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Have you the skills, interest and time to commit to an enterprise that makes a difference to the environment, our community and has a direct impact on people’s lives?

FareShare Sussex exists to fight hunger, tackle food waste and develop volunteers.

If you would like to use your time, skills and experience at Board level to help us achieve our goals, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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FareShare Sussex is a highly successful enterprise at an exciting point of development and expansion. The main focus of this role will be to act as Treasurer for the organisation.

We are looking for a committed individual with a strong team ethos, to expand the range of director/trustee skills as well as to consolidate existing skills. We require dynamic and motivated people who are sympathetic to the aims and objectives of FareShare Sussex to fulfil these voluntary duties.

We expect directors/trustees to contribute actively to the Board by giving strategic direction; setting overall policy; defining goals and setting targets; evaluating performance; ensuring the charity’s effective administration and financial stability.

We want to have a wide range of people on the Board and seek to be representative of the diverse population of the community. There is no need to have trustee experience to apply, however a financial qualification would be an advantage as would any previous experience in charity finances.

Directors/trustees are expected to:

  • attend up to six meetings a year (all currently on Tuesday evenings)
  • work in small groups between meetings
  • get involved in the work of FareShare Sussex
  • contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis; and
  • attend events and represent and promote the work of FareShare.

How to apply:

Find more information in the documents below and for an informal discussion about the role contact Jonathan Wilkins:

If you would then like to express your interest in this position, please send a covering letter of no more than 1 side of A4 outlining why you are interested and what you can offer along with your CV to Jonathan. Your application will be considered by the Board and a response will be sent to you in writing.

Closing date: Applications should be returned to us before 5pm on Friday 30th April 2021.

Applications received after that time may be considered if we have any further places available. Note that applications will be processed on a ‘first come first served basis’.

*FareShare Sussex is operated by City Gate Community Projects, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The successful applicant will be appointed as board director and trustee.