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Trustee

Employer
World Land Trust
Location
IP19 8AB, Halesworth
Salary
Unpaid voluntary role
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Function
Consultancy / Strategy
Job Level
Management & Executive
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Job Details

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.

Diversity

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.

Time Commitment

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

Company

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity in the UK. We are the single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector in the UK. Connecting people, skills and good causes is our mission and our passion. 

What we do

We help charities and other non-profits find the skills they need to thrive. Every year hundreds of charities recruit volunteers through our service. These volunteers share their skills as trustees, advisors or mentors, carrying out short term projects or ongoing operational roles.  

Our goal is to create a step change in the quality, range and scale of skills-based volunteering and trusteeship in the UK. We are proud of our growing impact.

Why we do it

Charities can boost their capacity, increase their effectiveness and innovate / find new ways of doing things when volunteers donate their professional skills. Trustees play a crucial role in leading charities and overseeing their work. When the trustee board of a charity has a good mix of skills and professional experience, it can govern more effectively.

By supporting charities to recruit volunteers and trustees with valuable skills, we help charities increase their capacity and strengthen their governance.

How we do it

Our online community inspires people to use their skills for social good. We help organisations to make the most of those skills, to think through their needs and to attract the right person. We believe that communication is important in recruiting trustees and volunteers, so our service encourages dialogue between organisations and individuals. Our service is free to volunteers and to most charities. Find out more about when we charge.  

For volunteers and charities

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Read more about our partnerships.

Find Us
Telephone
020 3943 9901
Location
Reach Volunteering
17 Oval Way
London
SE11 5RR
United Kingdom
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