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Posted on 5th May 2023

Vacancy: Good Food Scotland Support Officer

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Our partners at Good Food Scotland are hiring a Support Officer – please see full details and information on how to apply below.

  • Location: Mixture of home working and working from Good Food Scotland projects across Glasgow.
  • Hours: 7.5 hours per week
  • Wage: £11 an hour
  • Contract: Fixed term contract (12 months)
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Annual leave: 25 days pro-rated
  • Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 26th May 2023
  • Interviews: TBC

To apply: Please send a current CV and a maximum one-sided covering letter to detailing why you feel you are a perfect fit for this role, including examples of how your experience demonstrates you meet all the essential person specifications, as well as most of those detailed as ideal. Please indicate your last hourly/annual salary and your earliest start date should you be successful.

For your application or if you have any questions email:

Job Description

Good Food Scotland is on a mission to end hunger in Scotland. We have developed a network of affordable food larders in Glasgow, which offer access to a broad range of nutritious food at a low cost. Members can also access wraparound support with benefits, debt, housing and fuel. In Summer 2023, we will be opening the doors on the Threehills Community Supermarket, a flagship store and the first of its kind in Scotland. We are now hiring a Support Officer, who will support the Good Food Scotland team with the smooth running of the larder network and Community Supermarket. This is an opportunity to join a dedicated and passionate team who are making a real difference for local people.

Main responsibilities

  • Responding to enquiries that come in to the Good Food Scotland team through email, phone, websites and social media
  • Coordinating corporate volunteering events 
  • Supporting systems monitoring, data collection, and supplies for the Good Food Scotland network including placing food or equipment orders and coordinating donations of food

Other duties

  • Covering ad hoc tasks within the team, including running Larder sessions as needed, if colleagues are unavailable. 
  • Supporting wider team activities including external communications and maintaining relationships with local organisations who can help us on our mission to end hunger
  • Ensure the ethos and values of Good Food Scotland are at the centre of all activities. 

Person Specification


  • Demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of Good Food Scotland
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including experience of using social media, websites and writing content
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with other organisations
  • Self-motivated and ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team
  • Strong I.T literacy skills and numeracy skills for computer use and reporting
  • Full UK driving license 


  • Understanding of food insecurity, and local support services
  • Resilient, able to think on one’s feet to address and solve problems as they arise.
  • Innovative and forward thinking
  • Experience working with volunteers 
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people