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Board Director

Local Greens
meetings in and around the Herne Hill area, SE24

Posted: 30/10/2018

Deadline: 13/12/2018

Compensation: Voluntary

Unpaid Volunteer Part-time Flexible hours

Job description

Local Greens is a South London, not for profit, community run veg bag scheme. We provide great tasting, seasonal spray free veg from small sustainable farms who we have a working relationship with and who are as close to South London as possible. Many of our growers are organic or biodynamic. Our customers collect their bags every week from local businesses. As simple and sustainable as possible.

We are now looking for a board director to help plan the strategic future of Local Greens by making key decisions at Board meetings.


  • Advise, guide and support Local Greens
  • Attend, and occasionally host, quarterly Board meetings
  • Evaluate and monitor the performance of the organisation
  • Ensure financial stability and sustainability
  • Ensure Local Greens complies with relevant laws and regulations
  • Help recruit employees and volunteers when required
  • Review and occasionally prepare reports between Board meetings
  • Represent Local Greens at meetings and events (e.g. Country Show and HH market)
  • Support Local Greens in your networks and on social media
  • Declare any conflict of interest
  • Abide by equal opportunities

Essential skills and knowledge

  • Commitment to Local Greens objectives – passion for local, organic food and farming
  • Good independent judgment
  • Knowledge of the local area and community
  • Creative thinking
  • Understand and question financial information
  • Work in a team and collaborate with a range of stakeholders
  • Understand and accept your legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities as a Director

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • Senior level experience in an organisation (ideally small not for profit or community)
  • Experience of local food business, finance, marketing, HR or operations

The time commitment for the Director role is likely to average 8 hours per month.

Application information

Please send a CV and covering email to or feel free to email for more information.

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About Local Greens

We are a not for profit, community run veg bag scheme in South London. We supply great tasting, seasonal, spray free veg every week from small sustainable farms who we have a close working relationship with. We try and source all our veg as close as possible to South London and many of our growers are organic or biodynamic. Our customers collect their bags from local businesses. Simple and as sustainable as we can make it.