Vacancy: Project Officer (Food Justice)

Job Title:                     Project Officer
Location:                     Edinburgh, with regular travel across Scotland
Hours of work:           37 per week
Contract type:            Permanent subject to funding
Starting salary:           £26,314 pa


We are looking for an experienced project officer to take forward our work on the food insecurity and right to food agenda.

The successful candidate will work with colleagues across a number of initiatives in the area including the Dignity Project, the Good Food Nation campaign and other projects. The work will include:

  • Developing resources, reports and workshop plans aimed at different audiences. This will include producing tools to support practice change in the community food sector (food banks, community larders, community kitchens etc); writing reports to funders; and preparing for diverse participant groups.
  • Facilitating groups and delivering workshops centred on the issues of food insecurity, right to food and food justice, with the degree of sensitivity and empathy that these topics require.
  • Building good working relationships with partners in the sector including emergency food providers, those with lived experience of poverty and other NGOs.

As part of a small, agile team the successful candidate will be able to adapt to adapt to changing priorities, work collaboratively with colleagues and demonstrate reflective attitude to work. Whilst the post is associated with high degree of autonomy and low levels of supervision, the project officer will be supported by other colleagues in the team with relevant expertise and specialist knowledge.


Person Specification

•   Ability to develop resources and reports aimed at different audiences
•   Ability to embrace reflective practice (including in one’s own work) and implement changes as a result of that process
•   Experience of facilitation and workshop delivery, and bridge-building skills
•   Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including community initiatives, those with lived experience of poverty, NGO partners and funders
•   Experience of participatory approaches to promote practice change
•   Ability to manage own workload and work with high degree of autonomy

•   In-depth understanding of poverty and food insecurity in Scotland, including how particular groups are affected
•   Knowledge and understanding of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
•   Skills in using social media, managing website content


Application procedure

Please see the job description for full details about this post. Please send completed application form to and the equality & diversity monitoring form to

Deadline: 23rd February 2020
Interviews: 27th February 2020

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