Incredible Edible Lambeth is recruiting

Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) is recruiting a  Community Programme Coordinator for Incredible Edible LEAP. Below you will find the following:

  • How to Apply
  • Job Description
  • Person Specification
  • Who is Incredible Edible Lambeth?
  • What  is LEAP?

How to Apply

Deadline:  Friday 21st September

Please apply with CV and covering letter. The post is available immediately so please state when you would be able to commence work. In your letter please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification, and any of the desirable criteria.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th September at Remakery, Brixton.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting role – we look forward to receiving your application.

Please email your application form to


Job Description

Post title:   Incredible Edible LEAP Programme Coordinator

Purpose of the Post:  To co-produce, facilitate and support the delivery and evaluation of an extensive programme of community initiatives related to healthy eating, increasing physical activity and food growing for families with children under four years old in four neighbouring Lambeth wards (Stockwell, Vassall, Coldharbour, Tulse Hill).

Reports to:   LEAP into Healthy Lifestyles Community Programme Director who  in turn reports to the directors of Incredible Edible Lambeth and to the director of the LEAP programme

Hours of work: Full time would consider job share

Location of work: You will be only be desk based for a maximum of 50% of your time. There will be various hot desking spaces throughout the four wards that you can access. The LEAP office will also be available to use. That is based at the Remakery, 51 Lilford Road, Brixton.

Pay: £30,000 p.a. Pro rata, 4 weeks paid holiday


Specific responsibilities

  • To co-produce a range of community-led healthy eating, physical activity and food growing activities in each ward
  • To find innovative ways of building on IEL activities and introduce new events and programmes into LEAP sites to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity
  • To work with community providers and core LEAP team to set delivery targets, monitor and evaluate, and deliver within agreed budgets
  • To work with the LEAP communications lead to ensure engagement with target groups, and build collaboration with statutory sector delivery partners
  • Helping to design and test ways pf measuring he social impact of community food programmes
  • Lead activities such as walks, talks and meetings to help create an environment in which healthy living is easy.
  • To promote healthy eating in line with the IEL/LEAP food policy and relevant staff members
  • To keep abreast of innovation in the community sector nationally and internationally and test the application of successful programme in the LEAP area.
  • To make connections with key organisations both inside and outside of the borough, to form new partnerships and help increase the sustainability of community activities (beyond the life of LEAP).
  • To develop, organize and maintain user friendly and efficient administrative systems, processes and procedures including, filing systems, paper files, file cabinets, shared electronic files, reference library items and office inventory. Record, track and monitor administrative systems as required
  • To maintain electronic information flow including inbox/outbox email.
  • To develop, support and maintain databases as required. Manage support staff to update and maintain volunteer database. Input information and perform data entry.
  • To understand and administer financial procedures, including budget and expenditure.  Verify invoices. Administer expenses claims.
  • To maintain organisation of policies and procedures and develop reference and training materials to share ‘what works’.
  • To attend meetings and take minutes if required.
  • Process DBS applications
  • To attend departmental and cross-organisational meetings as required
  • To attend internal and external training courses as appropriate.
  • To undertake other duties as required.

Special conditions

  • Occasional travel and some out of hours working may be required with notice.
  • This post may involve working with sensitive issues or directly with parents or children and young people, full training and support will be given if required.
  • IEL and LEAP partners are committed to practices promoting equal opportunities and diversity and it is essential that the post-holder is willing to make a positive contribution to their promotion and implementation.


Person Specification


  • Knowledge of and passion for food and healthy living
  • Able to make a difference to people’s lives through working with communities organisations and individuals
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including writing skills and experience of compiling material for written and electronic mediums
  • Familiarity with social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A commitment to equality and diversity and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Ability and willingness to undertake occasional travel and out of hours working with notice
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Docs and working collaboratively digitally.



  • Experience of facilitating community-led food and healthy living projects
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Experience of working with very young children and/or parents
  • Knowledge of communities and community organisation in the LEAP area.


Who is Incredible Edible Lambeth?

Mission Statement

Incredible Edible Lambeth supports growers, cookers and eaters to be more connected, more sustainable and more successful. We believe in ‘Good local food for local people’.

Main Aims of the organisation

Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL), started in 2010, is a network of food growers and activists who are working to improve our local communities. We exist to re-localise the food system in Lambeth so that it nurtures us and strengthens our communities, by bringing people together and connecting them. We do this by bringing in resources, funding, running programmes and services and advocating for our members and a more localised food system.


What is LEAP?

LEAP is an innovative programme created to better the lives of thousands of children in the Lambeth community, focusing on four wards Stockwell, Coldharbour, Vassall and Tulse Hill. The goal is to make Lambeth the best place in the world for a baby to be born and to grow up.

Funded by the Big Lottery and working with partners locally and nationally, it is  a ten year project that aims to support the social, emotional, communication and language development of babies and children, their diet and nutrition as well as parents’ wellbeing, their social networks and the strength of their communities and wider environment.

One of the aims is ‘to work with the community, giving them the control of what services they need and ways in which to improve life for their families’. This job will contribute directly to this goal.