JOB: Food Train Development Officer – Nithsdale: Thursday July 30

Development Officer – Nithsdale
Part Time (28 hrs)
Salary £24,814 (FTE) plus pension and travel costs
Contract Funded initially for 12 months

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.

The Dumfries and Galloway branch currently offers four services to older people: grocery shopping, home support, befriending and the innovative Meal Makers neighbourhood meal sharing project. They are seeking an outstanding individual to help develop these services in the Nithsdale locality.

They 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, be familiar with using social media for promotional purposes 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. Someone who can show flexibility to support the Charity needs at this time is essential.

Closing date for applications: Thursday July 30 at 5pm
Interviews: Friday August 7 in Dumfries (safe distancing measures will be applied)

To apply, download an application pack from

Appointment will be subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record and references.

Food Train is committed to equal opportunities across its 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.