Job Description

Full Time Appetite for Angus Co-Ordinator

Appetite for Angus (a sub group of Angus Tourism Co-Operative Ltd) has a contract vacancy for the role of Co-Ordinator.

Purpose of Role

Responsible to the steering group of Appetite for Angus (A4A), and through them to the Board of the Angus Tourism Co-Operative Ltd, the role is to act as the co-ordinator for Appetite for Angus, the Regional Food & Drink Group for the Angus region and the newly formed Sustainable Food Group for Angus, which forms part of Appetite for Angus.

The primary purpose of the role is to support and develop Angus food & drink businesses, to raise the profile of our local food & drink offering and to promote and develop our strategy around sustainability.  The role will be aligned to our objectives and key issues, as outlined below in the job description.

Job Description

  1. As directed by the steering group, and outlined in the workplan, the co-ordinator will deliver against the 8 key regional and national objectives for Appetite for Angus:
  • Produce Food Trails
  • Raise the profile of Angus producers & A4A members
  • Upskill businesses through the delivery of training sessions and signposting relating to key industry topics 
  • Raise awareness of sustainability and develop programme in association with local partners to target net zero in food, drink and hospitality industry
  • Partnership working to promote food & drink tourism in Angus
  • Build Appetite for Angus Membership
  • Explore and develop different routes to market for Angus food producers
  • Create a calendar of events and represent A4A and producers at events

They will also develop and support the Sustainable Food Group on the 6 key issues which have been identified:

  • Food Governance & Strategy
  • Healthy Food for All
  • Catering & Procurement
  • Good Food Movement
  • Sustainable Food Economy
  • Food for the Planet
  1. Ensure timely and relevant reporting to the Steering Group.
  2. Take the lead in the co-ordination of efforts to boost food tourism in Angus, acting as the focal point for businesses in the sector.
  3. Act as the primary focal point for A4A with Angus Council, Scotland Food & Drink, Visit Angus, Visit Scotland, Nourish Scotland and other groups promoting Angus as a food and drink destination of choice.
  4. Research and understand the various Scottish strategies applicable to food tourism eg Ambition 2030, Home Advantage (UK Market Development) and Food Tourism Scotland and advise the steering group of potential initiatives and opportunities.
  5. Liaising with and supporting steering group activity leaders e.g. website, social media, legal.
  6. Act as the representative for A4A at external meetings as required
  7. Networking within the Food and Drink and food tourism sector to implement opportunities, identifying opportunities for collaboration eg within the Tay Cities Food Group, with other regional food groups, food tourism groups, third sector organisations as well as with Business Angus.

Person Profile and Skills required:

  1. Able to represent A4A at senior level
  2. Experience and knowledge of the food & drink sector and sustainability.
  3. Proven development experience, able to identify opportunities.
  4. Passionate about local food and drink and our environment.
  5. Passionate about Angus as a county.
  6. Objective, measured, logical, patience, diplomatic, organised, able to give this role time.
  7. Self-starter, motivated, team player.
  8. Good communicator – oral / written.


  1. The role will be contracted through A4A to the Angus Tourism Co-Operative Ltd.
  2. Remuneration for the contract will be £2500 per month. Note ATC is not registered for VAT. Nothing in the contract or any communication relating to the role implies that the individual is employed by ATC or A4A. 
  3. The contractor is responsible for their own taxes, national insurance, sick pay and holiday pay. The contractor is explicitly advised to take legal or financial advice before signing this contract. 
  4. The contractor will be required to help administer the A4A contact email.
  5. A fuel allowance of £100 pcm will be provided. Fuel receipts may be requested.  All other expenses must be covered by the contractor.
  6. The role may be based at a location in Angus when conditions allow. Until that time the contractor will be required to work from a suitable location at their own cost and risk.
  7. The expectation is that the contractor will spend 5 days per week (40 hours) working on the role. However, all parties agree the focus should be on outputs achieved not time recorded.
  8. For the avoidance of doubt this is a fixed contract to the end of March 2023 and the remuneration under the contract is not negotiable.
  9. Expected outputs will be clearly expressed and agreed by the steering group of A4A as a range of KPIs, as detailed within the workplan objectives and key issues outlined above.

Please apply by email, with a covering letter and your CV, to by Friday 5th August.