Become a board director for a south london veg bag scheme!

Become a board director for a south london veg bag scheme!

Local Greens is a 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.

Where: meetings in and around the Herne Hill area, SE24

Time commitment: average 8 hours per month

When: to commence in March 2019

Role Description

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

Responsibilities

  • 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 Herne Hill market)

  • Support Local Greens in your networks and on social media

  • Declare any conflict of interest

  • Abide by equal opportunities

Desirable 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

  • Senior level experience in an organisation (ideally small not for profit or community)

  • Experience of local food business, finance, marketing, HR or operations

Benefits to you

You will gain excellent insight into the working of a small community, not for profit organisation, and an opportunity to contribute to a local food initiative working towards making our food system more sustainable and resilient.  And there's plenty of veg.

Application information

Please send a CV and covering email to apply or feel free to email for more information at info@localgreens.org.uk