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

Referral Admin

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £23,000
  • New Lairdship Yards, Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3UY
  • Closing 18th July 2022

About Edinburgh Food Project

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 7 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 are now going through a period of change, developing their strategy to reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the need for foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

Purpose of Role:

Working alongside the Money Advice Service, the role of Referral Administrator is to triage clients referred by the Scottish Welfare Fund, the Money Advice Helpline and for those clients who contact EFP direct. In addition, the role involves general administrative tasks such as answering phone calls and emails, creating client records and arranging appointments with Money Advice Service advisers.

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Benefits/Debt Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,000 – £28,000
  • 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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Trustee Treasurer

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh or remotely by video call
  • Closing 31st January 2022

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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Money Advice Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid working
  • Closing 21st March 2022

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 7 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 are now going through a period of change, developing their strategy to reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the need for foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

About the Money Advice Service

Edinburgh Food Project provides a free, impartial and confidential service, tailored to meet the needs of our clients. The Money Advice Service is a holistic service, providing specialist advice and support with:

  • Personal Debt and money
  • Applying for benefits
  • Budgeting
  • Welfare rights
  • Energy advice
  • Employability
  • Accessing Mental Health and Wellbeing services
  • Applying for grants
  • Foodbank referrals

Purpose of Role

To supervise and provide day to day line management, and monitor service delivery of our Money Advice Service in accordance with Edinburgh Food Project’s (EFP) vision and values.

In line with EFP’s commitment to Equality and Diversity, the Manager will mentor, support and supervise team colleagues to build individual and collective skills, capacities and confidence. The outcome of this will be demonstrated by highly effective teamwork, excellent service delivery and maximised customer and client satisfaction levels.

The MAS manager will both act as a role model for setting advice delivery and customer service standards and regularly, within the context of forming an efficient team, review information and service processes to identify, implement and test improvements.

Please download the Information Pack below for further details.

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Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2022

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 7 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 are now going through a period of change, developing their strategy to reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the need for foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

Purpose of Role

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.”

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with either:

  • Fundraising experience,
  • Marketing/Communication experience,
  • Advice experience (e.g. benefits/debt) or
  • Lived experience of poverty

Please download the Information Pack below for further details.

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Finance and Compliance Lead

  • Part time
  • £32,000 – £38,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - Hybrid working
  • Closing 18th April 2022

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 7 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 are now going through a period of change, developing their strategy to reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the need for foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Finance Sub Committee the Finance and Compliance Lead is a key role within Edinburgh Food Project. As a small charitable organisation we need an experienced individual to develop and maintain robust administrative and financial systems, to ensure the smooth operation of the organisation.

Please download the Information Pack below for further details.

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Business Support Admin

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th May 2022

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 7 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 are now going through a period of change, developing their strategy to reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the need for foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

Purpose of Role

Working closely with the Management team, the Business Support Admin is a key role within Edinburgh Food Project. As a small charitable organisation we need an experienced individual to develop and maintain robust administrative and office systems, to ensure the smooth operation of the organisation.

Please download the Information Pack below for further details.

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This vacancy has now closed

Benefits/Debt Adviser

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £28,000
  • New Lairdship Yards, Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3UY
  • Closing 30th May 2022

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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