E5, London (Hybrid)
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, 20-30 hours a year
Job description

We are seeking to grow our board of Trustees to support our growth as an organisation. We are particularly looking for candidates with significant experience of charity governance, leadership and finance, to complement our existing board’s skills.

As we embark on our new three year strategy, we are seeking to grow our board of Trustees. By 2025, we aim to transform the way more than 100,000 school children learn about and interact with food, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to make lifelong healthier choices. We will also create practical resources and materials, and support policy interventions, to ensure the entire school food system delivers better for millions of school children.

Closing date for applications is June 27, 2022

Who we are

GREAT MINDS WEREN’T FORGED IN GREASE
CHILD HEALTH IS AT A TIPPING POINT

Obesity is one of the biggest crises facing our country, with diet-related disease-causing untold personal misery and costing the NHS £6 billion a year and rising. In the most deprived areas, 1 in 3 children leaves primary school with obesity, almost double the rates in more privileged areas.

Investing equally in the next generation, equipping every child with the skills to eat and cook real food for themselves, is a proven, vital intervention into their future health, wellbeing and happiness. Yet while the school food system has come a long way, there is still too often beige, boring, bad for you food being served up in schools.

“But you can’t change the system.” Nope.
“But good food is expensive”. Wrong again.
“Kids don’t need nice food”. Now that’s just mean.

BETTER IS POSSIBLE

At Chefs in Schools, we’re delivering clean, healthy, inexpensive, generation-powering, mind-opening, society-changing food in schools – and inspiring and enabling schools across the country to follow our lead.

Join the revolution – help us to fuel the future.

Who we're looking for

It is vital to us that all our of Trustees share a passion for our mission and an understanding of the environment we operate in. We are also keen that our board reflects the diversity of the areas and population that we serve, across London, Sheffield and the South West. We are particularly looking for candidates with significant experience of charity governance, leadership and finance, to complement our existing board’s skills. Our ideal candidates would include:

·       A current or former CEO or MD of a charity - someone who has overseen significant growth in size and impact

·       A chartered accountant who has previously served as a finance trustee for one or more charities

·       People with experience in the field of child obesity, diet, behaviour change,  education and charity governance

Board meetings are in person, generally held in Brixton or Hackney. Sub committees are mostly held online.

To apply, please click apply and follow the link to answer a few simple questions about your interest

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Refreshed on: 10 June 2022
Closed date: 25 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: ChefsTrustee
Tags: Finance, Governance

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