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Community Food Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,969 pro-rata
  • Elderpark, Govan (Glasgow)
  • Closing 5th May 2021

  • Advertised from 28th April 2021
  • 25 hours per week


Support the effective running of the Moogety Grub Hub food project. Assist in engaging with the community regarding the future development of the project. Contribute, alongside the Moogety Community, towards establishing a new venue for delivering the project including a shop and training venue.

The project aims to support community learning to improve health, diet and address food insecurity enabling local people to:

  • Have improved, affordable access to fresh produce
  • Improve their skills in food preparation, cooking and storing
  • Increase access to and knowledge of healthy eating
  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness
  • Increases access to volunteering and training opportunities

The work will be mostly sited at Dig In, Crossloan Rd (until September 2021), but also may take place elsewhere in the vicinity (eg community centre). It will involve delivery of such activities as selling basic fruit and veg, operating elements of a food pantry model, operating food point, preparing recipe bags, working with cash, membership and voucher schemes. The period until September is a transition period to the food project to be based at Craigton Rd and will involve trialling different food related activities to find the best fit for the community which is also within capacity and budget to deliver.

Job duties

  • To work with line manager and other team members following direction from Moogety Foods committee
  • To work with members of the public in a customer facing role
  • Sourcing, preparing, distributing fruit/veg, recipe bags pantry and other stock such as for food point
  • Maintaining stock and customer records
  • Working with manager and committee to institute voucher and membership schemes
  • To be flexible in duties, recognising that requirements may change
  • Institute and maintain cash handling system
  • Keeping financial records and banking.
  • Work with admin officer with regular financial reporting and recording
  • Written reports, timesheets etc to line manager and regular supervision and team meetings
  • Maintaining stock supplies and storing appropriately
  • Devising and maintain HACCP system for food storage
  • Undertaking any training required
  • Working with line manager and/or nutritionist to devise healthy recipe bags and boxes (which may include cooking them to test out)
  • May be required to do food demonstrations
  • Minimise waste and work with manager to source best supplies
  • Support project with marketing and social media
  • Work with, and support volunteers
  • Keep public areas clean and tidy
  • Work in a safe manner and undertake risk assessments where required
  • To collect and deliver stock as necessary (potentially driving van)
  • Any other reasonable duties as required by committee and line manager

Person specifications


  • Pleasant, friendly manner for customer facing role
  • A commitment to community led working
  • A commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability to engage with people and recognising barriers to engagement and participation
  • Cash handling skills
  • Ability to organise and implement systems of recording and monitoring
  • An interest in, and commitment to, the aims of the project
  • Interest in promotion of healthy, affordable food
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training
  • Ability to work as team member and unsupervised
  • Good communicator
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy, ability to write reports
  • Relevant experience – eg community work, retail
  • Ability to carry out the duties in job description


  • Confident with cooking
  • Driving licence
  • Relevant qualifications, eg CLD qualifications, REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene
  • Knowledge or experience of community engagement
  • Understanding community enterprise objectives and implementation

Duration of contract: Commencing as soon as possible, until September 30th, 2021. (Any extension of this contract is subject to further funding.)

Application notes

To apply, please email CV and covering letter describing your suitability for the post to

Deadline for applications: May 5th, 5pm.

Interviews: Candidates selected for interview will be required to make a presentation on 'How I see my role with Moogety Foods'. Interviews will take place week beginning 10th May.