• Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2022

  • Advertised from 4th August 2022


Empty Kitchens Full Hearts are seeking three new trustees with expertise in food security and fundraising to broaden and strengthen the skill set of the Board.

Empty Kitchens Full Hearts was set up by chefs in 2020 as a pandemic response. Now with newly acquired SCIO status, new premises in Granton, and over 250 active volunteers, we continue to deliver 6000 meals per week to people in need across Edinburgh.

Empty Kitchens Full Hearts is keen to develop from its pandemic foundations into a key partner in the network of organisations in Edinburgh supporting those in need, developing resilience and signposting routes out of poverty and food dependency.

We are seeking applications from committed individuals with expertise and skills in the following areas: fundraising, strategic charity finance, food security and social provision.

Empty Kitchens Full Hearts is a membership organisation with membership open to all volunteers. Trustees meet as a Board quarterly and in addition are expected to attend Members meetings twice a year. There are three founding trustees and this recruitment is to co-opt additional Trustees with specific skills and background to help grow the organisation.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about tackling the problems facing some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in Edinburgh, to work with a committed executive team, staff & volunteers to help build a progressive, resilient organisation, in tune with their needs.


Working with fellow Trustees to ensure the governance of Empty Kitchens Full Hearts, that the organisation acts in accordance with its constitution and delivers its strategic aims. Specifically -

  • Setting strategy and undertaking the strategic management of the organisation
  • Ensuring Empty Kitchens Full Hearts acts in accordance with all legislation and applies its resources exclusively in pursuit of its purpose
  • Ensuring financial stability, prudent financial management and record keeping
  • Supporting fundraising
  • Helping the organisation to form and strengthen effective partnerships with other organisations supporting vulnerable people of Edinburgh
  • Building service user and volunteer engagement in the strategic direction, ethos and operations of Empty Kitchens Full Hearts
  • Supporting the Executive Team in response to specific requests and taking the lead in any Trustee activity where the Trustee has special knowledge

Application notes

To apply and receive an application pack please provide a covering letter together with your CV to Linda Rosborugh, Chair of the Board, at

Closing date: 30th August 2022.