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Posted: 5 May 2023
Deadline: 19 Jun 2023
Unpaid Volunteer Fixed term / contract Remote working
We are seeking a new Trustee with food or social justice 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 sectors, which include, but are not limited to, people of colour, LGBTQIA+, different age groups and people with disabilities.
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.
We are critically evaluating our role in the transformation towards healthy, affordable and just food systems. Our thoughts on this subject are in our Prioritising food justice blog. The ideal candidate for this role will be able to help us continue our journey and maximise the impact of our learnings on our work.
Key: Experience within the food and/or social justice space, gained through a professional or a volunteer role.
Affinity to food systems change
Non-profit sector experience
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
To be considered for the role please send your CV and a brief introduction to the Chair of Trustees at email@example.com. 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.