The Real Farming Trust (RFT) works to rethink food and farming from first principles; to build and support a new generation of farmers, food producers and sellers; and to establish “Enlightened Agriculture” – farming that provides good food for everyone forever, without cruelty or injustice and without adversely affecting other people and the biosphere – as the global norm. We do this through several complementary programmes, including the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Funding Enlightened Agriculture, and as the Secretariat for the APPG on Agroecology.

The RFT is a registered charity. The board of directors of the company are also trustees of the charity.

We are looking for two new Board members who share our mission and values. Board members are expected to contribute roughly a day and a half each quarter to work on RFT.

We are specifically looking for Board Members that can bring their work and/or personal experience in the following areas:

  • Agroecology or regenerative farming
  • Food justice and food poverty

We want our Board to reflect the range of people who grow, sell and eat food so we welcome applications from people from different backgrounds, with different abilities, experience and talents.

Board meetings are held quarterly using Zoom, although we try to meet in person at least once a year. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the Real Farming Trust and guides and supports the Senior Management Team.

We will pay trustees’ travel expenses and provide an induction into the RFT’s work.

More details can be found in the trustee recruitment pack 2022. If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Robert Fraser by emailing

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter or submit a video telling us what you feel you would bring to the RFT. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2022. Interviews will be held in February.

Please note, applicants must be British citizens and be based in the UK.