Promotions Guardian

SHRUB Swap and Re-Use Cooperative


Volunteer • Part Time Laurie King

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Project Guardians are responsible for overseeing the direction of the Food Sharing Hub. This will serve as a permanent space that enables more food to be distributed to the public, while providing a public platform for food waste education and campaigning.

This role will specifically focus on tasks such as:

  • Creating and implementing a Food Sharing communications strategy
  • Facilitating video/photographic projects to promote the Food Sharing Hub
  • Sharing material on social media (Facebook and Instagram specifically)
  • Planning and delivering the Food Sharing Hub launch party in January 2019
  • Attending promotional events
  • Attending weekly and monthly meetings
  • Advertising the Food Sharing Hub effectively (posters, flyers, online etc.)
  • Working closely with Rob, the communications coordinator for the overall Zero Waste Edinburgh project (
  • Coordinating general Food Sharing volunteers and delegating tasks accordingly

Overall, your role is to represent this particular area of the project in meetings, while staying attentive to how this area crosses over with other areas by communicating clearly with other guardians.

This role will provide invaluable experience and development of transferable skills, especially for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental or third sector. It will also allow students to be part of a pioneering project that is working towards a zero waste Scotland.

About you:

We need Project Guardians who are organised, responsible and can dedicate time to weekly meetings. Ideally Project Guardians would have experience higher level volunteering for a charity, not for profit of social enterprise and will be familiar with management processes. Applications are also welcome from those with professional expertise in food waste, sustainable food or the non-profit sector.

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