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Trustees are responsible for overseeing development of the strategic framework within which day- to-day tasks are carried out by staffers and volunteers, and they help guide our long-term planning.
Key roles we are recruiting for: Convenor, Secretary, Treasurer, Steering Group link, HR and Welfare support, Fundraising support, Risk and Compliance lead, Monitoring and Evaluation support, Governance and Policy lead, Communications support, Social Enterprise lead, Strategy and Vision lead.

About SHRUB Coop

The SHRUB Coop aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their 'waste' things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), upcycling and upskilling workshops and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.

Experience Required

We are particularly looking for people with experience in the fields of HR, Fundraising, Strategic Planning and Social Enterprise but Trustees have a wide-ranging remit and there are opportunities for involvement across the work that SHRUB undertakes.

Training Details

A current Trustee will provide you with an intro session about the role and to answer any questions you might have before you submit your application. You will then be asked to submit an application for consideration by our members at our AGM on 23rd November. If you are co-opted, you will be given a full induction and offered support and training opportunities throughout your term as Trustee.

Flexibility & Commitment

Home-Based Volunteering;Flexible

At least 2 hours per month for 12 months

Location/Travel Details

This will mainly be a home-based role as Trustee meetings are conducted online, but it may involve occasional travel into our Zero Waste Hub premises at 22 Bread Street, Edinburgh. There are buses along Lothian Road to access Bread Street, as well as some bike and car parking available close by.


Reasonable travel expenses through BACS claim or petty cash. All other expenses must be agreed prior to spending.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs