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Board Trustee - Fundraising Specialist

Eating Better
Remote working

Posted: 5 May 2023

Deadline: 19 Jun 2023

Compensation: n/a

Unpaid Volunteer Fixed term / contract Remote working


Job description

We are seeking a new Trustee with fundraising experience to join Eating Better’s Board of Trustees and to contribute to the charity’s good governance, strategic development, financial planning and smooth coordination of the Eating Better alliance. 

Eating Better has recently embarked on a journey to be more proactive on embedding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles in all areas of our work. Our DEI statement can be read here.

We acknowledge that this journey needs to start within our team and would therefore particularly welcome expressions of interest from under-represented groups, which include, but are not limited to, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, different age groups and people with disabilities. 

Our mission

Eating Better is an alliance of 60+ civil society organisations, working to accelerate a 50% reduction in meat and dairy consumption by 2030 and to create an environment where healthy and sustainable diets are accessible and affordable to all. This will be better for the environment, our health, land use, animal welfare and social justice.

We are a registered charity (no. 1175669) governed by a Board of Trustees but not technically a membership organisation. The current Trustees have expertise in environment, animal welfare, public health, and agriculture. 

We receive funding support from alliance members, trusts and foundations and individuals. For a list of our current funders and to read our funding statement, click here.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual who can help oversee the work of Eating Better from a governance perspective, as well as uphold the Eating Better alliance mission. 

In particular, we seek someone who can help us meet our objective of diversifying our sources of funding and strengthening our financial resilience.

Role requirements

Key: Fundraising experience


  • Affinity to food systems change

  • Communications experience

  • Non-profit sector experience

Personal attributes

Our Trustees value teamwork and friendly collaboration where everyone’s voice is heard.

  • Personal and/or professional interest in Eating Better’s vision and approach relating to less and better consumption of meat and dairy

  • Generous with their expertise and networks to support Eating Better’s work

  • Committed to the time requirement for the preparation of and the attendance at  meetings

  • Willing to develop skills in  charity governance


This is an unpaid role. All expenses relating to carrying out the role will be reimbursed.

Term of service

The initial term is a minimum of 3 years, with the possibility of future renewal by mutual agreement. 

Full Trustee role description

Our charity status means that our Trustees serve as the accountable body for sound financial and organisational management of the alliance, working closely with the Executive Director and staff team. The Trustees also advise on alliance strategy and development.

The main role of the Trustees is to:

  • Ensure that Eating Better is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit

  • Comply with the charity’s governing document and charity law

  • Act in Eating Better’s best interests

  • Manage Eating Better’s resources responsibly

  • Ensure that Eating Better has an appropriate risk management strategy that is reviewed regularly

  • Ensure Eating Better is accountable 

Expectations of Trustees:

  • Attend quarterly Trustee meetings, a bi annual strategy meeting, our AGM and occasionally contribute to any necessary decision making in between meetings e.g. on financial or fundraising matters. Regular meetings last 2-3hrs and are mostly virtual but there is an expectation for some to be in person, likely in London.

  • Maintain oversight of the organisation’s strategy and plans and offer advice to further strengthen them

  • Review and contribute to alliance positions and publications

  • Support fundraising for the alliance 

  • Speak at or facilitate events organised by Eating Better if appropriate/required

  • Represent the organisation in the media and at external meetings if appropriate/required

  • Assist in sharing and amplifying Eating Better messages among peers and networks

Benefits of the role for trustees

  • Contribute to the mission of the alliance 

  • Gain strategic, governance experience through overseeing the organisation

  • Expand professional networks

Application information

To be considered for the role please send your CV and a brief introduction to the Chair of Trustees at Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an online interview.

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About Eating Better

Eating Better is a movement for change of sixty organisations working to accelerate the transition from producing and eating too much meat and dairy to a fairer, healthier and more sustainable food system that is better for animal welfare and for nature.