Warwickshire Wildlife Trust seeks new trustees

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Trustees wanted! We're seeking volunteers who have the skills and interest to become trustees and join our Council.

The main duties of a trustee include the overall governance of the Trust, the setting and overseeing of its strategic direction, its financial stability, accountability to members and the Charities Commission and the conduct and culture of the organisation. It is then up to the staff to run the Trust’s operations.

Currently there are 12 trustees and Council meets five times a year, in the evenings. As well as this, you will be expected to support staff in developing key objectives and act as an ambassador for the Trust in the public arena.

No previous experience of acting as a Trustee is necessary, however an interest in wildlife, the natural environment and a wish to connect people with nature would be an underlying driver to help us to achieve our aims. The strength of our Council lies in Trustees being drawn from a wide range of backgrounds – anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to express an interest.

After recently completing a review of current Trustees’ skills we are especially looking for applicants with experience or knowledge in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Farming
  • Campaigning
  • Fundraising
  • Urban planning

For an informal discussion or to find out more about these roles, please contact Crishni Waring, Chair of Trustees by email: chair@wkwt.org.uk

Closing date - 14th August 2017

"I find it immensely rewarding to be able to use my professional and business experience in support of a cause - nature conservation - which I am passionate about."
Kay Reeve, Honorary Secretary

We are also looking for a Trustee to become a Non-Executive Director of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s wholly owned trading subsidiary, Middlemarch Environmental Ltd, an ecological consultancy company.

Middlemarch has its own Board of Directors, which includes two Trustees. In addition to the skills and experience required to become a charity Trustee we are looking for a person with a good business background and experience of working at a board level in a commercial operation.

No ecological experience is necessary; the Non-Executive Director’s role is to work with the rest of the Middlemarch Board to strategically guide the company on behalf of the Trust. You will need to devote a minimum of seven days a year to this role which is remunerated.

To find out more about Middlemarch Environmental Ltd, please visit their website.

For an informal discussion and to find out more, please contact Crishni Waring, Chair of Trustees by email: chair@wkwt.org.uk

Closing date - 14th August 2017 

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