Call for nominations to the Board of Directors

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The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership is seeking nominations for elected places on the Board of Directors, the body that oversees and steers its work. The Board consists of four elected members, three places appointed by the Board and representatives from partner services including the Council.

We currently have three vacancies for elected places. One of our current Board members will be standing for re-election (our terms of reference say you must stand down after four years).

Spaces are open to anyone living or working in Brighton & Hove. You must be a member of the Food Partnership to stand (you can join here). We must receive your nomination form by Thursday 22nd August at 5pm. If there are more than three people nominated then we will hold an election, all members are entitled to one vote.

Members will decide who to vote for based on the personal statements provided by candidates. We will send these out in your own words.

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 at events, assessing the good food grant scheme and visiting projects to write blogs for our website. All new Board members will receive an induction.

Board meetings are held 3-4 times a year, they are always on a weekday and alternate between 4.00- 6pm and 5.30-7.30 pm in central Brighton (the time and days of meetings can be changed if this suits most 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.

The Food Partnership works across a range of issues including cookery, food waste, growing, health, enterprise and education. To compliment the current Board members experience, we would be interested in applications from people who have a background in different areas to the current Board members.  Find out more details of our current Board members.

Please complete the application form.

If you want to find out more about what is involved please get in touch with Victoria Williams, Chair on Victoria@foodmatters.org or 01273 234 838

Important dates:

  • 22nd August 2019 deadline for submitting nominations
  • AGM, 6pm 16th September 2019 at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, BN1 3XG
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