Innovative meal sharing initiative seeks new trustees

Innovative meal sharing initiative seeks new trustees

Trustee/Governor
J97512
At a glance

Skills

  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching
  • General / operations management
  • Management consultancy

Where

Kent, CT1 9RR
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Food Friends are recruiting three new Trustees. Interested? Join our board at this exciting time and support us scale our innovative meal sharing initiative across Kent – reducing loneliness and isolation with every delicious bite! 

What will you be doing?

Food Friends is a young, vibrant charity originating in Whitstable, North Kent. Our mission is to combat loneliness and isolation in communities, through food and friendship.

We run a meal-sharing initiative which connects volunteers (who are looking to share extra portions of their home cooked food) with a neighbour (who would benefit from a delicious meal delivered with company and conversation). Currently operational across Whitstable, Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay and Ashford, we are an ambitious charity, with plans to roll out our meal sharing initiative across Kent.

This is an exciting time to join the Food Friends board. We are seeking three new trustees to engage in the governance and oversight of the charity, working closely with the CEO to proactively streamline processes and procedures as we scale, ensuring we can sustainably and successfully deliver our meal sharing initiative across the county. 

What are we looking for?

We are committed to being representative of our communities and aim to bring together a variety of skills and experience to shape how we work.

Following a review of the board’s skills mix, we’d love to speak to people with senior business development experience, financial experience and knowledge or experience of commissioned contracts. In addition to the detailed expertise, alignment with our values is essential, and we are looking for people with broad life experience from other aspects of professional and personal life. We recognise that the skills of a trustee can be developed through a range of different experiences, and it is not necessary to have previous experience as a trustee to apply.

Food Friends is committed to safeguarding. All members of the Food Friends Board are required to have a satisfactory Basic Level Disclosure and Barring Security check which we will fund.

What difference will you make?

As part of our board you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of the charity. We want enthusiastic, imaginative, and problem-solving people who aren’t afraid to speak up when something feels wrong. New board members will bring an enthusiasm for social impact and a keen interest in helping to shape the future of our innovative charity. 

Before you apply

If you’d like to have a chat before expressing your interest, please don't hesitate to request a call.

Interviews will take place online during August and September.

Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    Food Friends is a registered charity, working to combat isolation and loneliness in communities through food and friendship. We do this through our innovative meal sharing initiative that connects...