Nourish Scotland
Nourish Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC048239

Nourish Scotland is a charity that works with a wide range of stakeholders including small producers, community groups, NGOs, local authorities and other public bodies to put sustainable, healthy, local food at the heart of Scotland’s food system. We support Food Sovereignty principles.  We campaign for the necessary changes to law, policy and practice to make the food system fairer and more sustainable. We also work with others to undertake practical projects to demonstrate positive alternatives.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th June 2022

Nourish Scotland is currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to diversify our board by recruiting people with different experiences who share our values and passion for improving the food system. We welcome those with ‘hard skills’ (for instance HR, finance, communications) and those who can bring wider perspectives to our work (particularly those typically underrepresented on charity boards). We would love to hear what you can bring to the organisation. Training and support is available for anyone who doesn’t have previous board experience.

About Nourish

Nourish Scotland is a membership-based, charitable organisation working for a fair, healthy and sustainable food system that truly values nature and people. We take a systems approach to food. This means we work across a wide range of issues and levels: from production to consumption, from practice to policy, from grassroots to national. We champion an integrated approach to solving the big challenges of the current food system: hunger and malnutrition, diet-related disease, exploitation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.

We are guided by the values and principles of co-operation, in particular self-help, self-responsibility, democracy and solidarity and the ethical values of equality, fairness, integrity, participation, empathy, courage and generosity. Our work is focused in Scotland, though we work with colleagues in the rest of the UK and also have some international links.

Being a Trustee

As a Trustee you will provide strategic oversight, direction and guidance to the organisation – and in particular the Director – and will work collaboratively with other Board Members and the staff team to help us achieve our vision.

The Board meets once every two months on zoom, on a weekday evening. You will need to read through board papers in the week before the meeting. You might also be asked for your input in between meetings. The time commitment is an average of 2h per month.

This is an unpaid position, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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Finance and Data Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,359 pro-rata
  • Hybrid (minimum 1 day / week in our Edinburgh office)
  • Closing 3rd October 2022

The purpose of this role is to enable Nourish to use our money and data most effectively in order to further our aim of improving Scotland’s food system. The successful candidate will focus on the following areas of work:

financial management, including bookkeeping, maintaining financial records, making payments, and liaising with external accountants and payroll

financial reporting to funders, including working with the team and our project partners to maintain relevant records throughout the grant period

data management, including helping us to use supporters’ contact details for effective communication, ensuring compliance with data protection law, and maintaining existing systems

IT management, including managing passwords and access to the online server (with support from external IT consultant)

In time, this role has the potential to expand into new areas of work, such as monitoring and evaluation.

For more information about the post, please see the full job description.

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Trustee with HR experience

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh / home based
  • Closing 30th November 2022

We are a food policy and practice organisations, looking to strengthen and diversify our board.

What will you be doing?

Nourish Scotland is currently seeking individuals to join our Board of Trustees.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to diversify our board by recruiting people with different experiences who share our values and passion for improving the food system. We have identified a gap our board for a Trustee with HR skills or experience. As an organisation we champion decentralised ways of working and distributed leadership. We would love to hear from a Trustee who values and is interested these approaches. We particularly welcome applications from people who are typically underrepresented on charity boards. Training and support is available for anyone who doesn’t have previous board experience.

What are we looking for?

We would love to hear from potential Trustees who share our values: equality, fairness, integrity, participation, empathy, courage, generosity. Formal HR qualification or CIPD membership is welcome, but not essential.

What difference will you make?

As a Trustee you will provide strategic oversight, direction and guidance to the organisation – and in particular the Director - and will work collaboratively with other Board Members and the staff team to help us achieve our vision. We would also welcome your input on HR matters on ad-hoc basis, as the need arises.

The Board meets once every three months on Zoom, on a weekday evening. You will need to read through board papers in the week before the meeting. You might also be asked for your input in between meetings. The time commitment is an average of 2h per month.

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