Trustee Vacancies – Manchester Central Foodbank

1st June 2018

Manchester Central Foodbank was established 5 years ago by the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy and students from the University of Manchester. It is now one of the busiest foodbanks in Manchester serving over 1,700 food parcels each year to local people in crisis.

The foodbank works on a referral basis through which, vouchers are provided to local front-line agencies (charities, hospitals etc.) who in turn, issue them to clients in need. Vouchers are then exchanged at weekday foodbank sessions by clients for a 3-day emergency food parcel.

Manchester Central Foodbank is looking to recruit a new trustees.
Please note this is a voluntary role.

Main responsibilities

   (a) Comply with the charity’s governing document and the law

   (b) Act in the charity’s best interests

   (c) Manage the charity’s resources responsibly by;
      (ii) Making sure the charity’s assets are only used to support or carry out its purposes
      (iii) Avoiding exposing the charity’s assets, beneficiaries or reputation to undue risk
      (vi) Not over-committing the charity
      (v) Taking special care when investing or borrowing
      (vi) Complying with any restrictions on spending funds or selling land

   (d) Acting with reasonable care and skill making use of their skills and experience and taking advice when necessary. They should give enough time, thought and energy to their role, for example by preparing for, attending and actively participating in all trustees’ meetings

   (e) Ensure that the charity is accountable by being able to demonstrate that your charity is complying with the law, well run and effective

Prospective applicants are advised to read the essential trustee for more information about the general responsibilities of a trustee.

Personal attributes

  • Passionate about tackling poverty.
  • A sound understanding of, and experience of engagement with, Churches, Christians of different denominations, and other faith groups.
  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Drive, competence, flexibility and a willingness to learn.

How to apply

Please submit a short (maximum 500 words) personal statement outlining why you would be a suitable candidate, and an up to date CV via email:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis so please apply ASAP.

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