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We are looking for an experienced, capable and dedicated person to join our team and become a key member of staff at the centre of our organisation.  We offer a fantastic working environment for the right candidate, and can offer flexibility in working hours if needed. Please read the job description and person specification documents below before applying.

Apply with a CV and covering letter to Sarah Robinson, CEO, at Closing date Friday May 13th at 5pm. Interviews likely to be w/c May 23rd 2022


Full Circle Food are seeking to recruit an Outdoor Learning Officer to develop and manage a new initiative, an outdoor learning project for 8 to 15 year olds, in the Hirst area of Ashington, Northumberland.

This will be done with extensive community engagement, partnership working and support of volunteers and beneficiaries.

Hours of work : 21 hours per week on a flexible basis but will include evenings and school holiday times.

Contract length: 1 year with the possibility of extension to 3 years

Pay Scale : £23,500 pro rata

You can download the job description and person specification documents below:


Job Title:        Financial Trustee

Salary:            Voluntary/unpaid

Location:        Ashington, Northumberland

Hours:             An estimated commitment of 16 hours per year.


Full Circle Food is seeking to appoint a Trustee to oversee our financial reporting to strengthen the existing Board. We have well established financial recording and reporting systems in place, so this post is not to act as a Treasurer, but more to have the financial acumen to make sure we are doing all that is required. We have an independent Accountant who examines and prepares the Accounts.

We would like to emphasise that this is not as time consuming a task as a Treasurer’s role would be.

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.


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.

Main Duties

The duties of this Trustee 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 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.


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:

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