IFSTAL Workplace Update - July 2020

IFSTAL Workplace Update - July 2020

by Rosina Borrelli -
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Workplace Update – July 2020


Hi everyone,


This is the last workplace update before the summer break, and I wish you all a restful and productive (for those of you writing up) couple of months. We will be back in September with a new combined newsletter including all the opportunities you see in the workplace update, but also interesting papers, conferences and requests from the wider community that you see in the digest. Make sure your email is updated on the portal so you continue to receive them!


For those of you nearing the end of your IFSTAL journey, here are the links for staying in touch with us and the rest of the community:

·       Update your portal email address: in order to keep receiving these emails as an alumnus, ensure that you update your email address on the portal as your institutional email will expire.

·       Complete your learning journey: as a record of your learning and to support your development as a “reflexive practitioner”, now is a good time to complete your understanding of how IFSTAL has influenced your thinking over the past year.

·       Request your attendance certificate: Contact your local EC for more detail so you can use this in employment applications.

·       Add IFSTAL to LinkedIn: This is the best place to build your professional network, and if you add IFSTAL under education, you will be automatically added to the alumni list you will find on the IFSTAL page.





Events and volunteering opportunities for networking and experience:

Volunteering roles are usually unpaid and some organisations will pay your travel or lunch. It is important that all unpaid work is agreed upfront with an organisation and you are aware of your professional value to avoid any exploitative practices. If you are in any doubt, as always, please get in touch with your careers service or anyone in the IFSTAL team.


If you are interested in gaining experience at a particular organisation, please get in touch, we may have a contact that we can approach for an opportunity.


This is an area where you can really use your existing, and build your future network. Think about helping at an event, or blogging, contact your local EC to see what is running this term at your local institution that you could support.


Consider the social distancing guidelines when taking on any voluntary or short-term role. Some roles can be performed remotely, and this is also a time where organisations may be overloaded and unable to respond to speculative approaches, so don’t be disheartened, or put off from applying again in the future.


Associate Health and Nutrition Officer, UN Volunteers, Congo,



Ongoing opportunities:


Sustainable Restaurant Association: https://thesra.org/work-with-us/  

Compassion in World Farming: https://www.ciwf.org.uk/get-involved/jobs-and-volunteering/

School Food Matters, https://www.schoolfoodmatters.org/about-us/work-us             

Fareshare, UK. https://fareshare.org.uk/volunteer/

Action against Hunger, London, http://www.acfin-hr.net/jobs/positions.php?hq=18  

Gaia Foundation: https://www.gaiafoundation.org/jobs-internships/     

Oxfam, virtual, London, Oxford, https://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/find-a-voluntary-internship-opportunity

Global Generation, London, http://www.globalgeneration.org.uk/jobs-and-internships

Garden Organic, Coventry, http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/volunteer-vacancies

Slow Food US, US https://www.slowfoodusa.org/jobs-internships           




Remember internships should be paid pieces of work, but in some exceptional cases a stipend should be provided to cover your costs. If you are in any doubt about an offer, please contact us or your local careers service. They usually last up to a year; anything over this time period should have a standard employment contract (even if fixed term). Schemes include:


Internship - Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Intern, World Food Programme, London, Closes 19th August



Communications & Marketing Intern, CDP North America, New York (remote), asap



Food Tank Research, Event, Advocacy, and Writing Internship, FOOD TANK, remote, ongoing



Internship, Associate Programme, Food Cycle and others, UK, ongoing



Future leaders programme, OLAM commodities, ongoing



Food Internships, TESCO, Hertfordshire, ongoing



Future Leaders Programme, Unilever, UK, ongoing 



Various work experience posts: Nestle Academy, worldwide, ongoing, requires log in



Internship Programme, IFAD, global, ongoing



Natural and social capital consultancy, Sustain Value, virtual, ongoing.





Employment Opportunities:


Food Co-ordinator, FarmEd, Chipping Norton, Closes 27th August



Programme Co-ordinator, FarmEd, Chipping Norton, Closes 27th August



DgP - SEO - Project Lead, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Surrey, Closes 4th August. https://bit.ly/3gkoO1F 


Policy and Influencing Officer - Food for Life Get Togethers (Part-time), Home-based, Closes 10th August



Project Manager, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, Brighton, Closes 18th August



Assistant Director of Community Food Work, The Active Wellbeing Society, Birmingham, Closes 23rd August



Senior Food Security and Livelihoods Adviser, British Red Cross, London or remote, Closes 2nd August



External Communications and Engagement Manager, Natural History Museum, London & Oxford, Closes 17th August



Associate Director, The Whitehouse Consultancy, London, Closes 24th August



Advocacy Advisor, BRAC, London, Closes 7th August



Senior Economist, Development Pathways, South East, Closes 10th August



Sourcing Specialist, Natoora, London, Closes asap



Associate, Special Projects, CDP North America, New York, Closes 10th August



Supply Chain Standards Manager, Marine Stewardship Council, London, Closes 10th August



Partnerships Officer, World Food Programme, Mali, Closes 19th August



Strategic Coordinator (part time), Table, University of Oxford, Oxford, Closes 24th August



Senior Research Officer, University of Essex - School of Life Sciences, Colchester, Closes 31st August



Many roles, community coordinators and others, Fareshare, UK, Closes various dates



Many open, international roles, Global, ongoing

Nestle: https://www.nestle.com/jobs

Unilever:  https://www.unilever.com/careers/

WFP: https://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings



PhD Opportunities:


PhD Studentship: Industrial Strategy to Deliver Absolute Zero, University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering, Cambridge, Closes 16th September




5x PhD Studentships, University of Nottingham & Rothamsted Research - Graduate Centre for International Agriculture, Nottingham, Close 31st December





Further places to look for opportunities: See the portal here: https://vle.ifstal.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=590