• Full time
  • £27,000
  • East Lothian Food Bank, Civic Square, Tranent, EH33 1LH
  • Closing 26th April 2021

  • Advertised from 29th March 2021
  • Hours: 35 hours per week (Core operational hours Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm with some evening and weekend working) Contract: Fixed term for 12 months in the first instance, with the intention to renew based on performance and dependent on funding


Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Management reports: 3 members of staff and over 30 regular volunteers

Budget responsibility: Accountable for operational budgets and financial management

Offer of employment contingent on Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland

We are looking for a candidate with the ambition, experience and passion to help us grow our services while ensuring we deliver a ‘gold standard’ crisis food service to those that need it, when they need it, during the most challenging of times.

You will play a critical role in ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of our essential local services during very challenging times and in the face of increasing demand. You will have the skills and experience to develop and build a strong team of staff, volunteers and external partners committed to ensuring no one in need in East Lothian goes without food. Working with the Board of Trustees, you will ensure delivery of our strategic aims, including creative measures to help those experiencing food poverty and deprivation in East Lothian by supporting and encouraging self-help and support schemes, mobilising voluntary and community resources and accessing new sources of funding which can extend the reach, scope and scale of operation of the organisation.

Further priorities will include securing income from fundraising and grant income for our core crisis service and developing and resourcing ‘more than food’ projects and taking a strategic lead in helping shape local responses to the root causes of food poverty across East Lothian.

Experience of being accountable for or manager of a front line service would be an advantage.

There may always be a need for our crisis food service, but we believe with the right management we are well placed as an organisation to increase delivery of a range of services and projects to a scale that can have an impact on reducing demand for crisis food interventions and on the issues that contribute to food poverty and insecurity in East Lothian.

Application notes

Application deadline: Monday 26th April midday

Application by application pack only. Strictly no C.V.s

Application pack available to download at

If you would like a paper copy of the application pack, please contact and this will be posted to you. Please ensure that you leave enough time to complete and return your application by post by the application deadline.