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Volunteer Trustee - Knottingley Foodbank

Knottingley Foodbank


Posted over 30 days ago...

Support the management of Knottingley Foodbank. If you have strong experience in governance, great communication skills, and enjoy supporting a team, please do get in touch with us about this wonderful opportunity.


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Knottingley, WF11 9AL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As a Trustee you will play a vital role by ensuring that we are meeting the demand for our services, providing help and support to people in crisis in the local community, as well as providing strategic direction for the charity. Trustees have collective responsibility for the governance of the organisation and for all decisions made by the Board. They set the strategic direction for the organisation, ensuring alignment to our values, and are responsible for setting organisational policy, defining goals, agreeing the financial plan, evaluating performance, and ensuring that strong relationships are maintained between the Trustees and the Senior Leadership Group. Key tasks: Organisational Purpose:  

Drive, embrace and commit to the organisation’s vision, mission and values  Ensure the charity complies with its governing document and charity law  


Commit to uphold the trustee code of conduct  Ensure that the charity has a clear and relevant set of aims and an appropriate strategy for achieving them.  Lead by example, ensuring the charity’s values are reflected in all of its work, and that the ethos and culture of the organisation underpin the delivery of all activities. 


Safeguard and promote the charity’s reputation by living its values. Act in the best interests of the charity’s purposes and its beneficiaries, creating a safe, respectful and welcoming environment for those who come into contact with it.  Make objective decisions about delivering the charity’s purposes.  

Decision Making Risk & Control  

Ensure clear focus on strategy, performance, and assurance. Promote a culture of sound decision making, monitoring and management of resources.

Equity, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion 

Ensure the principles of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded in the organisation.  Work to reduce obstacles to participation, ensuring the organisation’s work is open for everyone. Actively challenge inequality and achieve improved equality of outcomes. 

What are we looking for?

Knottingley Foodbank are seeking to recruit Trustees with an interest in helping others, who are willing to uphold the food bank’s values, and who can bring life experience to the board of trustees. We are looking for people who want to help their local community and work towards the eradication of food poverty whilst supporting the food bank to continue to provide emergency food to people who find themselves in crisis. Our ideal candidates would demonstrate a:

Knowledge of and commitment to the work of Knottingley Foodbank. Willingness to actively participate in discussions concerning needs of the foodbank’s beneficiaries, staff, and the trustee board. Willingness to act in the best interest of the charity. Sound, independent judgement and ability to think creatively. Working effectively as a team member and demonstrating a willingness to learn and develop.

The food bank would particularly welcome applications from those with experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

Administration/Secretarial skills Finance Governance Human Resources

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 Knottingley Foodbank.


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