Board Director

Local Greens

London

Volunteer • Part Time

www.localgreens.org.uk info@localgreens.org.uk Natasha Soares/Jean Bergin

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Thursday, 31st January 2019  


Board Director

Local Greens

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.

Job Description

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.

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

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 info@localgreens.org.uk. Feel free to email for more information.


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