Volunteer Standards Committee Member
Standards Committee Members
Play your part in providing good food for all as a Food for Life Served Here Standards Committee member
- Do you have experience in the foodservice industry, or sustainable food policy?
- Do you enjoy meeting and working with other industry experts?
- Would you like to support the development of best practice standards for foodservice?
If the answer is yes, then the Food for Life Served Here Standards Committee would like to hear from you!
Our Food for Life Served Here scheme
The Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here scheme recognises best practice amongst caterers and the food service industry. Over 1.7 million accredited meals are now served each weekday. The bronze, silver and gold standards encourage and reward the use of fresh, healthy, local and organic food.
As Food for Life Served Here continues to grow very quickly and expand into new sectors, we are keen to ensure the Standards Committee reflects the diversity of organisations involved. Our standards are pioneering and lead the way in improving the food served by caterers. They are supported by robust governance from the Soil Association Standards Board – you can find out more about how we set standards on our website.
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. We believe in providing good food for all and making organic food more accessible.
We are now recruiting for new members of the Food for Life Served Here Standards Committee.
To be considered for this role you will need to have at least two of the following attributes:
• Considerable experience as a large contract caterer for schools, or in an NHS hospital trust serving freshly cooked food;
• Recognition as a thought leader or wider policy expert on healthy and sustainable diets;
• Knowledge and understanding of English or Scottish food policy, particularly for schools;
• Membership of other best practice food networks, such as the HCA, APSE or LACA;
• A commitment to the Food for Life Served Here scheme and an understanding of the Soil Association’s role in improving food served outside of the home.
In addition, you will need to have:
• An appreciation of the benefits of using organic, local, fresh and healthy ingredients in the food service industry;
• An ability to articulate the consumer or industry perspective from an informed position;
• Experience of working in committees or groups to achieve consensus is desirable.
Your time commitment
The Food for Life Served Here Standards Committee meets once or twice each year, usually in Bristol, London or Birmingham. This is a voluntary position with reasonable travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.
To find out the Terms of Reference for the Food for Life Served Here Standards Committee and further information about the role please contact Jen Collins, our Standards Project Manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0117 314 5178.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter, describing why you are interested in the role and which of the above attributes you would bring to the committee, to reach us by 5pm on Thursday 1st March 2018. Please apply by emailing Jen at email@example.com.
Telephone interviews are likely to take place on 8th or 9th March 2018.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association.
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