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Nourishing Leith Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Leith, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd May 2019
  • £27,000 FTE for three years. For the first year the postholder will work 16 hours/week on average, full-time being counted as 36 hours, amounting to total annual pre-tax pay of £12,000. In the worst-case scenario this might drop to 14 hours/week in the second year and 12 hours/week in the third year, as these are the hours funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.


Flexible start/finish times. May occasionally need to work unusual hours to meet the requirements of the post. No overtime payments but time off will be offered in lieu. The postholder may be offered freelance work over and above contracted hours, at a rate to be negotiated, but this is not guaranteed.

The job includes assisting with the raising of funds for the project, which will include money for the postholder’s own salary, with the minimum aim of keeping his/her hours at 16/week and the potential to extend them, and to extend employment indefinitely.

The Project Officer’s job is mainly to further the development of our multifaceted ‘urban crofts’ concept (see This involves assisting with planning, fundraising, recruitment and management with regard to:

  • building refurbishment/construction
  • the education of vulnerable adult and children (no direct teaching or curriculum development is required)
  • commercial activities (the development of an existing pop-up café and the establishment of a shop) promotional work

The job has great potential for evolving/expanding, depending on what the postholder contributes to it.

Application notes

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Please write a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements of the position, and submit electronically, together with a CV and the details of two referees (preferably former/current employers, whom we shall approach with discretion) to by 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 May 2019.

Please text/phone 0792 1829120 if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours.

Applicants selected for interview will be notified of the time and place of their interview, which will take place in the week commencing Monday, 27 May 2019.