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  • Collydean Community Centre - Family Support and Food Resilience Worker

    Created: 11/11/2021

    Post: Family Support and Food Resilience Worker

    Hours:  24 hours per week (16 for food resilience and 8 for specific Family support), flexible, statutory annual leave

    Salary: £11.87/hour – National Living Wage

    Location: Glenrothes North

    Contract: 18 months with the hope to extend this

    Responsible to: Centre Manager

    Additional information: The role is subject to PVG Check.

    Collydean Community Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Family Support and Food Resilience Worker to join its team.

    This is a diverse role requiring a range of skills and qualities, a knowledge of child protection principles, Welfare reform and a high degree of flexibility. The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are:

    • Supporting children and young people to increase resilience and positive outcomes for example attendance at school, attainment, emotional wellbeing, family relationships, developmental milestones, risk-taking behaviour.
    • Providing practical support and advice to families to address wellbeing needs and concerns, including meeting families in the community or their own homes.
    • To implement ambitious measures to alleviate poverty and inequality.
    • Involve children, young people, and their families in decisions that affect them.
    • Recording service user information and measuring impact of support.
    • Look at developing food workshops for vulnerable people and groups.
    • Develop specific support packages for families around their need.
    • Work with other organisations across the area who are involved in food poverty relief to look at joined-up working.
    • Attend and be involved in Glenrothes Food Resilience Network.
    • Look at gaps in provisions across the areas and ways to fill these gaps.
    • Build food resilience within the community and individuals to make sure that they no longer need to access food poverty mitigation services.
    • Build and maintain good working relationships with local food providers and services including, but not limited to Glenrothes Food Bank.


    Essential to the role:

    • Experience in family work.
    • Knowledge of local guidance and legislation.
    • Experience of working with and preparing food.
    • Strong organisational skills.
    • Assessment and decision-making skills.
    • Basic IT skills.
    • Coordination and facilitation skills.
    • Driving licence and use of vehicle

    Desirable to the role:

    • Experience of working with people with food insecurity
    • Strong communication skills
    • Knowledge of wider community support
    • Knowledge of children’s rights
    • Experience of supporting and building families with complex needs

    Please apply with cover letter and CV to [email protected]

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