Edinburgh Community Food
Edinburgh Community Food

Charity registered in Scotland SC024980

Edinburgh Community Food, established in 1996, is developing as a centre of excellence for Food and Health work in the city as highlighted within the Strategic Plan. We provide a range of services and activities promoting healthy eating, increasing access to affordable food and tackling health inequalities across the city particularly with people on low incomes and with marginalised communities of interest.  In addition we operate a social enterprise selling fresh fruit, vegetables and a range of other produce.

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Food and Health Sessional worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2023

Job role information

Out-reach based at various locations around the city of Edinburgh

Travel expenses remunerated

Flexible working patterns welcome

Holidays calculated pro rata and paid at the end of the contract


Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic organisation, dedicated to supporting the people of Edinburgh to improve their health and well being through good food. We deliver multiple food and health based community development initiatives around the city. A recent period of growth in the organisation makes this an exciting time to join the team, with lots of opportunities for the right candidate.

The development team sessional workers will be deployed to one or more of our community development projects within the contracted period to facilitate cooking group sessions, deliver educational activities and promote positive public health messages around nutrition and diet to adults and/or children. This role is ideally suited to candidates with a background as a chef or community cook but also for those with a nutrition or community development background.


• Interest in food and health

• Compassionate and empathetic

• High level of organisational skills

• Experience facilitating group work

• Ability to work as a team and use own initiative


• Experience working with vulnerable communities

• Community Development experience

• Degree in Nutrition or Community Development

• Own transport

This vacancy has now closed

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th January 2023

FRESH Year-FRESH Challenge-FRESH Food Solutions

Edinburgh Community Food is a dynamic, expanding food charity with a fresh approach to community food support. We need fresh talent for our non-executive board to help us navigate these challenging times and extend our impact.

If you have expertise in property acquisition and management, finance and accounting, HR and legal matters, sustainability, and circular economy we would love to hear from you. Third sector and board experience are advantageous but not necessary as governance support will be provided.

Even if you don’t have specific experience but feel you contribute to our community - especially raising our profile and connecting us with key organisations and future funders - please get in touch.

Our non-executive board meet once a month (a mix of online and in-person). To prepare for and attend these meetings, and other occasional contributions would require eight hours a month. In this way, your involvement can make a real impact.

Organisation profile

Edinburgh Community Food was established in 1996 and is a social enterprise and registered charity. Over the years it has developed as a centre of excellence for Food and Health work in the city and is highly regarded by Scottish Government and the City of Edinburgh Council who provide grant funding along with many other organisations

We provide a range of services and activities to promote healthy eating and tackle health inequalities across the city, particularly with people on low incomes or in poor communities, or with marginalised communities of interest. Our humanitarian food response during COVID and our Ukrainian support has significantly increased our impact and expertise in tackling food crisis.

Operation Strawberry our social enterprise provides REHIS training, a pop-up market with fresh fruit, locally sourced vegetables, food education and food discovery activities for all ages.

We are about to publish our strategic plan for the next three years and we have set ourselves three overriding aims:

  • Meet the healthy eating and food insecurity needs of people in Edinburgh
  • Make sustainability key to everything that we do
  • Ensure that everyone understands how important food is to health and well-being

Take a look at some of our projects to find out how we help people across Edinburgh and surrounding areas.