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The Cornwall Food Foundation is built on a foundation of nurturing talent and working with people to realise their potential.

This extends from our apprentice chefs in Fifteen Cornwall’s kitchen through to all the passionate people we have working in a multitude of positions across the organisation.


Current Job Opportunities:


Food for Change Programme

Programme Administrator

Salary: £16,000 – £18,000 depending on experience

We are looking for an experienced Programme Administrator with a background in supporting European Social Fund programmes.
Food for Change will inspire people through food and enable those in greatest need to achieve meaningful change. We will do this through training, employment and better life opportunities, while adding real value to the local economy.

Food for Change is an initiative of the Cornwall Food Foundation in partnership to drive systemic change in Cornwall’s food system. Food for Change will build four locality-based partnerships in Redruth, Truro, St Austell and Newquay. These partnerships will enable users of foodbanks and mental health and other social services to address barriers to their active inclusion in the economy. The partnerships will foster new ways of working and effect lasting change in local community infrastructure as well as enabling 278 participants to progress into, or closer to, work.

Who we are looking for

Under the direction of the ESF Programme Manager, the successful candidate will oversee the administration of the programme, supporting the programme team to meet full ESF compliance, including procurement rules and financial claims.

The post holder will achieve this by;

  1. Working closely with the programme team to ensure all participant paperwork is completed accurately and within required timescales
  2. Ensure the relevant data is received and processed for financial claims
  3. Develop and maintain positive relationships with partners and all others supporting the programme.

The post holder will need relevant experience in dealing with ESF compliance and comprehensive data management. They will need to demonstrate experience of prioritising workloads, managing their own times and meeting deadlines. Experience of setting up systems, using excel or other data bases to maintain records and extract reports as required is desirable.

The post will require rigorous and robust evidencing for ESF reporting against specific targets. Ideally the successful candidate will have worked on a project requiring social innovation at some level.

The post holder will be based in the Cornwall Food Foundation’s new office in Truro working within a 4 person team. This is a full-time role, with the expectation of attending external meetings and at times, working from the Cornwall Food Foundation head office at Watergate Bay.

Who we are

The Cornwall Food Foundation is best known for managing the Fifteen Apprentice Programme and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant. The Foundation also engages people in need through a community cooking programme focusing on health, wellbeing and employment.

Food for change partner organisations are University Of Exeter, Urban Biodiversity CIC, Cornwall Neighbourhood for Change, Transformation Cornwall, People and Gardens, St Austell Community Kitchen (STAK), Volunteer Cornwall, Young People Cornwall, Chaos CIC, Transformation CPR, St Austell Foodbank and Truro Foodbank

For further information on the project visit or download the full job description for full details of the position.

The fixed term contract is until 30th November 2019, with the possibility of this being extended if further funding is secured.

To apply: Please forward your CV with a covering letter to

Application closing date: 7th March 2017

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. This role is funded by European Social Fund.