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We are looking for an experienced chair to take over from our founder. We would like to hear from you if you’ve been a chair of another organisation before and are interested in working with a young and dynamic social enterprise which is changing the food culture in Edinburgh and Scotland. We would like you to lead the board and Operations Manager through what will be an exciting year of growth for our business.

About Edinburgh Food Social

Our goals are to: Enhance lives and improve health through learning about food. Build confidence by giving people the skills and resources to provide for themselves and their families. Provide safe places for community meals and food events. Nourish people by providing easier access to sources of good food.

Experience Required

- Knowledge of social enterprise / charity sector - Financial reporting and governance - Experience of funding - Good network of contacts in Edinburgh - Strategic thinker with clear vision - Strong public speaker - Strong ethical values and inspiring leadership - Knowledge of education and/or health

Training Details

We have a really knowledgeable board of directors who are happy to advise on anything which this role requires. Our founder will also be on hand to ensure the new chair has everything needed. We also have good links with many organisations in Edinburgh who we can make introductions to and a network of invaluable events to attend.

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering;Flexible

Approximately 8 hours per month

Location/Travel Details

The majority of the role will take place remotely. Our training kitchen is at 47 Peffer Place, Edinburgh and we hold our monthly board meetings here. We also expect the chair to attend some relevant meetings in Edinburgh to represent the organisation.


No expenses

Accessibility Details

  • Support Workers Welcome
  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs