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Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Airdrie
  • Closing 27th January 2020

  • Advertised from 10th January 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term 12 month contract


Do you have the drive and passion to support us in tackling food poverty? In 2018-19 we supported 4,700 people living in poverty by providing them with emergency food. This was a 33% increase from the previous years and the need for our services is continuing to grow.

We have now reached a point where we need to recruit our first paid position to help us manage the growing need for our service. As the Development Officer your main responsibility will be to focus of the single referral Gateway Model and to analyse and report on its effectiveness, working alongside the Trussell Trust and North Lanarkshire Council. You will be tasked to evaluate the presence of appropriate advisory and income maximisation services at our food bank services and will use key data from our services to present arguments and challenge policies to help shape the future of the food bank. We want to reduce the dependence on our food bank and reduce food poverty in our community. You will be a key player in helping us achieve this.

The successful candidate will have experience of project management, analysing data and using data to present information to inform and influence decision makers. You will have knowledge of food poverty and the policies that have been introduced to tackle this. Above all you will live by our values and have the passion and drive to reduce food poverty.

Application notes

Application form should be submitted to by 8am on Monday 27th January 2020. Interview will be held w/c 3rd February 2020.

Airdrie Food Bank is run by Calderbank Parish Church, Airdrie. Successful candidates will be employed by the Church of Scotland on the Airdrie Foodbank Project. Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure check through the PVG Scheme.