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. 

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Debt Advisors x 2

  • Part time
  • £19,670 – £19,760 pro-rata
  • Foodbanks across North West, West and Central Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th September 2019

Are you a qualified Debt Advisor looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? We are seeking two part time Debt Advisors to join our team at the Edinburgh Food Project (EFP).

Edinburgh Food Project (EFP) is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. We were established in June 2012 to reduce the effects of food poverty in Edinburgh by providing emergency food parcels to people living in food poverty. We currently operate 7 foodbank centres across Edinburgh, which are open approximately 15 times per week and have 190 dedicated volunteers. The Centres are in Pilton, Craigmillar, Grassmarket, Tollcross, Broughton, Rannoch and South Queensferry.

We have recently been awarded funding from the Aspiring Communities Fund to partner with Community Money Advice (CMA) to provide debt advice across our network of 7 centres. We applied for this funding in response to our recent research on the needs of those attending out foodbanks. We are seeking to support people coming to our Centres to deal with debt, maximise their income and to prevent future crises.

These are temporary appointments in the first instance. We have funding until December 2020.

Travel : Due to our multi-site operations a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle are desirable with a mileage rate paid for travel expenses

A full Job Description is available for download below.

This vacancy has now closed

Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £21,505
  • Unit 12 New Lairdship Yards, Edinburgh, EH11 3UY
  • Closing 6th September 2019

We are seeking a part time Operations Manager to join our team in developing procedures to help improve our support and development of warehouse operations and the food supply to the foodbank centres.

We envisage that this position will involve your time being split between overseeing warehouse operations, office based duties and partnership building. You will work closely with our Director, Volunteer Manager & Service Development Manager to ensure we best meet the needs of people we support.

No two days are the same at Edinburgh Food Project! This post is perfect for a dynamic, organised and passionate person who has the ability to think on their feet and react to a changing environment.

The Operations Manager will oversee the warehouse and food logistics including supermarket and other collections and ensure administration is up to date. They will develop and ensure safe working practice within the warehouse operations and ensure collection and distribution of food is handled in a timely and efficient way. This will include; effective stock control, meeting legislative standards i.e Health & Safety/Environmental Health. They will work in association with the management team and foodbank centre volunteers, to ensure they receive a streamlined service of support with food and other provisions.

They will coordinate the day-to-day running of the main warehouse including sorting, packing, stock rotation and requirements, issuing stock, maintaining accurate records and disposal of unsuitable items.

Travel : Due to our multi-site operations a valid driver’s licence and own vehicle are desirable with a mileage rate paid for travel expenses

A full Job Description is available for download below.


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Foodbank Volunteer

Advice / Information Giving

24th June 2019

Foodbank volunteers are the friendly face of our organisation, welcoming clients with a cup of tea, making them feel at home and chatting with them, handing out food parcels and signposting to other support organisations where appropriate. Our foodbank at Craigmillar runs on a ro… Read more

Warehouse Volunteer

Practical / DIY

16th May 2019

Edinburgh Food Project turns over more than 100,000 tonnes of food a year; all donated by community groups, companies and individuals. All our donations need to be sorted, dated and made up in to food packs. We are looking for people to help with warehouse tasks, including dating… Read more