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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Top job! Director/Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dumfries and Central Scotland
  • Closing 30th July 2018

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 (we are actively seeking a Treasurer)
  • 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.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,031 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th August 2018

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. We have a vacancy for a dynamic people-focused person to join our Food Train service in Glasgow.

We are seeking a talented administrator who is able to deliver high quality practice and excellent customer care, while exuding enthusiasm for the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants should have evidenced working experience of Microsoft Applications and accounts packages and be a talented communicator who thrives in a busy office.

Must have a current driving license and be a confident driver.

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Regional Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,007
  • Galashiels with travel in Scottish Borders
  • Closing 17th August 2018

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. We have a vacancy for an outstanding ambitious individual to lead the ongoing growth, development and delivery of support services in our Scottish Borders branch.

We are looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic individual committed to the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants will have excellent people management and communication skills, evidence of project/service management, financial expertise and a demonstrable understanding of older people’s issues.

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Impact & Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,351
  • Based centrally in the Edinburgh area
  • Closing 14th September 2018

Food Train have launched a new and exciting 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 year project will lead nationally in identifying ways to support older people access good nutrition and hydration. Work streams will include building collaborative relationships, testing change methodology, conducting research and evaluation, policy into practice and capacity building. The Eat Well Age Well project offers a great opportunity for someone interested in driving real social change.

We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with experience of using evaluation to evidence impact and inform policy. You must have 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 new project, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,416 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 30th October 2018

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. We have a vacancy for a dynamic people-focused person to join our Food Train service in West Lothian to cover maternity leave.

We are seeking a talented administrator who is able to deliver high quality practice and excellent customer care, while exuding enthusiasm for the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants should have evidenced working experience of Microsoft Applications and accounts packages and be a talented communicator who thrives in a busy office.

Use of own car is essential.

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Administrator & Finance Officer - Eat Well, Age Well (EWAW)

  • Full time
  • £19,804
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

Food Train recently launched 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 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.

We are looking for a talented and suitably experienced Administrative & Finance Officer, enthusiastic about working in the voluntary sector and older people’s services. Applicants will have previous comprehensive experience in administration and finance, of working in a project role and be familiar with Microsoft applications, in particular using databases, Excel and Microsoft 365.

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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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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Volunteering

Minibus Driver

At Postcode

Driving / Escorting

19th November 2018

Food Train Friends and St. Pauls Academy have partnered up on an intergenerational history project. Every Monday from now, until the Christmas holidays we will require someone to drive our minibus. We are looking for someone who we can rely on to be there every week. Customer… Read more

Volunteer Cook Befriender

At Home

Homebased Volunteering

7th November 2018

If you cook meals regularly and enjoy sharing your home cooking this is an opportunity for you to volunteer your time and skills locally. Often when people become older or suffer from an illness they find they are no longer able to cook for themselves therefore some haven’t had… Read more

Volunteer Cook - Meal Makers

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Catering

6th November 2018

Could you cook one extra portion of dinner for an elderly neighbour? As a Volunteer Cook you will be paired with an elderly person (Diner) in your community to share a meal with them once a week. The role is flexible and requires you to cook an extra portion of what you are cook… Read more

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