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.
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 Renfrewshire & East Renfrewshire branch currently offers 2 services to older people: grocery shopping and our innovative Meal Makers neighbourhood meal sharing service. Due to additional funding, we are now seeking an outstanding individual to help develop our services in the Renfrewshire & East Renfrewshire 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 service 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.
Food Train is looking for a Project Dietitian to join our 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 3.5 year project is taking the lead nationally in identifying ways to support older people access good nutrition and hydration. Work streams include building collaborative relationships, testing change methodology, conducting research and evaluation, policy into practice and capacity building.
This role offers the opportunity to provide nutritional evidence, guidance and support for the Eat Well Age Well project and will provide a clinical conduit to the dietetics community across Scotland, liaising with the British Dietetic Association (Scotland Board), Scottish Dietitians Leaders Network and the UK Malnutrition Task Force.
We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, people and communities. You will need to hold a degree or postgraduate qualification in dietetics or human nutrition and dietetics and have specialist knowledge and experience of working with older people and / or nutrition acquired through training or practice based experience. 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.
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 2,200 older people in Scotland.
Driving / Escorting
26th August 2019
We require a volunteer driver over 25 who could spare one full day per week to drive the delivery van. Volunteer Drivers deliver a vital grocery shopping & delivery service for older people who have difficulty doing their own shopping. Driver and a helper work together as a team … Read more
21st August 2019
Do you love cooking and meeting new people? We’re recruiting volunteer Cooks to do a weekly meal share with an elderly Diner in their community. This simple and effective service looks to tackle malnutrition, loneliness and isolation amongst elderly people (55+). If you want to b… Read more
Befriending / Mentoring
19th August 2019
Meal Makers is part of the award-winning Scottish charity, Food Train. Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home by helping to reduce food poverty and malnutrition, improve diets and combat social isolation by breaking down the barriers that lead to lonelin… Read more