The Food Train
The Food Train

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

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 900+ volunteers supporting over 2,800 older people in Scotland. 

 


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Innovations Officer (Maternity Cover) - Eat Well, Age Well (EWAW)

  • Full time
  • £27,175
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2019

Food Train recently launched the Eat Well Age Well project to contribute to the reduction of malnutrition amongst older people in Scotland. Funded by Big Lottery UK and with its focus in preventative work, this 3 and a half year project will lead nationally in identifying ways to support older people access good nutrition and hydration. Project strands will include building collaborative relationships, testing change methodology, conducting research and evaluation, supporting innovations in the community and building capacity across communities.

This role offers the opportunity to leverage learning from Food Train and the wider evidence base to test and evaluate approaches aimed at reducing malnutrition in older people in Scotland.

We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, people and communities who can develop and test innovations in practice and identify passionate community members to access the project’s grant fund for small tests of change. You will need to have excellent listening and communications skills, with a deep understanding of how people in communities can support each other. Previous experience working collaboratively in communities, able to build new relationships quickly and able to find the small ideas that could have a big impact. 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.

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Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,850 pro-rata
  • Based centrally in Fife
  • Closing 17th April 2019

Are you passionate about eating well? 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:

We are looking for suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individuals 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.

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Development Officer - Nithsdale

  • Full time
  • £24,115
  • Dumfries with travel in Nithsdale locality
  • Closing 30th April 2019

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.

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Development Officer (Glasgow)

  • Part time
  • £23,850 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th May 2019

Are you passionate about eating well? 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:

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.

Appointment is subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record, use of own car is essential for the Development Officer role.

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Development Officer (West Lothian)

  • Part time
  • £24,327 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 15th May 2019

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 West Lothian branch currently offers 4 services to older people: grocery shopping, home support, library outreach services, our innovative Meal Makers neighbourhood meal sharing project and we are about to launch a region-wide befriending service. Due to additional funding, we are now seeking an outstanding individual to help develop our range of services in the West Lothian region.

We are looking for an 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. Having a driver’s licence and access to a car for work purposes is essential to the Development Officer’s role.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,508
  • Based centrally in the Glasgow area
  • Closing 19th June 2019

Are you passionate about eating well? Due to internal promotion 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 opportunity for people interested in driving real social change:

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.

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Volunteering

Eating Well Volunteer

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Advice / Information Giving

21st May 2019

Eat Well Age Well is a national project tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland. Eat Well Age Well is brought to you by award winning Scottish Charity Food Train and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. It is unacceptable that one in ten … Read more

Befriender

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Befriending / Mentoring

22nd March 2019

The aim of ‘Friends’ is to help improve the quality of life for our customers and address loneliness and social isolation. We are looking for friendly, outgoing and organised volunteers who will provide a safe, consistent and reliable support service to help customers experienc… Read more

Shopper

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Charity Shops / Retail

12th March 2019

Our Shoppers are a core part of the Food Train volunteering team ensuring older people in Renfrewshire are supplied with fresh groceries at affordable prices. The Shoppers shop from the grocery lists provided by our members, checking quantities and sizes are correct. When all sho… Read more

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