The Seed Truck, Project Co-ordinator


The Fife Diet is looking for a GREAT new person to join our small staff team and help deliver a brand new project for  2012-13. The post will be managed by the Fife Diet but is a joint collaboration between Fife Diet and WWF Scotland, funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund. The post will be based in Burntisland, Fife and will start in April. We offer a flexible working environment. We are sorry, but we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for interview.

The Seed Truck - planting the seed of a better food system – is a brand new project for the Fife Diet which will take the ideas of local eating and food self-sufficiency out on the road to communities across the country. It will be packed with heritage varieties of plants and trees, high quality seed stock and kit for demonstrating local eating & cooking. We’ll be offering a menu of workshops from permaculture to build-a-bed, to soil improvement, wild food walks and more, including special activities for pre-school children. The truck will be fuelled by recycled chip-fat oil demonstrating the need for innovation around food waste and transport.

The Job Description can be downloaded below.

Please submit a cover letter and a statement outlining your relevant experience.

Closing Date: Monday March 12, 2012

by email to or by post to Karen Small,
Office 6-7, Old Station House, Forth Place,
Burntisland, Fife KY3 9DR

Project Co-ordinator, the Seed Truck

Job Description

Job Title: Project Co-ordinator

Salary: £20,000-£25,000 depending on experience
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Start date: April 2012. This is a one-year post (April 2012-March 2013).

Responsible to: Fife Diet Director and the joint (Fife Diet/WWF Scotland) project steering group.
Location: Fife Diet offices, Burntisland, (but significant travel required, including overnight stays, within Scotland
Additional information: 3-month probationary period

Key tasks and responsibilities:
To plan, co-ordinate and deliver a series of workshops via the Seed Truck, a mobile unit fuelled by oil from recycled food waste. The co-ordinator will work with a number of other facilitators to deliver this innovative programme of work.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and competent individual who is also able to contribute by delivering at least one of the workshop themes, from: build a bed, wild food walk, local food innovation, permaculture, advanced composting, worm boxing or other appropriate subject/activity. The project co-ordinator will also present information on sustainable food choices to inspire behaviour change at a series of public events, including festivals and Highland games.

The project co-ordinator will develop a year long programme to deliver the Seed Truck concept across Scotland. They will plan an events calendar, drive the truck and deliver the project to schools, community projects and at a wide range of live events across Scotland.

The co-ordinator’s role will be supported by a part-time administrator who will assist in co-ordinating bookings and liaising with the facilitators.

Offers will be conditional to successful application to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme. For more information on the scheme, please see Disclosure Scotland

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One Comment
  • Rhyddian Knight March 20, 2012 at 18:46

    Did you find a suitable candidate for ‘the seed truck’ position; if not i would be delighted to apply. Just seen the advertisement and wished i seen it sooner!
    All the best,
    Rhyddian Knight