Edinburgh Food Project
Edinburgh Food Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC043220

Edinburgh Food Project was set up in 2012 to facilitate the opening of foodbanks to alleviate the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh.  Our 8 foodbanks, part of the Trussell Trust network, covering North West & Central Edinburgh fed almost 7,000 men, women and children last year with nutritionally balanced food packs covering three meals for at least three days. 


Current vacancies

Trustee Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh or remotely by video call
  • Closing 15th December 2021

Edinburgh Food Project was established in 2012 with the aim of reducing the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to those in the community most in need. Over the last three years, we have been transitioning our 8 foodbank centres into “More than Food” hubs to allow our clients to access dedicated support to help them with their immediate and underlying problems to reduce/eliminate their need for food bank assistance and build their financial resilience for the future.

Edinburgh Food Project is overseen by the Board of Trustees, who have overall responsibility and accountability for everything the charity does. The Board consist of 12 individual volunteers (unpaid) who bring an array of skills and experience to help set the charities strategic direction and ensure good governance. Trustees have an opportunity to significantly contribute towards Edinburgh Food Project’s mission:

”To provide emergency food supplies and support to people in crisis, while working with people, communities, and our partner agencies to address the underlying causes of food poverty.”

Board meetings are held every 6 weeks on Monday evenings, at 5pm (6pm if in person), currently via Zoom. Between Board meetings you may be required to spend additional time on subjects such as setting strategic direction, dealing with staff matters, improving governance or making decisions on infrastructure.

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This vacancy has now closed

Benefits/Debt Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,175 – £25,750
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th October 2021

Edinburgh Food Project was established with the aim of reducing the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to those in the community most in need. Over the last three years, we have been transitioning our 8 foodbank centres into “More than Food” hubs to allow our clients to access dedicated support to help them with their immediate and underlying problems to reduce/eliminate their need for food bank assistance and build their financial resilience for the future.

Working within the Money Advice Service, the role of Benefits/Debt Adviser supports clients with a range of debt (and related) issues, providing advice and information in person, via email and on the phone. The successful candidate will use independent information sources and internal tools available to provide holistic debt and/or budgeting advice, reviewing and translating complex information to clients to ensure they understand the debt options available to them.

To be successful, you will have recent experience of delivering generalist advice on a wide range of topics, such as debt, housing and welfare, in line with the Scottish National Standards. In additional you will excellent communication and IT skills and have the ability to analyse, interpret and record information to the required quality standards.

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