on compost and support behaviour change. This will involve practical compost and growing initiatives alongside creative media and storytelling to show the relevance and importance of compost in how society moves forward.

As part of this Birmingham Friends of the Earth will be setting up a compost demonstration site within our Digbeth Community Garden, which will manage food waste from our building The Warehouse (which includes the Warehouse Cafe). Visitors will take a look at different systems for managing their food waste, attend workshops and see (and eat) the food grown with the compost produced. There will be a range of related events and activities to support the project, both on our site and at the other project locations across the city.

In summary, the role is to run BFOE’s participation in the project, supporting the establishment of the composting system, liaising with Digbeth Community Garden leads and BFOE campaigns group as needed as well as the partners above.

We’re seeking someone with knowledge and interest about composting and gardening, who is highly organised with good people-skills and a flexible approach to work.

To find out more and apply:

Please read the Job description and person spec, and then send us a CV and covering letter that briefly outlines how you fulfil the knowledge, skills and experience criteria listed above and why you are interested in this role.

Please include information on any relevant voluntary roles in your CV and let us know what experience you have of self-employment.

Applications should be emailed to Karen Leach, CEO at Birmingham Friends of the Earth: You can also email Karen if you have any questions about the role.

Closing date: Friday 4th March at 5pm.

Interviews: 11th March 2022

Birmingham Friends of the Earth is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership status, maternity, race, class or religion.