You will join the board of trustees as Chair for a three-year unpaid term, chairing monthly meetings to oversee the governance, strategy and funding of East Lothian Foodbank. As Chair, you will be comfortable representing the Food Bank as required, ensuring compliance with the charity’s constitution and applicable legal requirements and ensuring that charity resources are always used responsibly and in a manner consistent with the Foodbank’s objectives. In consultation with the rest of the board, you will be responsible for recruiting new trustees and supporting the manager to employ new staff with relevant skills and experience. You will ensure the board meets with the appropriate frequency, delegating tasks and ensuring that all board decisions are recorded and implemented in a clear and transparent manner.
East Lothian Foodbank is a Scottish Charitable Organisation Number SC043523 set up to help those in crisis in East Lothian by providing emergency food. The Charity works toward the prevention or relief of poverty in East Lothian by providing emergency food supplies to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty and To provide services to people who have need of them by reason of their age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
Experience required: Your skills brought from own life &/or work experience will be invaluable in directing the Board to ensure efficient and effective governance to support the pd staff and volunteer teams to develop the work of the Foodbank. Proven experience of being an independent, strong leader & a team worker; able to successfully mediate between differences of opinion, whilst showing respect, compassion and integrity; an understanding of the charitable sector and a desire to eradicate food poverty& its causes
Travel details: Accessible by Foot, Bus and By Car
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: There will be the opportunity to meet with members of the board and to visit the foodbank warehouse to meet staff and volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across East Lothian.