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Community Food Worker: Sessional

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 9th May 2024
  • Rate of pay £16.56 per hour on a self-employed basis. Hours of work as required on a flexible basis but mainly Tuesday to Thursdays, to include some evenings


About Us:

The Health Agency seeks to enable local people to take action that makes a positive impact on their own and their community’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Our Tasting Change programme is designed to tackle food insecurity and the health inequalities that prevent people from getting access to good quality, affordable, healthy food. We aim to raise community awareness levels on the importance of good food. We’ll help increase your knowledge on nutrition, improve cooking skills, and promote positive food opportunities for local families and individuals across Southwest Edinburgh. The purpose of the role is to work with Tasting Change on a range of projects that provide high quality experiences to members of the public as well as volunteers on a weekly basis.

Activities and responsibilities will include:

  • Sharing skills to inspire and train people to cook, eat and learn in a variety of settings.
  • Supporting the running of a The Sunflower Food Pantry at The Clovenstone Community Centre
  • Planning and delivering community meals
  • Supporting volunteers
  • Updating and maintaining relevant social media site
  • Maintaining kitchen facilities to a high standard.

Following a period of observation and training, we would expect the post-holder to lead and plan workshops and community meals. We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a professional or a community food setting and has experience of working with people and volunteers from all backgrounds. The post holder should also have excellent communication skills and be flexible as some evening and weekend work may be required.

Person Specification/Essential

Skills and abilities Food prep & cooking in a professional or community / training setting

A good knowledge of food and food groups and different cuisines

Supporting or working with people / volunteers

Using own initiative / taking responsibility for specific tasks

Good organisational skills

Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing

Non-judgemental and non-discriminatory

Basic IT skills


REHIS Elementary Certificate in Food Hygiene

A full driving licence

Application notes

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Interview date: Monday 3rd June 2024.