Trustees (voluntary role)

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Salary: Voluntary role
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Flexible
Location: Somerset Wildlife Trust, 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AW
Putting nature back into recovery to reverse the decline in biodiversity and bioabundance, tackle and adapt to the climate crisis and reconnect people with nature has never been more important. This is a really important time for Somerset Wildlife Trust and our county, and we need a mix of great people, who are dynamic individuals and experts in their field, to join us as Trustees in 2021.

Contact details

We ask that all potential Trustees contact Graeme Mitchell, Chair, Somerset Wildlife Trust on graeme@wallsfarm.co.uk or Sarah Nason, Vice-Chair on sarah.jn@hotmail.co.uk for an informal discussion before applying.

Your application should be sent by email to recruitment@somersetwildlife.org and must be received no later than 5pm Monday 4th January 2021.

Applications can be sent in any format providing they include information found in a CV, and with a covering statement setting out your skills and experience relevant to the role description and skills we are seeking.

We are about to commit to a new ten-year strategy, which will involve more people than ever before in taking action for nature in their local communities across Somerset. We will be supporting them to help deliver nature’s recovery and working with many organisations and people to achieve this. You could be part of the team that steers our charity and its governance at a really critical time.

We are particularly interested in talking to people with specific expertise or an interest in any of the following:

  • Nature-friendly / regenerative farming practices as a land or estate manager;
  • Charity finance, including strategic financial planning, and business management;
  • Engaging with people and new communities through a community organising approach; and
  • Creating experiences through digital engagement and marketing.

You don’t have to have experience of working in the charity sector so don’t be put off if you haven’t already been a Trustee. We are looking for people who have relevant knowledge gained from life, or from your work in other sectors. You will need to bring a high level of personal integrity, have the time to commit, and heaps of energy and enthusiasm for the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust and a passion for wildlife. If this is you, and you fit the role description, then we want to hear from you.

You can find out more about being a Somerset Wildlife Trust Trustee in our Trustee recruitment pack below.

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