Food Sharing Edinburgh Trustee

Trustees oversee the big picture at Food Sharing Edinburgh. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team for a year or two, starting in November!

About the Opportunity

  • Trustees are responsible for overseeing the direction of Food Sharing. The group manages our financial sustainability, funding commitments and ensures that we are working towards achieving our vision.
  • Trustees meet every month but are also expected to make regular appearances at Monday evening planning meetings and take on tasks of choice in-between meetings. Tasks vary but may include policy writing, organising volunteers, fundraising applications and brainstorming new projects.
  • Trustees are a core part of our organisation, and essential for ensuring continuity, adherence to our values and planning the long term future of the Food Sharing movement.
  • Becoming a trustee is a great opportunity to gain experience in the running of a non-profit social and environmental movement. Trustees are in a unique position to shape the direction of our organisation and practice skills that interest them: from finance to fundraising and project management to campaign planning.

Skills and Experience

We need trustees who are organised, responsible and can dedicate time to weekly meetings. Applications are also welcome from those with professional expertise in food waste, sustainable food or the non-profit sector.

Practical Details

  • We meet on Mondays in the Shrub Co-Op, on 13 Guthrie Street (EH1 1JG). Monthly trustee meetings are usually held in the University of Edinburgh Central campus. Trustees are welcome to use the office space at the Shrub Co-Op during opening hours.
  • Monday meetings are held from 6 til 7pm. Monthly trustee meetings are usually held between 6 and 8pm, dependent on trustee availability.
  • The role require 2 to 4 hours of commitment per week.
  • A minimum commitment of one year is desirable.
  • All Food Sharing trustees are able to apply for the cost of relevant training to be covered by Food Sharing.
  • This role is supported by the Project Facilitator who is on hand if you have any questions or queries. The trustee team is also encouraged to support each other, both in and out of meetings.

How to Apply

  • Please register interest by sending a paragraph explaining why you would like to become a trustee, and what you could bring to the role to:
  • Please specify whether you would like to apply for a 1 year or 2 year term (2 year terms are strongly encouraged)
  • We will review trustee applications and vote during our AGM on 13th November 2017. Applications will be read out by you or a representative and then the group will use a single transferable vote to decide on the trustee board. 

If you have any questions about the role, don’t hesitate to get in touch at