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Board Director for local sustainable food business wanted
Posted by: hopeful 18 December, 2018 14:07

Board Director

Local Greens
Local Greens is a South London, not for profit, community run veg bag scheme. We provide great tasting, seasonal spray free veg from small sustainable farms who we have a working relationship with and who are as close to South London as possible. Many of our growers are organic or biodynamic. Our customers collect their bags every week from local businesses. As simple and sustainable as possible.

meetings in and around the Herne Hill area, SE24

To start in Jan 2019

Compensation: Voluntary - you will gain excellent insight into the working of a small community business, and an opportunity to contribute to a local food initiative working towards making our food system more sustainable and resilient. And there's plenty of veg.

Unpaid Volunteer Part-time Flexible hours

Job Description

We are looking for a new board director to help plan the strategic future of Local Greens by making key decisions at Board meetings.

https://www.localgreens.org.uk/

Responsibilities
Advise, guide and support Local Greens
Attend, and occasionally host, quarterly Board meetings
Evaluate and monitor the performance of the organisation
Ensure financial stability and sustainability
Ensure Local Greens complies with relevant laws and regulations
Help recruit employees and volunteers when required
Review and occasionally prepare reports between Board meetings
Represent Local Greens at meetings and events (e.g. Country Show and HH market)
Support Local Greens in your networks and on social media
Declare any conflict of interest
Abide by equal opportunities

Essential Skills And Knowledge
Commitment to Local Greens objectives passion for local, organic food and farming
Good independent judgment
Knowledge of the local area and community
Creative thinking
Understand and question financial information
Work in a team and collaborate with a range of stakeholders
Understand and accept your legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities as a Director

Desirable Skills And Knowledge
Senior level experience in an organisation (ideally small not for profit or community)
Experience of local food business, finance, marketing, HR or operations
The time commitment for the Director role is likely to average 8 hours per month.

Application information

Please send a CV and covering email to click apply or feel free to email for more information. info@localgreens.org.uk



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