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Development Officer - Nithsdale

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

  • Advertised from 16th April 2019
  • Plus pension and travel costs. 35 hours.


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.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th April 2019 at 5pm

Interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2019 in Dumfries

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 our 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.