Board Members

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK

Home based

Volunteer • Part Time Maresa Bossano

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK is currently seeking new board members, particularly with accountancy qualifications or fundraising experience and also to act as secretary.

Community supported agriculture (CSA) is a radical approach to the production and supply of food that builds strong, close and mutually beneficial partnerships between communities and producers. It’s defined as a partnership between farmers and consumers in which the responsibilities, risks and rewards of farming are shared. Farmers receive a more stable and secure income and closer connection with their community, and consumers benefit by eating fresh healthy local food, feeling more connected to the land where their food is grown and learning new skills.

The CSA Network UK is the only organisation working solely to promote community supported agriculture across the UK.

  • We provide a network to facilitate communication and co-operation between CSAs in the UK.
  • We support new and existing CSAs through the provision of resources, events, training and advice.
  • We raise awareness and understanding of the CSA model amongst farmers, growers, and the wider public.
  • We represent the interests of the UK CSA movement to government and other policy makers.

The CSA Network UK was launched in December 2013. We are a cooperative membership organisation that brings together CSA farms to connect and exchange their skills and knowledge. We are registered as an Industrial and Provident Society. We currently have two part-time members of staff and a board of seven members, which is made up of representatives of our member CSA farms and other supportive organisations.

We normally hold board meetings via conference call, once a month or every two months and then have one or two face to face meetings per year, usually held in either London or Bristol, as well as our AGM.

The role is unpaid but we cover travel and other expenses for meetings and events.

We have just received funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation for another three years. We looking for board members with previous knowledge or experience of CSA and ecological farming who would like to work with our staff to help the organisation continue to grow.

If you are interested in this role please email us letting us know more about your experience and why you are interested in being a board member for the CSA Network UK.

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