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Management Committee members - voluntary post
Bruntsfield Community Greengrocers - Digin
Closing Date: 2017-02-24

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Salary : Voluntary
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Location : Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
Status(FT/PT) : P/t
Closing Date : 2017-02-24

Job Role : We wish to strengthen the current management committee and seek applications from individuals with a background or skills in any of the following areas: • Financial admin and management • Business and small retail experience • Human Resources • Publicity and marketing • Volunteer recruitment training and management • Premises management and/or practical maintenance • Legal skills The management committee meets monthly, currently on a Monday evening in the Bruntsfield/Morningside area. Time commitment at present is approximately 2-5 hours per week depending on the role undertaken.

Organisation Profile : Digin is a community owned greengrocers shop operated by Bruntsfield Community Greengrocers (BCG), a community benefit cooperative. BCG was established in August 2013 and launched a share issues later that year to raise funds to open the shop. £30,000 was raised through the sale of £25 shares to members of the community which enabled us to secure a lease on shop premises in the Bruntsfield high street, refit the shop, purchase initial stock and hire a shop manager. The shop, Digin, opened on 1 May 2014. We now have some 300 members of the coop. The shop is open six days per week selling fresh fruit and vegetables, local eggs, organic milk and other dairy products, local artisan bread as well as a range of dry and speciality products and wholefoods. We source local and organic fruit and vegetables when possible with regular suppliers including East Coast Organics (Eat Lothian), Pittormie Farm (Fife) Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes (Northumberland) and Organic North. During the summer months we are also able to buy from the Cyrenians Farm and Gorgie City Farm. Our non-organic fresh produce comes from a local wholesaler and most dry goods from Green City Wholefoods. We welcome appropriate additions to our range from small local suppliers. We currently employ a Shop Manager and two Shop Supervisors.

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Application Notes : Please send a brief CV and Supporting Letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your relevant skills and experience and why you would like to join the Digin Management Committee Deadline for applications is: 24th February 2017 and we will hold an informal interview with selected candidates. We look forward to hearing from you. Applications from central/south Edinburgh or outside the area are welcome.

Additional Info : The coop is governed by a Management Committee of up to 12 people who are either elected by the members at the AGM or co-opted by the other members of the Committee. The work of the Committee is supported by working themed sub-groups that focus on premises management, Publicity and Community Engagement (PACE), volunteer recruitment and management, business and finance and HR issues.

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