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Current Vacancies

Project Officer (A Menu for Change Project)

Salary: £28,000 p.a.
Hours: 35 per week
Contract Type: 30 month fixed term
Location: The Poverty Alliance, Glasgow, Scotland. Travel to other areas of Scotland will regularly be required.

Oxfam Scotland, the Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and Nourish Scotland are recruiting a project team for our new partnership project ‘A Menu for Change’.

A Menu for Change, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, seeks to reduce the need for and reliance on emergency food aid in Scotland. The project will identify and work intensively in three local authorities with the aim of evolving the response to food insecurity. The project seeks to ensure that when people do experience acute income and food crisis they receive an improved response which meets their immediate need whilst also addressing the underlying causes to prevent recurrence.

The project will also explore and promote early intervention measures to support the prevention of food insecurity. Central to our approach will be promoting more dignified ways of support such as enhancing access to cash through the UK and Scottish social security systems, welfare rights advice, and healthy food in community-based settings. The project also aims to contribute to the longer-term prevention of food insecurity through additional research, national advocacy and community engagement activities.

The project staff team will be based across and employed by the four partner organisations.

The Poverty Alliance has a vacancy for a Project Officer as part of the Menu for Change Project. We are looking for an experienced Project Officer with a strong background in the use of a variety of participatory methods of learning and an in depth understanding of the nature and scale of food insecurity in Scotland. You will have an in-depth understanding of poverty in Scotland and the role of social security in tackling poverty and food insecurity. You will be able to operate effectively within a matrix (i.e. across organisations) team environment, be able to work to challenging deadlines and manage your own workload, whilst making decisions and problem solving on routine, new and complex problems. We will expect you to have strong written and verbal communications, facilitation, interpersonal and negotiation skills. You will have experience of working in partnership/engaging with the public and third sectors and of organising and managing events. Your work will be people-led, responding to the ideas and challenges faced by key stakeholders at local level, and well connected to communities, networks and services. 


For full details:

Project Officer (Menu for Change) Job description

Project Officer (Menu for Change) Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, return them to:

Poe McHugh


The Poverty Alliance

162 Buchanan Street


G1 2LL

Or by email to


Please return completed applications by midnight 26 February 2017

Interviews for this post will take place on 22 March 2017

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.




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