We’re looking for a southern based seed enthusiast to take up the role of Regional Coordinator for the Seed Sovereignty Programme! Closing date 5pm on Monday 25th March.

The Seed Sovereignty Programme, which began in 2017, facilitates the development of a biodiverse and resilient seed system in the UK and Ireland through building networks, providing training and mentoring, and supporting routes to market for seed producers. It raises awareness about the benefits of locally produced, open-pollinated seeds and the need for a diverse seed system, as well as acting as advocate and partner to existing organisations in the small-scale seed sector.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us at the beginning of the third phase of the Seed Sovereignty Programme in the south of England.  The role will include supporting a well-established seed network through training, mentoring, and routes to market and engaging with other groups and individuals through events, workshops and talks. It also involves collaborating with the rest of the team remotely to share best practices and co-develop the central deliverables of the programme.


  • Contribute to the centralised training and deliver in-person and online regional trainings to the network.
  • Coordinate activities, resources and equipment, if required. These activities could include but are not limited to mentoring opportunities, variety trials, seed production and information, and networking events.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with regional partners and foster thriving community collaboration within the seed networks of your region.
  • Monitor & track progress for the regional network for funders. Maintain any records as required.
  • Act as the main point of contact for enquiries and interested parties in your region.
  • Contribute to overall programme strategy/initiatives.
  • Develop new opportunities, collaborations, and funding opportunities in your region.

Find out more and apply here! Regional Coordinator South of England 2024_Job Description and Application

Please send your CV, a covering letter and the application form to Kerry Meech – kerry@gaianet.org by 5pm on Monday the 25th of March, 2024.