The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is seeking nominations for the Board of Directors, the body that governs its work. Spaces are open to anyone living or working in Brighton & Hove. If there is more than one person nominated then we will hold an election at the AGM on the 17th October, all members are entitled to one vote.
About the Board
The role of the Board is to set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation. It is also responsible for ensuring that the organisation is well run, financially sound and has the correct employment procedures. Board members are responsible for promoting the organisation more widely and supporting the Director and other staff in working to achieve the vision of a healthy, sustainable fair food system for Brighton & Hove.
All Board members are invited to join the quarterly Finance Sub Committee which scrutinises financial information in more detail and the HR Sub Committee that looks in more detail at staff policies, training and development. There are also opportunities for Board members to get involved in other activities such as helping out at events or assessing good food grant applications. All new Board members will receive an induction.
The key areas of knowledge / skills that the Board have identified they would like to add are in financial management, social enterprise and/or marketing and business development. As we are looking to strengthen our connections with activity in East and West Sussex we are also interested in people who bring this perspective.
Board meetings are held 4-5 times a year on weekday afternoons / evenings (the time and days of meetings can be changed though if this suits the majority of Board members). Board members are also invited to be involved in strategic planning meetings / activities. Board members are expected to read papers before each meeting, this can take time and you should expect to commit at least two hours to do this.
If you want to find out more about what is involved, please get in touch with the Chair, Victoria Williams, on Victoria@foodmatters.org or 01273 431707.