Salary: Not remunerated

Closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2016

Job ref: CHA16

Your chance to make a lasting difference to the state of nature in Warwickshire as Chairman of the Trustees, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Our current Chairman, Michael Bunney, has announced his intention to stand down from his role as Chairman of the Trustees of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust at the end of this year, having served for 7 years. This exciting and fulfilling role is to lead the Council in its work to promote a progressive strategy for the Trust, working closely with the CEO and Trustees. You will need to devote in the region of 4 days per month to this role, which is not remunerated.

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator and listener, have good leadership, organisation and people skills, a business background, experience in chairing meetings along with a passion for and commitment to wildlife.

The closing date for applications, Tuesday 30th August 2016


Michael Bunney describes his experience as Chairman of the Trustees.
"It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to draw upon my past experiences to bring people and their ideas together for such a fantastic cause. Some of the changes we have seen over the years have been challenging but everyone involved is so passionate about the environment and wildlife. You do need to have an ability to draw the best out of people and to be open minded. A relaxed approach combined with a good sense of humour goes a long way too.

Keeping discussions focused on the issues concerned, an ability to summarise the general feelings from a meeting and to guide everyone towards a decision is so important. I have had some lovely conversations with so many wonderful people covering such a diverse range of subjects. The role is a great opportunity to encourage creative thinking within the organisation and empower individuals to make a real difference. It's really rewarding to see the organisation and everyone involved thrive, knowing you have been a part of that process.

It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life; a real contrast to other activities. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a new way to make a difference."


Contact details:

For an informal chat about this role and to express your interest please contact:

Alistair Lorimer
Vice Chair of Trustees and Chair of MEL Board of Directors

Tagged with: Chair, Chairperson, Council, Strategy, Trustee, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust