Are you the person to take the lead in tackling poverty and hunger across East Lothian? If you are passionate about crisis food provision and the broader causes of poverty and hunger, we want to hear from you.
East Lothian Foodbank, established in 2013 and affiliated to the Trussell Trust, has a great team of staff, volunteers and trustees and enjoys a high profile and goodwill across the county. We have now secured a grant to part-fund a new management position. The right person will be able to develop our staff and volunteers to ensure that we provide the gold standard of emergency food provision to all our clients, without judgement or prejudice. This crisis service is the heart of what we do and our new Foodbank Manager will ensure that the charity can operate on a firm financial footing in order to do so. But this role requires more than sound day-to-day charity management and securing income; the Foodbank is keen to take a step change by developing “more than food” projects which tackle the root causes of food insecurity. The new Foodbank Manager will be expected to take a strategic lead in business planning and to actively shape how East Lothian responds to poverty and hunger, with the ultimate aim of reducing the need for food parcels.
Our treasurer is retiring after four years in the post – can you help East Lothian’s emergency food aid charity?
If you are interested in food poverty and have a head for figures we would love to hear from you.
The board of trustees meets monthly and our treasurer visits the foodbank in Tranent regularly to collect invoices and receipts for clearance, recording and settlement. We need someone who will enjoy the preparation of annual accounts and who can understand the various requirements of charity law in Scotland and the guidance of the charity regular OSCR.
In return, we offer experience in all aspects of a small, dynamic charity which is affiliated to a national one, the Trussell Trust. There are always interesting issues to discuss and learn about – everything from volunteer recruitment and out of date stock, to premises layout and the impact of Universal Credit.
Our team of seven trustees, three staff and army of volunteers are all committed to helping local people in crisis and we are lucky to enjoy support and goodwill across a county which presents a wealthy “face” yet experiences deep and damaging inequalities in health and income.