Are you passionate about eating well? Due to new funding, Food Train are now recruiting for our Meal Makers team; an exciting neighbourhood meal sharing project designed to connect local people sharing extra portions of home cooked food with older people who would really benefit from a home cooked meal. Aiming to tackle social isolation, malnutrition and connect communities, this innovative project offers the following great opportunities for people interested in driving real social change:
Development Officer £23,850 (FTE) per annum + pension
Term: Funding has been secured for this position for 3 years
Hours: Part Time 21 hours per week
We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, people and communities. If you’ve got the right skills and expertise and you’d like to be part of this exciting project, then we’d love to hear from you.
Closing date for applications: Friday 10th May 2019 at 5pm
Interviews: Tuesday 21st May 2019 in Glasgow
Food Train is an award winning charity providing practical support services helping older people to live more independently at home. Established in Dumfries in 1995 to provide a food access solution to older people, Food Train is now a thriving charitable social enterprise providing a range of services with more than 1000 volunteers supporting over 2000 older people in Scotland.
Appointment is subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record, use of own car is essential for the Development Officer role. The Food Train Ltd strives to be an equal opportunities employer. The Registered Office of The Food Train Ltd is Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA. Scottish Charity No 24843, Company Number 158165.
Development Officer – (Nithsdale) Dumfries & Galloway
Full time (35 hrs)
Salary £24,115 plus pension and travel costs
Food Train is an award winning voluntary organisation, providing practical support services to older people across Scotland, helping them to eat well, live well and age well. Our Dumfries and Galloway branch currently offers 4 services to older people: grocery shopping, home support, befriending and our innovative Meal Makers neighbourhood meal sharing project. We are seeking an outstanding individual to help develop these services in the Nithsdale locality.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual committed to the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants will have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of volunteer management and service delivery. The ideal candidate will have experience of successful people based project development and partnership working in the voluntary sector.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 5pm
Interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2019 in Dumfries
Appointment will be subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record and references. Food Train is committed to equal opportunities across our workforce and service provision. The Registered Office of The Food Train Ltd is Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA. Scottish Charity No 24843, Company Number 158165.
We wish to appoint Directors/Trustees with knowledge, expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas:
- Financial management
- Business growth and development
- Third sector marketing and fundraising
- Health and Social Care/Older People