Lay member, Standards Board

A unique opportunity to take part in developing our standards

Our organic standards are pioneering and lead the way in the global organic movement. They are supported by robust governance from the Standards Board.

We are now recruiting for a lay member of the Standards Board to provide a replacement for the lay member who is ending their term during 2014. There are a total of three lay members on the Standards Board.

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a strong interest in the organic principles of health, ecology, fairness and care;
  • Be able to articulate the consumer or citizen perspective from an informed position;
  • Have experience of working in committees to achieve consensus.

The Standards Board meets two to three times a year, usually in Bristol or London. This is a voluntary position with reasonable travel and subsistence expenses reimbursed.

Terms of reference for the Standards Board are available here and further information about the role is available from Louise Hewetson, Innovations Administrator at

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to, describing why they are interested in the role and how they fulfil the person specification, to reach us by 31 March 2014. We will interview in early May to enable the lay member to be in place for the next meeting on 24 June 2014.

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