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Food Train is an award winning charity providing practical support services helping older people to live more independently at home.  Established in Dumfries 20 years ago by older people to provide a food access solution to local older people, Food Train is now a thriving charity providing a range of services with around 800 volunteers who support 2,750 older people across several regions in Scotland.

Food Train is preparing to develop services in new areas of Scotland, and will continue growing our existing regional services.  We continuously consider other growth opportunities that meet our aim of supporting older people to eat well, live well and age well. 

To help us achieve our objectives we are looking for experienced and motivated individuals to join our Board of Directors.

We wish to appoint Directors with knowledge, expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial management
  • Business growth and development, including IT expertise
  • Health and social care
  • Marketing and fundraising

Although the Director role is non-remunerated, travel expenses will be reimbursed with training provided at no cost.   There are 6 meetings per year (including the AGM), 2 of which are held at head office in Dumfries and the others centrally located.

To request an application pack, or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Michelle Carruthers MBE, Chief Executive.

Tel: 01387 270800 or Email:

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