Movable Feasts

Contract for Delivery of Local Food Project

Groundwork Kent & Medway is a unique and vibrant charitable organisation. Established in North Kent in 1990, it has gone from strength to strength, delivering over £20 million of environmental improvements.

Local communities are at the heart of our philosophy and by working in partnership we deliver successful and inspirational projects, from play areas to gardening clubs, skate parks to school activities.

We have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food scheme to establish a community run, organic market garden enterprise, Movable Feasts. Movable Feasts will be based on a network of permanent and temporary urban and semi-urban growing spaces in Kent. We will grow and sell fresh fruit, vegetables and other horticultural products to the local community and provide opportunities for volunteering and training.


We require the delivery of this project and to provide a key role in the establishment of this social enterprise. The work will span strategic development, project management and leadership but also operational delivery. We expect the contractor to ensure that the project develops into a sustainable, successful and community led social enterprise.


This will be a fixed fee consultancy, with an envisaged contract range of £35k to £38k p/a. The contract is for 1 year initially. Any extension to this period will be subject to successful delivery.  Project funding runs until the end of March 2014.  


A Disclosure from the CRB will be required for individuals working on this project.


Please download a copy of the attached brief and application process by clicking here.  For a budget and summary of the business plan please contact Claire Woodcock at Groundwork Kent and Medway on 01634 855166 or [email protected].


For an informal discussion on the project please ring Ian Martin, General Manager on 01634 855166.


Deadline for completed bids to be received by:  5pm on Friday 9th

 December 2011.  


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Groundwork Kent & Medway
48 Canterbury Street
Kent ME7 5UN

T 01634 855166
F 01634 855177
E [email protected]