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Trustee - Glasgow South West Foodbank

Glasgow, Glasgow City (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

We are seeking four new trustees to become members of our board. Trustees ensure that the food bank acts in conformity with its purpose and with charity legislation, and that good governance, best practice policies and rigorous financial supervision are in place. They will be required to work collaboratively, with other trustees and with the staff and volunteers of the foodbank, and other external agencies.


  • To help ensure, alongside other trustees, the effective governance and financial management of the charity in accordance with relevant legislation.
  • To help set the strategic direction of the charity, and oversee progress against the objectives set.
  • To help promote the organisation to a wider audience of potential funders and supporters, and in the community.
  • To act with care and skill, giving time, thought and energy to their role.
  • To ensure that the foodbank delivers an effective and compassionate service to all those who may need it in the South West of Glasgow, from whichever part of the community they come.

 Trustees may also undertake additional work for the charity between meetings subject to their availability and skill set.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who share our commitment to delivering the best possible compassionate and non-judgemental service to some of the most disadvantaged people in Glasgow. Our ideal candidates would demonstrate:

  • Clear commitment to supporting the delivery of the best possible compassionate and non-judgmental service to some of the most disadvantaged people in Glasgow.
  • Some understanding of issues around poverty, even if not in depth, and willingness to extend that.
  • Experience at a management, senior or professional level within the third, public or private sectors.
  • (Ideally, but not essentially) experience of involvement in non-executive boards in the third, public or private sector.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning the needs of the foodbank’s beneficiaries, staff, and volunteers.
  • Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity.
  • Integrity, sound independent judgement and an ability to think creatively.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.

What difference will you make?

By supporting the governance of the food bank, you are part of a team providing a vital holistic support function in your local community, ensuring a dignified experience to anyone visiting or anyone who comes into contact with Glasgow South West Foodbank.


Application resources
Application Instructions

Please apply through CharityJobs in the first instance, providing a CV and cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an informal interview with members of the Board of Trustees at Glasgow South West Foodbank.

Posted by
The Trussell Trust View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 10 June 2024
Closing date: 11 August 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Trustees, Governance

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