Trustees Wanted

10th April 2021

*Applications Closed*

Are you passionate about tackling poverty? Do you want to make a positive change to the lives of people in your local community?

Epping Forest Foodbank is currently looking for up to three Trustees to bring their skills and experience to make a hands-on contribution to its leadership, governance and future development.

Time commitment: on average 2-3 hours a month, plus board meetings typically every 2 months.

Location:  Mainly from home.  Post pandemic board meetings may return to in-person and will likely be held in Loughton or surrounding areas.

We would prefer someone who lives within Epping Forest district so as to benefit from local knowledge.


Key Dates:

Application closing date:  12pm noon, Monday 10th May 2021

Interview date(s):  w/c 17th May 2021

Start date: mid-end May 2021


Who we are:

Epping Forest Foodbank (EFFB) is a charitable incorporated organisation providing emergency food parcels to local people experiencing temporary food crises. In 2020-2021 EFFB handled over 1,200 referrals providing emergency food for over 3,000 people. This is a 75% increase from the previous year.

In order to alleviate hunger and effectively support local people, EFFB works in partnership with many local agencies so local services can also be accessed for additional support. EFFB also benefits from operating as part of the wider Trussell Trust network.

EFFB is founded on Christian principles. Not every member of the team is a Christian, but we all subscribe to a common set of values and code of conduct inspired by these values. We expect all new team members to do the same.

EFFB currently operates with one paid member of staff and many volunteers to support them.  It is overseen by the Board of Trustees which currently consists of six members.


Who we are looking for:

Epping Forest Foodbank (EFFB) is looking for (up to three) individuals who have a passion to serve the local community and support those in financial crisis.  The successful candidate(s) must be sympathetic to the Christian ethos under which EFFB and The Trussell Trust operate, committed to Trussell Trust’s mission, vision and values, and have an understanding and commitment to the duties and responsibilities of trusteeship.

Applications are welcome from individuals with various skills and experience however we are particularly interested in those who have a background in communications, marketing, public relations, legal or risk and compliance and/or lived experience of food poverty.

Inclusion, diversity and representation within the workforce are crucial and so we welcome all individuals regardless of race, age, religion, identity and experience. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals with lived experience of financial and food poverty.


How to apply:

For further information and an application form please download the Trustee Information Pack.  Please send completed applications to [email protected]

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