Trustee/Director Vacancy (3 required)

Are you interested in helping people stay well in later life?
We're looking for people passionate about positive aging to join our Board of Trustees.
Our Trustees work together as the legal, moral and social guardians of our Charity on behalf of our older members.  You don't need to have previous Trustee experience to apply and we warmly welcome interest from people of all ages and cultures. 
Food Train is an award winning charity providing practical support services helping older people to live more independently at home.  Established in Dumfries 26 years ago by older people to provide a food access solution to local older people, Food Train now provides a range of home support services working with 1500 fantastic volunteers.  Together, we support 3,000 older people across large parts of Scotland.  We're a thriving progressive charity built around participation of older people and promotion of activities that support wellbeing and independent living and positive ageing. 
Some of our longer serving Trustees are completing their terms on our Board this year and we are looking for 3 new Trustees to join us on our journey together.  We've completed a skills review and if you've got experience in any of the topics listed below, and are looking for a friendly, inclusive and productive Trustee opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.  
  • Managing People (volunteers and/or staff)
  • Publicity and Marketing
  • Campaigning and Lobbying
  • Corporate Fundraising
The Trustee role is non-remunerated but travel expenses will be reimbursed with training provided at no cost.   There are 6 meetings per year (including the AGM).  Meetings are currently held virtually and as the pandemic situation allows, we hope some in-person meetings are reinstated.
For an informal chat about becoming a Trustee, please contact Michelle Carruthers MBE, Chief Executive, or you can download the documents below and submit an application.
Tel. 01387 270800 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director Application Form    Director Role Description    Director Background Information