Charity registered in Scotland SC040647
Urban Roots is a community led environmental and health improvement organisation working across the Southside of Glasgow. We empower local people to make choices and lifestyle changes that are beneficial for them, their communities and the environment.
We are committed to working with local people on projects that improve the environment and health of the area through a range of activities including community gardening, conservation and biodiversity, and planet friendly living.
Our work aims to inspire people and communities to connect with nature.
Our ultimate vision is to become more embedded in the local community.
Urban Roots is a thriving community-led environmental and health improvement charity. Over the past ten years we have worked with local residents and a large team of enthusiastic volunteers to establish a network of community gardens and woodlands across the Southside of Glasgow. We also run a number of healthy cooking projects and outdoor learning and play activities for children and young people.
We are passionate about the benefits that our work brings to improving local environments, promoting community cohesion and supporting the health and well-being of people of all ages. We work closely with other community organisations, Glasgow City Council and the NHS Health Improvement team to ensure that our projects are effective and targeted at those most in need.
We are currently recruiting for new board members, including a Treasurer, and are keen to hear from people of all backgrounds and experiences who share our vision of a greener city and a fairer food system.
Skills and experience in any of the main areas of board responsibility (including financial management, charity governance, employment law, health and safety, safeguarding) would be useful, but most important to us is a commitment to the work of the organisation and a willingness to learn new skills.
We usually meet 4 times a year at our base in Toryglen but have moved online during 2020 and organise meetings at times that suit our Trustees. We offer a thorough induction process and a mentoring system to support new trustees in their role.
Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed. Childcare is arranged at the meeting venue.