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Food for Life Catering Mark Standards Committee lay members

This is an opportunity to support the development of best practice standards for food service. 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.

Our Food for Life Catering Mark recognises best practice amongst caterers and the food service industry. Over one million Catering Mark accredited meals are now served each week day. The bronze, silver and gold standards encourage and reward the use of fresh, healthy, local and organic food.

Our Catering Mark Standards are pioneering and lead the way in improving the food served by caterers. They are supported by robust governance from the Standards Board. We are now recruiting for two new lay members of the Catering Mark Standards Committee to replace two lay members who have recently stood down.

Successful candidates will have at least two of the following attributes:

  • 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 citizen perspective;
  • Experience of working in committees to achieve consensus.

The Catering Mark 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.

Terms of reference for the Catering Mark Standards Committee and further information about the role are available from Louise Hewetson, lhewetson@soilassociation.org or 0117 314 5178. Telephone interviews will take place between 11-21 May.

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter, describing why you are interested in the role and which of the above attributes you would bring as a lay member of this committee, to reach us by 5pm on Friday 1 May 2015.

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