World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.
What will you be doing?
As a member of the Board of Trustees, you will share the collective responsibility for directing the affairs of WLT, ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been set up. You will be committed to ensuring that WLT’s governance is of the highest possible standard. In exercising your collective responsibility your primary duty in all cases will be to act in the best interests of the charity.
As well as exercising your statutory duties, it is expected that as a Trustee you will endeavour to: attend all Board meetings; be familiar with WLT’s governing document and any rules or bye-laws; use any specific knowledge or experience you have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions; assist the Executive with advice as required; and keep informed about, and support as appropriate, the activities of the organisation.
You will be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and general meetings of the charity, and you will have the right to vote on ordinary and special resolutions.
What are we looking for?
World Land Trust seeks two new Trustees who will be engaged, ensuring good governance and help deliver its ambitious growth strategy.
We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are also particularly interested to hear from applicants who can demonstrate business acumen, financial expertise and knowledge of brand building. We would also welcome applications from people open to taking on the role of Chair or Honorary Treasurer in the future.
World Land Trust is open to those seeking their first non-executive role, provided they can demonstrate that they have the ability to work at a strategic level, think creatively and criticise constructively.
World Land Trust exists in a diverse society. Our aim is to build an organisation that reflects this diversity, while fostering a working environment which allows everyone – regardless of their differences – to thrive. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic group, disability or faith. As those from younger age groups and from ethnically diverse backgrounds are currently underrepresented on the Board, applications from those candidates are particularly encouraged. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, the organisation may employ positive action where candidates from underrepresented groups can demonstrate their ability to perform the role equally well.
What's in it for the volunteer?
WLT are at a critical juncture, and trustees have just approved an ambitious 5-year strategy to capitalise on the surge of public concern about the threats to our planet. Initial signs are promising - despite Covid, 2020 was WLT’s best financial year ever and that trend continues into 2021. By joining the Trustees you will be helping to support our work to improve the world going forward.
Trustees meet 4 times per year for 2.5 hrs, plus occasional ad-hoc meetings not usually totally more than 4 a year.
Before you apply
To apply a CV and cover letter will be required.
Deadline: 24 Nov 2021