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Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £34,347
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th October 2023

  • Advertised from 4th October 2023
  • Plus contributory pension scheme. (Fixed term until 31.3.26)


This is a great opportunity to join our successful and award-winning community food growing project in the east end of Glasgow. Via the medium of food growing the SCGP aims to address a wide range of poverty related issues in the local area and has developed services and activities to improve the health and well-being of local people, improve employability through volunteering, provide positive opportunities for children and families and to build the social capital of the community.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Project and for assisting the volunteer Board in its good governance and ongoing strategic development.

They will enable individual users and groups to learn about and practice vegetable and fruit growing, healthy eating and lifestyles, cooking and will facilitate and organise activities and events to promote these aims. The Project Co-ordinator is responsible for recruiting, managing and supporting any junior staff members and engaging and administering any sessional worker contracts. He/she will direct and develop the SCGP’s volunteering programme, ensuring it continues to be a ‘Volunteer Friendly’ accredited project and will direct and develop services for children and families.

We are seeking someone with an awareness and experience of food growing and a good understanding of food poverty issues and the benefits of healthy eating. You will have had a minimum of two years’ experience and a track record of success in the development of community projects. You will have a community development or other relevant qualification.

The successful candidate will be a good organiser who is able to multi-task and prioritise competing priorities with minimal supervision. You will be creative , innovative and resourceful and committed to the aims of our project. You will be a team player with a positive attitude who is able to develop and sustain good working relationships with plot holders, volunteers, partners and funders.

Ideally you will also:

• Have an understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements upon charitable voluntary organisations; be numerate and have experience of budgeting, staff management and of reporting to a Board.

• Have fund-raising experience and be able to assess and report on the impact of our project to funders and other stakeholders.

Application notes

Applications are invited by the closing date of Thursday 26th October 2023.Interviews will take place Week Commencing 6th November 2023.

For any information about this post, please contact:

Jo Farren, Corporate Services Manager