Become a Nourish Trustee
Nourish Scotland is currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking to diversify our board by recruiting people with different experiences who share our values and passion for improving the food system. We welcome those with ‘hard skills’ (for instance HR, finance, communications) and those who can bring wider perspectives to our work (particularly those typically underrepresented on charity boards). We would love to hear what you can bring to the organisation. Training and support is available for anyone who doesn’t have previous board experience.
Nourish Scotland is a membership-based, charitable organisation working for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system that truly values nature and people. We take a systems approach to food. This means we work across a wide range of issues and levels: from production to consumption, from practice to policy, from grassroots to national. We champion an integrated approach to solving the big challenges of the current food system: hunger and malnutrition, diet-related disease, exploitation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.
We are guided by the values and principles of co-operation, in particular self-help, self-responsibility, democracy and solidarity and the ethical values of equality, fairness, integrity, participation, empathy, courage and generosity. Our work is focused in Scotland, though we work with colleagues in the rest of the UK and also have some international links.
Being a Trustee
As a Trustee you will provide strategic oversight, direction and guidance to the organisation – and in particular the Director – and will work collaboratively with other Board Members and the staff team to help us achieve our vision.
The Board meets once every two months on zoom, on a weekday evening. You will need to read through board papers in the week before the meeting. You might also be asked for your input in between meetings. The time commitment is an average of 2h per month.
This is an unpaid position, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
If you would like more information about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact Pete (email@example.com) for an informal chat.
If you would like to join the Board, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you would like to become a Trustee of Nourish to Anna, the Company Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please be in touch by 3rd July 2022.