If you’re interested in joining our Management Committee, please read on for a flavour of what we do.
In terms of governance, we meet 12 times per year. Our key responsibilities are:
- to comply with our Rules of a Community Benefit Society
- to ensure financial stability for the Dig-In business
- to oversee framework for employment of Dig-In staff
What’s it like being on the committee?
You will be part of an informal group who work together to oversee the business. As the business is at an early stage, Management Committee members may have a hands-on role in supporting shop staff.
As the Management Committee are all volunteers everyone understands external pressures, and we work together to ensure the Community Greengrocer gets the best they can give.
We meet once a month from 6.30pm for around 2 hours, at a venue in Bruntsfield, currently on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
There are several small sub-groups which act as informal working groups to help develop aspects of the business. The subgroups consist of volunteers, staff and Management Committee members. As a Management Committee member you will take an active role in one of the working groups in addition to your input to the Management Committee.
The Chair helps guide and support the Management Committee and makes sure we function well.
We welcome diversity on the Management Committee and are delighted to have two MC members who first joined Dig-In as volunteer shop staff. We are also proud to have the perspective of young Management Committee members.