A well-known environmental charity are seeking to build on their current board of trustees
Are you passionate about the environment on your doorstep – be that a nearby park, local high street, riverside or beach? Are you also concerned about global issues such as waste, plastic pollution, and climate change? Then we would like to hear from you.
The charity is one of the UK's leading and most widely recognised environmental charities providing first class campaigns and solutions to our country's growing environmental challenges. For more than 60 years, they have campaigned for cleaner, greener places. Founded as an anti-litter charity, they now work tirelessly to combat waste and neglect so that everyone can love where they live – recognising that local and global are inextricably linked. Using world-class research and working with partners, they develop innovative programmes to change behaviour and fly the flag for clean, accessible and attractive beaches, parks and green spaces. They are proud to inspire and educate millions of children through their Eco-Schools programme. Their work has never been more informed, important and urgent.
What is the role?
The charity are seeking to build on the existing board of trustees to help drive their ambitious agenda as they enter a new stage of growth and development. As a leading environmental voice, they want to better represent the society they serve and are particularly seeking individuals who are currently under-represented on the board, e.g. people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds, young individuals looking for their first board appointment, and/or those with disabilities.
Previous board or committee experience is useful but not essential. The most important thing is that you must be passionate about the aims of the charity and understand and commit to working on the objectives with the board of trustees and leadership team to deliver the goals. The role is unpaid but you gain an opportunity to play a leading role in the governance of one of the UK’s leading environmental charities that is determined to make a difference.
What are we looking for?
As a Trustee you will be responsible for ensuring the success of the organisation. We are now looking for skills and experience in one or more of the following two areas:
Fundraising – ideally experience of a successful implementation of an individual giving scheme and/or of trusts and foundations, and/or possibly recognition of commercial opportunities and experience of monetising corporate partnerships
Experience in the key sectors in which the charity operates, including one or more of:
- Senior Local Authority experience/networks
- Schools and the education sector
- Waste management
- Management of open public spaces such as parks & greenspaces
Want to know more?
Please download and read a full information pack and the annual report before completing an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, found on the charity’s website. Please send your completed application before the closing date.
Closing date: 09:00, Monday 26 July 2021
Interviews will be held on: 18 or 25 August 2021 via video link
Please note that CVs will not be considered as part of the selection process.
We seek to recruit trustees that reflect the diverse community at large. We select applicants solely based on their knowledge, skills and experience to perform the role. By taking an inclusive approach we aim to attract a diverse pool of talent and experience and welcome applications from all.