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Development Officer (West Lothian)

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

  • Advertised from 1st May 2019
  • Plus pension and travel costs. Contract: Permanent - this posts currently has funding until 31 March 2022. Continuation of the post beyond this term will be subject to future funding and business needs.


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.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: Friday 24th May 2019 in Livingston

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.