Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £24,814 pro-rata
  • Home working with occasional travel as required throughout Scotland
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

  • Advertised from 12th October 2020
  • 21 hours per week. Contract: 2 years.
  • Plus pension and travel costs


Are you passionate about helping others? Could you help us develop a service to build connections for older people in Scotland? We are now recruiting for our Food Train Connects team. Food Train Connects currently offers 2 services (Scotland wide); a one to one food Shopping Service and Phone Friends, a service giving our members regular, friendly phone calls, achieved through connecting local volunteers with older people in their nearby community. Aiming to tackle social isolation, malnutrition and connect communities, this innovative project offers opportunities for people interested in driving real social change.

We are looking for a suitably skilled, socially aware and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in food and nutrition, older people and communities. If you’ve got the right skills, you’re comfortable working from home and you’d like to be part of this exciting project, then we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

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Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd October 2020 at 5pm

Interviews: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 in Stirling

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 1300 volunteers supporting over 3000 older people in Scotland.

Appointment is subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record, use of own car is essential for the Development Officer role. Food Train is proud to be an inclusive Charity and welcomes applications from all communities, abilities, backgrounds and walks of life. 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.