Full Circle Food is seeking to appoint a Treasurer to strengthen the existing Board.  

This is a voluntary / unpaid position.  The Board is responsible for setting the overall strategy of the organisation and for ensuring it meets its charitable objects. As members and directors of the company, our Trustees have oversight of the management and operations of the charity, ensuring that we fulfil our contractual obligations and remain fully compliant with current legislation, embedding and exemplifying best practice in all that we do.

 

About

Full Circle Food is a registered charity that educates people living in South East Northumberland about growing food to eat, healthy cooking on a budget, reducing food waste and adopting a healthier lifestyle. We place community members at the heart of service design and delivery.

The Full Circle Food has gained a solid reputation since starting in 2014, with just a few staff and a handful of loyal and passionate volunteers.

We have recently moved to the Hirst Park Growing Zone in Ashington and have community gardens and a kitchen here, available to individuals, families and groups. We hold open sessions, for anyone to come along, join in and find out more.

We offer hands on cooking experiences for all ages from families with young children to older people living alone. The emphasis will always be on health, taste, limited budgets and fun.

We are entering an exciting period of growth for the organisation and this is why we are looking to recruit a couple more members to our management committee or to become Trustees:

 

Main Duties

The duties of the Treasurer specifically are to:

  • Ensure the financial viability of the Charity, applying scrutiny and analysis to financial reports in line with the agreed budget

As a board member you would also :

  • Ensure that the Charity upholds the requirements set out in its governing document and that it remains true to its mission, objects and values
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with Charity law, Company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • Develop and monitor the delivery of a strategic plan, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against targets
  • Act with integrity, safeguarding the reputation of the Full Circle Food Project
  • Promote the interests of the Full Circle Food  within a wider network, acting as an ambassador for the organisation when required

 

Person Specification

We would like applicants to have:

  • Experience of financial and accounting management
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the organisation.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort
  • A commitment to equality and diversity
  • An interest in health and wellbeing
  • Integrity
  • Informed, independent judgement
  • A commitment to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions in the interest of the Charity

 

Time Commitment

Trustees are invited to attend an induction session prior to their first Board meeting. The Board meet not less than 4 times per year and the schedule of meetings is agreed by Trustees in advance for the forthcoming year. Meetings usually last a maximum of 2 hours, and are located in the Ashington area or via Zoom.

Trustees are expected to attend all Board meetings and an additional planning and strategy day held locally once each year.

 

Contact

If you would like have an informal chat for further information, or to express an interest in becoming our Treasurer please contact Sarah Robinson, CEO, in the first instance: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Visit our website : www.fullcirclefoodproject.org.uk

Find us on Facebook : The Real Full Circle Food Project

 

 

 

 

 

Bell View are seeking new trustees and an external director for our day care trading arm

Bell View is a successful local charity based in Belford and covering North Northumberland.  Our mission is to support and enable older and vulnerable, disabled or disadvantaged people and those who care for them to “live well”.  We deliver services through our Charitable activities across the area, in our Resource Centre in Belford and through our two trading arms providing Help at Home and Day Care Services. We also partner with other charities and organisations.

For both roles a well-developed interest in the needs of older and vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged people in a rural and socially isolated environment is a given. For the Trustee role we are particularly looking for general business skills and financial understanding to support our growth and ideally skills in one or more of the following: environment, property, or facilities.

For the Day Care director the post holder will provide an external perspective to the existing Board drawn from the Trustees and will ideally understand the needs of our service users and well as having general business skills.

If you think this may be of interest to you and would like more information: please email Kim Binder (Chair of Trustees) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance to arrange a telephone appointment to discuss things further, or contact Barry Lyden (CEO) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a trustee information pack.

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: £26,260 - £30,298 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Deadline: 12:00 noon on Wednesday 10th November 2021

Interviews: w/c 29th November 2021 (anticipated)

 

Purpose & Values

Rise has a vision to create a higher quality of life for communities that need it the most in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Our purpose, which sets out how we intend to achieve that vision, is to help our partners to unlock the power of physical activity and collectively effect long-term system change in order to positively impact more lives across our region. We want to enable our partners to see things differently, work smarter, and maximise their results using physical activity.

Our values are the foundation of how we act individually and collectively as the Rise team. We will:

  • Catalyse change: we believe that change is possible and we’re ready to lead the exploration
  • Positively disrupt: to challenge the norm and cause radical change through innovation and learning
  • Collaborate: together we are greater than the sum of our parts. People make the change.

 

Diversity and Inclusion at Rise

Rise is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We wish to increase the diversity of our staff and welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from people with disabilities and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented within our workforce.

