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Posted: 8 Nov 2023
Deadline: 8 Dec 2023
Unpaid Volunteer Flexible hours Fixed term / contract Remote working
We are seeking a new Trustee to lead 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.
In the past year we have embarked on a journey to define our own Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion framework. You can access our live statement here. We acknowledge that this journey needs to start within our team and Trustees 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.
Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women, people of colour and disabled people, who are all under-represented in the food systems and environmental sustainability sector, as well as within Eating Better. Our recruitment process is intended to be based on merit, fairness and inclusion. If, in addition, you would prefer to withhold any identifying information including your name, which might identify your background and which you feel may expose you to discrimination, you are welcome to do so. We will make necessary adjustments to make the recruitment process equally accessible to everyone, so please ask us if you need any additional support when applying.
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. We receive funding support from alliance members, trusts and foundations and individual donors. For a list of our current funders and to read our funding statement, click here.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a person 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 has experience working on issues that span and connect priorities and sectoral interests, is familiar with systems approaches to policy and practice, and has experience of fundraising, preferably within the non-profit sector. The Trustees’ fundamental role is to shape and support the strategic direction of Eating Better and help us convene the broad group of organisations that we collaborate with.
Our Trustees value teamwork and friendly collaboration where everyone’s voice is heard.
This is an unpaid role. All expenses related 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 role description
Our charity status means that our Trustees serve as the accountable body for sound financial and organisational management, working closely with the Executive Director and staff team. The Trustees also advise on alliance strategy and development.
The Chair’s main tasks are to:
In addition to the time likely to be required of every Trustee (quarterly Trustee meetings, a bi annual strategy meeting, our AGM), the Chair will need to, annually:
Benefits of the role for trustees
Expression of interest
To be considered for the role please send your CV and a brief introduction to Myrto Williams. Application deadline is 5pm 8th December. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an online interview with representatives from the trustees. If you would like to discuss this role, please contact us.
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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.