1. National Biodiversity Network Trust

NBN Trust – Chairperson vacancy


We’re seeking a talented and committed person to sustain and extend the range of skills represented on our board. In this recruitment campaign, we are looking to appoint a new Chairperson to our board.

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Who we are

The NBN Trust is a specialist charity dedicated to providing the evidence needed to protect and restore the UK’s wildlife. We believe that the adage “What gets measured gets done” applies in nature conservation just as it applies in business, and we take pride in sharing the biodiversity data needed for nature’s recovery: data to plan, to set targets, and to measure and monitor progress.

The role

​We’re looking to appoint a new Chairperson to lead the board of trustees, working to achieve our 2022-2027 strategy.

We’re passionate about making nature conservation accessible to everyone, and we encourage applications from people from all backgrounds, including those that are under-represented in the environmental field.

The expected time commitment for this role is approximately 15-20 days per year, including Board meetings, an Away Day and our annual conference.

We’re particularly keen to attract applications from candidates with:

Ø A passion and interest in nature and wildlife in the UK.

Ø Board experience as a trustee, non-executive director or governor.

Ø An understanding of the governance framework in charity sector and in particular the challenges facing small charities.

Ø Ability to effectively manage the board and its committees – including chairing meetings, managing busy agendas, ensuring equitable opportunities for discussion and comments from fellow trustees.

Ø The ability to support and constructively challenge the Chief Executive

Ø The ability to represent the NBN with external stakeholders

Ø Previous chairperson experience is desirable but not essential.

Supporting document(s)

  • nbn-chairperson-candidate-recruitment-pack-dec2023.pdf - Download
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