About the Opportunity
• Food Sharing are looking for 8 Project Guardians
• Project Guardians are responsible for overseeing the direction of the Food Sharing Hub.
The group manages our financial sustainability, funding requirements, logistical
management, promotional activity, and ensures that we are working towards achieving our
vision. Project Guardians will act as the steering group for the Food Sharing Hub.
• Project Guardians 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, partnership building, recruiting
new businesses, compiling waste data and creating waste reduction plans.
• Project Guardians are a core part of the organisation and, and are essential for ensuring
continuity, adherence to our values and planning the long term future of the Food Sharing
• Becoming a Project Guardian is a great opportunity to gain experience in the running of a
non-profit social and environmental movement. Project Guardians are in a unique position
to shape the direction of our organisation and practice skills that interest them: from
finance to fundraising, project management to campaign planning.
Skills and Experience
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-
• We meet on Mondays in the Shrub Co-Op, on 13 Guthrie Street (EH1 1JG). Monthly Project
Guardians meetings are usually held in the University of Edinburgh Central campus. Project
Guardians are welcome to use the office space at the Shrub Co-Op during opening hours.
• Monday meetings are held from 6 til 7pm.
• Monthly Project Guardians meetings are usually held between 6 and 8pm, dependent on
Project Guardians availability.
• The role require 2 to 4 hours of commitment per week.
• A minimum commitment of one year is desirable.
• All Food Sharing Project Guardians 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 Project Guardians 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
Project Guardian, and what you could bring to the role to:
The first Project Guardians meeting is expected to be held on the Wednesday 17th
If you have any questions about the role, don’t hesitate to get in touch at: