|It is proposed that a new role should be created to continue the work initiated by Cambridge Allotments 2000 and help to further improve the City's allotments....|
NOTES OF MEETING HELD ON 14/09/00
ALLOTMENT OFFICER DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE
Sue Woodsford, Lee Fish, John Roebuck, Dave Fox.
1. Discussion took place about the role and scope of the post and it was agreed that the post, although part of the City Councils establishment, should be seen as arms length and independent, similar to the position of City Centre Manager.
The purpose of the post would be to support and work with the Allotment Societies rather than initiate work programmes itself.
2. Draft Terms of Reference
2.1 All these Terms of Reference are seen as issues over which the post holder would support and work with the Allotment Societies and Central Council to initiate and implement themselves.
2.2 Marketing and Promotion of Allotments in the City
|Identify areas with vacancies and assist with targeted marketing.
||Assist with the management of the Farm Market.
||Develop competitions and other promotional activities.
||Newsletter/website assist with collecting and editing material.
2.3 Assist in the preparation of management plan and development plans for each society which may be used in support of bids for funding.
2.4 Identify sources of external funding.
2.5 Environment Issues
|Assist in implementing the Allotment Habitat Plan, Local Agenda 21 and other relevant strategies.
||Assist in the development of recycling, waste management and composting schemes.
2.6 Development and Education
|Develop relationship with schools.
||Promote displays and other promotional material at appropriate venues.
||Develop an educational programme for allotment holders, including organic gardening.
||Work with local community and support groups.
||Work with the primary care groups.
|Liaise with Neighbourhood Watch/local residents associations.|
3.1 Having identified the role of the post it was clear that in order for it to be effective over a two year period a full time person was necessary. It was, therefore, agreed that, subject to job evaluation, the post would have a salary of £20,000 per annum based on a two year contract with a further £5,000 for on costs, IT, stationery, etc.
3.2 The following sources of funding were identified:
|Cambridge City Council Priority Development Fund (JR has subsequently made a bid for £20,000 over two years). ||WREN JR has arranged to meet with the Councils WREN co-ordinator to discuss the way forward.
||Sustainable City (Sue has already received a principle bid of £2,000).
||"Shell Better Britain" JR to pursue (telephone 0121 2485900. e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
||National Lottery JR to discuss with Tim Wall.
||Anglian Water JR to discuss with Tim Wall.
||Central Council of Allotment Societies Dave Fox to pursue contribution.
Latest update 20/07/01