The following vacancies are available (through our members) at markets across the UK:
(please note that all vacancies are promoted by NABMA on behalf of our members & any queries or applications should be sent directly to the particular Market/NABMA member
London Food Board – Chair
Help implement the Mayor’s food vision for London – Mayoral Appointment – London Food Board Chair
Do you want to be chair of a Board that strives to make London’s food system the best in the world?
The Mayor of London is inviting applications for the role of the London Food Board Chair. We are looking for a senior leader who is passionate about improving London’s food system. The London Food Board Chair and Board advises the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority on food matters across the capital. The chair will play an integral part in the delivery of the Mayor’s exciting new London Food Strategy, will build partnerships to deliver improvements in London’s food system and provide expert advice to address food inequalities in the capital.
The London Food Board, reconfigured in March 2017, consists of up to 20 individuals who between them have expertise and understanding covering the following areas; food access and food poverty, public health, food economy (including SMEs, manufacturing and hospitality), procurement and supply chain management, environmental issues such as food waste and food security, local government, markets, children and young people’s food, and academia.
The new Chair will lead the Board in an exciting stage of implementing the new London Food Strategy. The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator and public speaker, with a proven ability to think strategically and influence senior stakeholders. They will bring excellent knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing London’s food sector and will have senior and substantial experience with a genuine passion for food policy. Candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to equality and diversity would be at an advantage.
For information on the roles and application criteria please read the Application Pack.
London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London’s diversity in all Board appointments. The aim is that the London Food Board contains a broad range of experience and reflects London’s diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and a covering letter (max 5 sides in total) via our online recruitment system. You will also be asked to provide recruitment monitoring information.
The CV should include details of employment, public appointments, qualifications history and the name and contact details of two referees willing to provide a reference. It should also include any relevant information regarding your eligibility for appointment and any directorships you hold.
The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as the Chair of the London Food Board, in particular addressing the criteria listed under the role specification.
If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Mark Kleinman on +44 (0)20 7983 6560.
If you have any queries regarding the application process or require information in an alternative format, please contact email@example.com
The University of Leeds have a fixed term 30 months research contract starting in January 2018 on the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets. It will be based on the main Leeds campus in the School of Geography. Closing Date is Sunday 17th December 2017. All details can be found on the Leeds University website here
The Council has recently spent over £2m redeveloping their Grade II listed Victorian Market and turning it into a 21st century market place and food court.
An exciting opportunity has now been created for a new Market Superintendent. They are looking for someone with the passion to make the market work. The postholder will be responsible for the day to day running of the market, supporting traders and overseeing staffing arrangements. Closing date is Friday 8th December 2017. For the job advert, description & job spec see the links below:
For more information contact Scarborough Council direct & visit their website: www.scarborough.gov.uk/jobs
Lancing Parish Council – Tenders invited for the Bank Holiday Markets, Beach Green, Lancing
Tenders are invited from interested parties for the following concession commencing on 1 April 2018: Bank Holiday Markets, Beach Green, Lancing
Tenders for the concession are required by noon on Wednesday 13th December 2017. Tender documents and details of the main terms and conditions for the concession are available upon request from Lancing Parish Council Office at the Parish Hall, South Street, Lancing, BN15 8AJ. Telephone 01903 753355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details contact Lancing Parish Council direct.
NABMA Communications Officer
NABMA are looking for a new Communications Officer to work 3 days per week. Closing Date for applications is 31st October. For more information see: NABMA Communications Officer Role
Wakefield Council – Principal Markets Officer Grade 11
37 hours per week (permanent)
Based at Wakefield One, Burton Street
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the management of markets across Wakefield district. We are looking for someone who has the passion, ambition and knowledge to develop and modernise our markets provision, driving improvements to ensure we can effectively integrate them into the regeneration of our town and city centres.
The successful candidate will be someone who has a proven track record of proactive market management and retail experience, who understands the essential role that markets play in supporting the local economy and the surrounding businesses in city and town centres and can effectively engage and influence with a variety of different stakeholders.
This position will proactively support the development and delivery of the service, have direct responsibility for the day to day operational management, budget monitoring and management, monitoring of performance information, identifying and overseeing facility improvement and investment schemes, health and safety requirements and overseeing staffing arrangements.
Informal discussions about the position can take place by contacting Lisa Grimbley on 01924 306591.
Closing date: 27/10/17
Market Manager – Gravesham Council – closing date Monday 9th October [Simon Hookway, Services Manager (Economic Development) at Gravesham Borough Council has said that he might be able to extend the deadline if anyone contacts him expressing interest, given the short deadline].