We welcome requests for flexible working, including part-time working or job sharing.

 

Job Purpose

We’re looking for someone to play a vital role in supporting the development of an insight and learning culture within Rise.

You will lead on developing an insight-led approach for the work of Rise, supporting the team to gather and use quantitative and qualitative data and intelligence to influence decision making and to evaluate our work across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

You will have the ability to use insight to identify the key issues that we need to tackle and provide horizon scanning to influence our work and priorities, as well as interpreting what the insight means for Rise, our partners and our communities.

You will have the knowledge and confidence to manage the implementation and continued use of research and insight processes that support the work of our team here at Rise.

We also need someone who can identify gaps in insight and evidence and develop primary research to meet this need.

We are looking for someone to join our organisation at an exciting time of our development to help us to grow our impact further and improve the quality of life for even more individuals living or working across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

 

How to apply

For more information and to download the application documents, go to: https://www.wearerise.co.uk/news/vacancy-ri-dm

Closing date for applications: 12:00 noon, Wednesday 10th November 2021.

Anticipated interview dates: w/c 29th November 2021

Salary: £26,260 - £30,298 per annum. Please note that appointments are usually made with a salary offer starting at the lower end of the scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: £34,492- £39,388 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Deadline: Friday 19th November 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews: w/c 6th December 2021 (Anticipated)

 

Purpose & Values

Rise has a vision to create a higher quality of life for communities that need it the most in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Our purpose, which sets out how we intend to achieve that vision, is to help our partners to unlock the power of physical activity and collectively effect long-term system change in order to positively impact more lives across our region. We want to enable our partners to see things differently, work smarter, and maximise their results using physical activity.

Our values are the foundation of how we act individually and collectively as the Rise team. We will:

  • Catalyse change: we believe that change is possible and we’re ready to lead the exploration
  • Positively disrupt: to challenge the norm and cause radical change through innovation and learning
  • Collaborate: together we are greater than the sum of our parts. People make the change.

 

Diversity and Inclusion at Rise

Rise is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We wish to increase the diversity of our staff and welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly from people with disabilities and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented within our workforce.

We welcome requests for flexible working, including part-time working or job sharing.

 

Job Purpose

We are looking for someone to join our organisation at an exciting time of our development to lead our work across the children and young people’s sector, from pregnancy to the post 16 transition and into young adulthood.

The Strategic Lead will be a deeply passionate advocate for the role that physical activity can play, providing leadership and advocacy both internally and with external partners in relation to how it can be used to reduce inequalities, and to improve the quality of life and life chances for children and young people living across Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.

You will have responsibility for leading an equally passionate children and young people team, and will hold overall responsibility for all children and young people budgets.

 

How to Apply

For more information and to download the application documents, go to: https://www.wearerise.co.uk/news/vacancy-cyp-sl

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lee Sprudd (Strategic Director, North of Tyne) on 07795 014285 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th November 2021 at 12 noon.

Anticipated interview dates: w/c 6th December 2021

Salary: £34,492- £39,388 per annum. Please note that appointments are usually made with a salary offer starting at the lower end of the scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary: £33,267 pro rata

Hours: 3 days/week (with possibility of full-time)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Northumberland

Deadline: 31st October 2021

 

 

Job Description:

Our wonderful Service Manager is retiring after many years’ service.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to influence, lead and develop our charity. We are looking for a ‘people person’: someone with patience, humour and good independent judgement.  We need someone who is a team player, financially literate and who is ambitious for the charity, sympathetic to our aims and our local partnership approach and who would relish this interesting and varied role. You would be working alongside an operations team leader, a funding and planning officer and a finance and administrative officer, together with a very supportive board of trustees.  You would receive any appropriate training you may require.  You must also have a car available for business use.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide the charity with the kind of leadership and direction that supports its mission, ethos and values
  • Represent and be an ambassador for the charity
  • Build on our strong strategic relationships
  • Lead on strategy and business plan development and implementation
  • Have an overview of day to day finances and long term sustainability  
  • Work with the Funding and Planning officer to identify and secure funding for the charity.
  • Take a lead on HR ensuring that the charity has the resources and expertise it needs to fulfil its values, objectives and commitments
  • Keep an overview of all NDAS’ social media presence and general communications with the help of the initial response officer
  • Represent the organisation and support our work with local partners responsible for the delivery of services

 

The full-time salary will be £33,267 per annum, £19,960 pro rata (based on a 37.5 hour week).

For an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to our website www.nda.services.