Posted: Tuesday - May 16, 2023 1:11 pm     

Trustee Vacancy, Midlands 

Voluntary, unpaid role. 
     

We are looking for Trustees to join us to help support and guide the delivery of our Vision of

“A Midlands region where no-one goes hungry when there is food being wasted, no child goes to school on an empty stomach, and where vulnerable people are supported to join or rejoin the workforce”
 

FareShare Midlands (FSM) is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from the food industry. An army of volunteers help redistribute this food to around 500 frontline charities and community groups such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to over 67,000 vulnerable people every week.  We also support people through our Employability programmes, enabling them to learn skills and find rewarding work – some for the first time.  
 
Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.
 
 

Why become a FareShare Midlands Trustee?

  • Help our ambitious charity to improve lives and prevent food waste throughout the Midlands
  • Bring insights from your working life and lived experience
  • Develop strategic and leadership skills
  • Enjoy training and Mentorship opportunities
 

The Role

Our trustees are enthusiastic about working to end food poverty and help FSM meet the continuing challenges faced by society in difficult circumstances.
 
The board is supported by and supports a senior management team, staff and volunteers who all share a passion to make a difference for those who need the food we distribute. 
 
We welcome applications from anyone who is enthusiastic about our mission, however are keen to talk to people with experience in:
  • Fundraising
  • Food Industry
  • Employability
  • Marketing, PR or Communications
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Transport/logistics
  • Warehousing/distribution
 
FareShare Midlands continues to strive and grow towards becoming more diverse and inclusive. Having a more diverse board will help us to better understand the needs of the communities we serve. As such we are particularly keen to encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds.

First time trustees are very welcome to apply! Full training given.
 

The Commitment

The trustee board normally meets quarterly and meetings normally last for 2-3 hours, often remotely. Plus one strategy day/board development day per year. Generally, board members have the opportunity to be part of or chair a committee too.

The organisation will meet reasonable travel expenses.



How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 demonstrating your motivation for applying and explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the Person Specification.  

Please send these to: recruitment@faresharemidlands.org.uk.

Do let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application, and if you have any individual needs or need any adjustments in order to take part in the interview process.

Closing date for Applications: applications are invited on an ongoing basis. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Mary Coleman mary.coleman@faresharemidlands.org.uk.

 

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Trustee Vacancy, Midlands

Posted: Tuesday - May 16, 2023 1:11 pm     

Trustee Vacancy, Midlands 

Voluntary, unpaid role. 
     

We are looking for Trustees to join us to help support and guide the delivery of our Vision of

“A Midlands region where no-one goes hungry when there is food being wasted, no child goes to school on an empty stomach, and where vulnerable people are supported to join or rejoin the workforce”
 

FareShare Midlands (FSM) is the region’s largest food redistribution charity, fighting food poverty and hunger by tackling waste. We source good quality food that is surplus to requirements from the food industry. An army of volunteers help redistribute this food to around 500 frontline charities and community groups such as school breakfast clubs, community centres and organisations supporting those who are homeless, unemployed, socially isolated and recovering from addiction. These organisations provide meals and food parcels to over 67,000 vulnerable people every week.  We also support people through our Employability programmes, enabling them to learn skills and find rewarding work – some for the first time.  
 
Hunger is a growing issue in the UK and while there is surplus food that is otherwise going to waste, we believe that this food should be used to feed people first.
 
 

Why become a FareShare Midlands Trustee?

  • Help our ambitious charity to improve lives and prevent food waste throughout the Midlands
  • Bring insights from your working life and lived experience
  • Develop strategic and leadership skills
  • Enjoy training and Mentorship opportunities
 

The Role

Our trustees are enthusiastic about working to end food poverty and help FSM meet the continuing challenges faced by society in difficult circumstances.
 
The board is supported by and supports a senior management team, staff and volunteers who all share a passion to make a difference for those who need the food we distribute. 
 
We welcome applications from anyone who is enthusiastic about our mission, however are keen to talk to people with experience in:
  • Fundraising
  • Food Industry
  • Employability
  • Marketing, PR or Communications
  • Business Development and Strategy
  • Transport/logistics
  • Warehousing/distribution
 
FareShare Midlands continues to strive and grow towards becoming more diverse and inclusive. Having a more diverse board will help us to better understand the needs of the communities we serve. As such we are particularly keen to encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds.

First time trustees are very welcome to apply! Full training given.
 

The Commitment

The trustee board normally meets quarterly and meetings normally last for 2-3 hours, often remotely. Plus one strategy day/board development day per year. Generally, board members have the opportunity to be part of or chair a committee too.

The organisation will meet reasonable travel expenses.



How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 demonstrating your motivation for applying and explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the Person Specification.  

Please send these to: recruitment@faresharemidlands.org.uk.

Do let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application, and if you have any individual needs or need any adjustments in order to take part in the interview process.

Closing date for Applications: applications are invited on an ongoing basis. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Mary Coleman mary.coleman@faresharemidlands.org.uk.

 

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