Trustee - Towcester Foodbank

Trustee - Towcester Foodbank

At a glance


  • Governance
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management


Towcester, NN12 6AU
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
One Board meetings per month in-person plus ad hoc contact and assignments between meetings.


28 Jul 2024

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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.

Trustees play a vital role in ensuring Towcester Foodbank meets its core purpose by overseeing the management and administration of the charity and ensuring that the foodbank has a clear strategy in line with our vision and goals.

What will you be doing?

The Role:

The foodbank is managed by a team of 8 trustees, all of whom are local to the NN12 postcode area. They bring a mix of skills and experiences to the board and meet on a monthly basis. We are looking for one trustee to join our board and specifically need someone with strong planning and organising experience and skills. We also welcome experience and skills in other areas such as fundraising and marketing.

Trustee Responsibilities:

  • Governance: Ensure compliance with the charity’s governing documents and legislation.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Financial Oversight: Manage resources responsibly, ensuring assets are used effectively to support our mission.
  • Volunteer Management: Perform various management tasks to support the overall management of the volunteers. Identify and support opportunities for volunteer onboarding, development and training. Implement strategies to motivate volunteers and ensure their ongoing satisfaction and retention
  • Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers, providing timely and effective communication.
  • Problem-Solving: Address and resolve scheduling conflicts and other related queries that arise with volunteer shifts.
  • Leadership: Attend at least one session per month to stay connected with our volunteers and beneficiaries, and provide leadership.

What are we looking for?

Are you passionate about tackling poverty and supporting those in need? Towcester Foodbank is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team of trustees. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in your community.

We are looking for people who want to help their local community and work towards the eradication of food poverty. Our ideal candidates would demonstrate:

  • A knowledge of and commitment to the work of Towcester Foodbank.
  • A knowledge and passion for your local community.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning the needs of the foodbank’s beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers.
  • Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity.
  • Sound, independent judgement and an ability to think creatively.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.

We also welcome experience and skills in other areas such as fundraising and marketing.

We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. Your unique perspective and ideas will help us make more informed decisions and better serve our community.

What difference will you make?

By supporting the governance of the food bank, you are part of a team providing a vital holistic support function in your local community, ensuring a dignified experience to anyone visiting or anyone who comes into contact with Towcester Foodbank.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance, providing a CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal interview with members of the Board of Trustees at Towcester Foodbank

  • Poverty relief
  • Organisation type: 

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