Garden to Table Trust
Location: National role. The Executive Officer will be based in Auckland (currently in Newmarket) with a requirement to regularly visit stakeholders (including schools, employees, funders, partners) located around New Zealand.
Hours: 24 hours per week, building to full time
Timing: Immediate start
Background to the Trust
The aim of the Garden to Table Trust (GTT) is to be the leading proponent of food literacy, focused on changing the way children think about and behave with food.
GTT was established in 2009 to facilitate a food education programme in New Zealand primary schools teaching children how to grow, harvest, prepare and share food. It recognises a wide and growing concern that basic 'life' skills are not being taught at home, that many children are disconnected from their food supply, do not recognise common vegetables and know little or nothing about where food comes from, or how to cook it. These problems impact their health, education, social development and their environment.
The Trust is currently evolving the structure and delivery of its school based food education programme, including our online resources, to enable more children and other groups' easy access to GTT developed resources, with the aim of furthering food literacy and food education.
Opportunity to transition into Executive Officer role
Our current Executive Officer is transitioning out of the role, after more than two years of managing GTT. The Board of Trustees is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Executive Officer to continue the vital work of GTT, champion the programme, and manage its growth.
The Executive Officer role has overall operational responsibility for the management of the planning, service provision and development of the GTT Trust activities, including overseeing all operational aspects, human resources management, information management, stakeholder relations, fund-raising, service delivery coordination and ensuring the organisation meets its legal obligations. The EO also has overall management responsibility for curriculum and resource development, our online programmes and acting as spokesperson for the GTT Trust.
We are seeking someone who shares the Trusts belief in the significant need for far greater levels of food literacy in New Zealand, in particular among children, and is passionate about the vital role food plays in our lives.
This hands-on role requires an outstanding leader with strong commercial capability, sound 'on the ground' management skills and commercial insight who wants to make a difference.
This person will be competent in the following areas:
- Planning, Policy and Positioning - able to lead and oversee strategic and operational planning across the organisation.
- Fundraising and Financial Management - able to lead and oversee all funding for operational activities and provide sound planning and budgets.
- Relationships and Networking - build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, government, media and community and business networks.
- Management and Administration - able to maintain the provision of high quality services to achieve the organisation's mission and strategic objectives.
Experience in the education sector, with web-based delivery models and licensing on a subscription basis, and involvement in relevant committees and networks, would be a great advantage.
This is an opportunity for someone to make a real difference to the lives of New Zealand's children, their families and their wider communities.
All enquiries and applications should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org and all applications should be received by 5.00pm Monday 19 October 2015.
EO Role Advert - Approved by the GTT Board on 22 September 2015