Who we are
We are an award-winning food charity based in Brighton and the purpose of our organisation is to address food poverty in our city by growing and supplying fresh allotment produce to food banks and community centres. The food we grow is donated to the Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project and the Brighton & Hove City Mission food bank. We have three community plots within the Moulsecoomb allotments, from which we run food growing volunteer groups on Mondays and Fridays.
We are looking for a trustee to join our group of three. We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a board of three and two self employed part time staff. Our income is around £15-20 thousand a year mainly in small grants. We meet a number of current local and national aims for involving people in nature for well being, promoting healthy lifestyles and promoting vegetables as part of a healthy diet and we are part of Brighton and Hove Food partnership.
The board meets three to four times a year to keep the organisation on track, plan for the future, monitor income and expenditure and ensure the organisation complies with the law.
We are a small and friendly charity. We are looking to keep going and get better. The role of the treasurer is to understand and guide the finances of the organisation – eg advice to the administrator on working with the accountant and helping fellow board members analyse our income and expenditure and so it’s a key role for the organisation.
What we’re looking for in a treasurer
An interest in gardening or vegetable growing or the natural environment or food, diet and all aspects of health
Awareness of food deprivation and poverty in Brighton or wider
Knowledge of the role of a trustee, charity management and charity regulation or a willingness to learn this
Keen to take part in the strategic management a charity
An understanding of charity finances and enough experience with accounts, budgets to be able to guide others
An interest in East Brighton and the Bear Road, Meadowview area particularly
We aim to be diverse and represent the community we serve so if you are interested, have skills or experience to offer and want to get involved, we’d love to hear from you, whoever you are.
For an informal chat, call Kate Honeyford 07743 483495
We are closing applications on 6 July 2020