Become a Director of NFS Bristol

National Food Service Bristol – Director Application Information

The vision of the National Food Service (NFS) is a world free from food insecurity, social inequality, social isolation and food waste. Our mission is to create safe community spaces where food is freely offered as a public service. Working on the principal of solidarity, rather than charity, we want to help build resilient communities where food and company are shared. We are a Community Interest Company – basically a non-profit, run on cooperative principals for the benefit of the community.

We are looking to expand our team or directors. The directorship is a voluntary, unpaid role.
At present, the work of the directors consists of:

  • Helping to develop the strategy of the organisation
  • Working to deliver the organisational strategy
  • Being a liaison between ourselves and other organisations 
  • Being a liaison between ourselves and the national NFS network
  • Representing NFS and NFS Bristol in meetings and at events about NFS

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who believes in the ideals of NFS – solidarity not charity, user-lead work, a commitment to cooperative decision making. 
  • Someone with the time to commit to being involved in this project for at least a year.
  • Someone who believes in the benefits of social eating and wants to create opportunities for this in the city. 
  • Someone with ideas about what NFS Bristol could be doing and how it could develop.
  • Specifically, if you have skills in accounting or financial management we would be very keen to add some more of these skills into team.

The commitment will be to attending fortnightly 90-minute meetings, and to carry out whatever tasks you take on in the course of those meetings (estimated at 2-3 hours work per week).
 Closing Date: Thursday, 30 September, 2021 – 15:00How to Apply: 

Please briefly explain:

  • Why are you interested in becoming a director?
  • Where would you like to see NFS Bristol in a year’s time?
  • What skills and experience can you bring that you think will be useful to the team?

If you want to send a CV or any other information that would be fine too. Email your application to Applications can be written or recorded.