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Project Dietician

  • Full time
  • £31,416
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th September 2019

  • Advertised from 9th September 2019
  • + pension. Funded to March 2021


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.

Application notes

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We would be pleased to consider applicants able to join us on a secondment placement from NHS.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th September 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: Thursday 19th September 2019 in Edinburgh

Appointment is subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record, use of own car is required for the 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.