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GCFN is a member led Community Interest Company. Directors are responsible for listening to and working with members, providing leadership and support to staff and project workers, steering the direction of the organisation, and ensuring good governance.

We are looking for people with a minimum of 6 hours a month available to commit to this role. Additional hours may be available depending on organisation and project needs. Hours are remunerated at £15/hr (rising to £18/hr in April 2022).

In addition to quarterly Directors meetings, all GCFN Directors are required to join a Working Group. These groups contribute to effective oversight of projects, and Governance of the organisation. The current Working Groups are:

  • Governance
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Communications and Publicity and;
  • City Food Plan and Glasgow Food Policy Partnership.

Desired qualities:

  • Knowledge of experience of third sector organisation governance
  • Good communication and listening skills and;
  • A commitment to fair, sustainable and healthy food systems.

We are specifically looking for someone to take on the role of Treasurer. This person will work closely with our Finance Officer, who manages the day to day accounts.


The position of treasurer is a roughly 4-6 hour a month time commitment and consists of the duties listed below. It is remunerated at £15/hour (rising to £18/hr in April 2022). There is also considerable scope to take on additional hours of GCFN sessional work outside of your board and treasurer duties. The Treasurer's role is to primarily oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.

Duties: Line manage the organisation’s Finance Officer to:

  • Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place
  • Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation
  • Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
  • Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year
  • Lead on appointing and liaising with our accountant and any potential auditors or independent examiners
  • Attend monthly Finance Working Group meetings to liaise with relevant staff, board members and/or volunteers to ensure the financial viability of the organisation and appraise the financial viability of future plans and proposals
  • Regularly report the organisation’s financial position at bimonthly board meetings
  • Make fellow board members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them and;
  • Sign off on the organisation’s annual accounts.


  • Knowledge and experience of current fundraising and finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
  • Good financial analysis skills and;
  • Ability to communicate clearly.


GCFN works according to cooperative models and with a non-hierarchical approach. An understanding and experience of non-hierarchical our cooperative working would be desirable for these roles.

Ideally, prospective Directors and the Treasurer should be active in one or more aspects of community food in Glasgow – community gardening, food literacy and education, running community cafes and shared meals surplus food work, food social enterprise and so on.

To indicate your interest in either becoming a Director or Treasurer, please send us an introductory email telling us about yourself, and why you want to be a GCFN Director to [email protected]