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Alexandra Rose Charity
Posted: 31 May 2022
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022
Unpaid Remote working
Do you want to support a dynamic charity working at the forefront of the cost of living crisis and the twinned challenges of food poverty and unhealthy diets?
Alexandra Rose Charity’s vision is for everyone to have access to healthy and affordable food. Our mission is to give families access to fresh fruit and vegetables in their communities.
Through our Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project, we’ve created an innovative response to tackle the problem of food poverty and unhealthy diets. We started this work in 2014 with a small pilot supporting 45 families in the London Borough of Hackney. Since then, we’ve helped over 5000 families across eight areas in the UK – five London Boroughs, Liverpool, Barnsley and Glasgow.
The concept is simple and effective. Working with local organisations that support young families (Children’s Centres, nurseries, refugee and migrant organisations), we distribute vouchers to over 2,300 families every week. The vouchers can be redeemed for fresh fruit & veg from local markets, independent greengrocers, convenience stores and even a mobile fruit & veg bus! Through this innovative and original approach, the project helps ensure families can access a healthy diet and supports the vibrancy and sustainability of local independent food economies.
We're looking for trustees who have the knowledge, skills, and passion to take a successful concept and turn it into a national movement for the improvement of the UK's food system.
There are a number of skills that we don’t currently have on our board, so you might be able to support us if you have one of the following skills:
Our trustees tell us that they feel they can make a real difference through their involvement and applying their skills to support and develop our work.
We want to ensure that our board better reflects the diversity of those who belong to the communities that we support, and so we particularly welcome interest and applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people.
This could be your first trustee role, or you could already have some experience as a trustee. We have a full trustee induction process, ongoing training, and a mentor to support you through your first year.
This is a remote-working role. Board meetings take place in London but Trustees have the choice of attending in person or online.
Please apply via the Reach Volunteering website via this link.
Informal interviews will take place online in the week beginning 4th July.
Final interviews will take place in person in the week beginning 18th July.
Please mention Roots to Work when applying for these jobs
About Alexandra Rose Charity
Our vision is for everyone to have access to healthy and affordable food. Our mission is to give families access to fresh fruit & vegetables in their communities. Through the Rose Vouchers for Fruit & Veg Project we help to increase access to fruit and veg by giving families on low-incomes the spending power to be able to make healthier food choices.