Food Pantry Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,412 pro-rata
  • Craigmillar
  • Closing 30th July 2021

  • Advertised from 9th July 2021
  • 1 year contract, 21 hours per week, days negotiable


The Role

The Pantry Officer will be responsible for managing and leading on the day to day operations of the Green House Pantry based in Craigmillar. The Pantry will work with the Your Local Pantry franchise scheme.

The Pantry Officer will be expected to:

  • Organise and manage the day to day operations of the pantry
  • Deliver excellent customer service
  • Manage and work with local suppliers and Fareshare to ensure the pantry is well stocked at all times
  • Leading and managing a team of volunteers
  • Working in partnership with local organisations and supermarkets
  • Working alongside the Community Alliance Trust’s Craigmillar Community Food Hub team to engage with residents of Craigmillar and neighbouring communities to uptake memberships with the pantry and participate in other community food activities

The Pantry

Our intention is for The Green House to open as a Food Pantry three days/week, and be used as a community food space outside of these times, providing a location for workshops, classes etc which would be delivered by our Community Food Officer. Our goal is for the Pantry to have a regular membership of approximately 200 within six months of the start of the post, such that it becomes a self-financing social enterprise.

The Green House is a shop unit leased by the Community Alliance Trust (CAT). It has a good central location on Niddrie Mains Road. We intend for the Green House to play a large role in the Community Alliance Trust’s community food hub project developed in response to food insecurity/poverty in the Craigmillar area.

The Community Alliance Trust

Community Alliance Trust (CAT) is a development trust, and is a non-profit distributing organisation set up by the Community Regeneration Forum in 2011 to develop community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the Craigmillar area and improve the quality of life of Craigmillar residents.

We are currently running a community food hub project which seeks to support households in food insecurity. The project has several strands including local food growing, community food work and the pantry.

Charity No: SC043998

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 30th July. Interviews to be held on the 11th August.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form attached to this page and send to If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you within a week of the closing date.

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