True Origin (previously JTS)

True Origin launched last year, building on the success of Just Trading Scotland Food that has True Impact at Origin ( . We’re now in our 16th trading year and remain as committed to our social purpose as we did from our set up: working directly with smallholder farmers and communities in the global south to source the finest ethical foods.

In 2024/2025, we expect a number of our existing Board Members to retire. We are looking for 2 passionate, socially conscious individuals to join our Board ideally with PR, communications, marketing/social media; and funding/business development skills and experience.

As importantly, we’re looking for Board colleagues willing to ask questions, share our passion for fair, ethical trade, driving our brand (and supporting us with your networks) as well as your time commitment to the role. Interested in reading more? Please view our candidate pack for more information. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

About this vacancy

Level of Board commitment required:
The term of office is 4 years with the option to serve for a further 4 years. You would be expected to commit to the following: • Attending Board meetings: generally, 4 per year with 2 in person and 2 on line (in-person meetings are 5-6 hours and online 3 hours) • Attending infrequent strategy sessions and training (usually no more than twice per year and where possible integrated within in-person board meetings) • Additional meetings with True Origin staff to support within areas of your specific expertise You are expected to advocate on behalf of True Origin using a wide range of networks and may become involved in representing, attending and supporting various events throughout the year.

Induction period:
Prior to giving your full commitment, you will be expected to take part in two board meetings to get to know us


Mary Popple