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City Catering Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire (GB)
Voluntary-Expenses Paid
Closing date
16 May 2024

Seeking talented TRUSTEES to join our Charity Board

Time commitment: 6 – 10 hours a month


Location: meetings held in person in Southampton/Virtual


Salary: Unremunerated, but expenses paid


City Catering Southampton (CCS) is proud to be the UK’s first charitable catering company. We are all about improving people’s lives through the delivery and promotion of wholesome, nutritious food. We are skilled in delivering delicious meals for the city’s vulnerable adults and school-age children across Southampton – meals that support their wellbeing, their growth and development, and therefore their ability to truly thrive. We have an outstanding track record and are proudly accredited by Food For Life for our school meals.


Our ‘why’ is to help support Southampton’s health and wellbeing, through the services we provide and the surplus that we generate and as such our vision and our business model is unique in the industry.


Having established ourselves as a strong, flexible, and profitable independent business, we are now moving into a phase of recovery following a turbulent 18 months, and we are seeking committed individuals to join our existing Board of talented Trustees. Our desire is to further expand the range of Trustees skills that we can draw upon, to help lead us through this exciting next stage in the company’s development.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference by contributing their skills, enthusiasm and lived experience of the challenges facing our beneficiaries to our existing Board. We need you to help us turn our aspirations into reality.


We need Trustees who will join our Board ready to contribute actively and make a real and positive impact on the organisation’s future. We need Trustees that will give strategic direction; help set overall policy; help define goals and set targets; help evaluate performance; and help ensure the charity’s effective and efficient administration and financial stability. We need Trustees who fully understand the importance of being able to access a nutritious meal.


We want a wide range of people from different sectors and communities on the Board and seek to be representative of the diverse population of Southampton. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity – we would welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly keen on bringing a Trustee onto the Board with knowledge or experience in Finances or schools – as one of the key areas of focus for good governance.


What is involved


Trustees are expected to prepare for and attend up to six Board meetings a year, plus our AGM; Trustees also need to be available to contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis, as needed by the business, and get involved in committee meetings, focusing on People, Audit & Risk, Finance, and Charitable Impact


Becoming a charity trustee is an amazing way to give back to the causes you love, connect with your community, boost your career, confidence, happiness, and health.


There is no need to have trustee experience to apply; your passion, enthusiasm and dedication is what we value most.


As a Trustee, you will have


• Induction, access to training, and reimbursable expenses


• Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills


• Opportunities to network with senior professionals


• Influence to shape innovative projects


• The chance to improve the nutrition of people and communities


If you would like to be considered for a Trustee role, or wish to arrange an informal conversation about what’s involved please send your CV to  or call on 02380 33 22 26. Thank you.





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