Passionate about a fairer, greener, healthier and more democratic food system? Become a Good Food Nation Ambassador!
Scottish Government has committed to new legislation on Scotland’s food system – but it was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. We need your help to fight for this new law to drive change in our food system.
Scotland boasts an incredible larder of food and drink – but what is the truth behind the marketing? The Scottish Food Coalition and A Greener Hawick believe that our food system needs to be fairer, greener healthier and more democratic – that our capacity to feed ourselves should not be compromised for private profit.
At the start of the new parliament we are recruiting a Good Food Nation Ambassador to engage with the Hawick community, increase awareness and momentum and campaign for brighter future for Scotland’s food system. Contacting candidates via phone, email or social media and ask them what they will do to address the challenges in our food system. Organising workshops to support local people to helping to ‘debunk’ questions, and supporting people to get their voices heard. Collecting stories from your community to illustrate the change we need to see in our food system. Working with existing local networks, with support from the Scottish Food Coalition, to publicise issues and recommendations locally, via social media, websites, press etc.
To aid improvement of and protection against adverse consequences to the environment in the Hawick area and to advance health by promoting local & healthy foods as a benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of food.
Experience required: This is a brilliant opportunity for somebody interested in developing their skills in campaigning, networking and political advocacy. The applicant needs to have an interest in Scotland’s food system and willingness to form strong networks in the local community. Event organisation experience, social media skills and campaigning experience is desirable but not essential.
Travel details: In and around the southern Scottish Borders.
Minimum age: 16
Training details: You will be provided with training in which the Scottish Food Coalition will provide you with the background to the law, introduce you to the key messages and work with you to develop some engagement strategies.
You will receive regular updates from the Scottish Food Coalition with the latest News.
In addition to ad hoc support, you will have the opportunity to join monthly online calls to discuss any questions or issues.
You will join a network of Ambassadors on social media to share tips, ideas and strategies.
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