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Trustee

Eggcup
Remote working

Posted: 13 Jul 2022

Deadline: 26 Aug 2022

Compensation: Voluntary

Unpaid Volunteer Remote working

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Job description

Eggcup has a core staff who run the operation day-to-day, and we have an excellent charity manager.  The role of the trustees is to make strategic decisions about our activities, our messaging, and the mission we are fulfilling.  Trustees also take on roles in writing funding bids and organizing fundraising, organization development, and some aspects of communications.  Trustees meet for on average 3 hours per month, online, and take on some other tasks in between.  We are still a new organization and there is a lot of scope for incoming trustees to creatively input and help shape the future of Eggcup.  Our trustees are mostly local but we have one in the Netherlands and one in Wales.  

Eggcup is a social justice organization.  We work with people on low incomes.  We run a food club membership scheme and a low-cost buying cooperative.  We work primarily with surplus food, including gleaned produce.  We try to work as closely as we can with our local sustainable food partnership (Food Futures).  We try to navigate a narrow path where we put a positive spin on our organization (we celebrate community coming together and present our operation as preventing food waste) but we would also like to campaign against the causes of poverty and deprivation.  

If you are interested in food and social change then please do get in touch!

Application information

Email trustees@eggcup.org with just a few lines explaining why you'd be interested in being a trustee with Eggcup and any skills or experience that you could bring to the organisation.

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About Eggcup

We work in the area of social justice, food insecurity and community building. We redistribute surplus food and operate a district-wide buying cooperative to harness collective buying power. We have two food club outlets for our members, one in Lancaster and one in Morecambe. We have a core staff and we rely on many volunteers including our own members who volunteer with us. Our membership scheme brings in some income but we still rely on grant funding and fundraising. We would like to diversify into some profit-making food activities to subsidise the community work.