Trustee - Voluntary Post

Location
Surrey
Salary
Unpaid Voluntary Role
Posted
19 Jul 2017
Closes
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Flexible

Trustees for Surrey Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Role

We are looking for new Trustees with a range of different skills to join our

Board and lead the Trust's work

The Trust is entering a new phase of strategic development and we need people to help us achieve our goals and ensure the charity works to its full potential. We are looking for new Trustees with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to leading the charity through the operational management team.

If you are passionate about the wildlife of Surrey and nature conservation, work well in a team, can commit the necessary time, and possess skills and proven experience in at least two of the areas below, please get in touch for an application pack.

  • Education and/or community engagement
  • Financial governance, preferably within the charitable sector
  • Rural and leisure business development and income generation
  • Town and country planning
  • Land management
  • Local politics and lobbying
  • Campaigning and negotiation
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and communications
  • Networking and relationship building, working to expand our Major Donor base
  • Ecology or nature conservation.

Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) was formed over 50 years ago to care for Surrey’s natural landscape and all forms of wildlife for the benefit of the people of the County. The Trust currently manages 82 sites, almost 8,000 ha (c5% of the County), many of which are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Our current Strategic Plan highlights the Trust’s vision and objectives under the headings of land management, education and science and we are currently working on the revised version of this for the next 5 years.

The Trust has around 26,000 members and employs 100 staff, supported by over 1,800 volunteers. The trustees of the Trust are all volunteers.

Trustees are appointed for three years and may be appointed for two subsequent terms. Several trustees reach the end of their third term in November 2017 so although we have already made some new appointments, further candidates are required.

The Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly, usually on a Monday evening at Nower Wood Nature Reserve near Leatherhead, and four Trustee away-days/site visits (mid week), spread throughout the year. Further involvement is usually conducted through emails and phone calls or sub groups meetings for those that want to be more involved

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We provide a full induction and training programme.

Contact details: If you are interested in discussing the opportunities further, please contact Catherine Roberts, Director of HR for an initial conversation and to send your CV. Catherine.roberts@surreywt.org.uk Or simply send an email with a covering letter and CV to make an application.

Closing date: Friday 18th August 2017