Who we are
The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of people from a wide range of backgrounds and all walks of life, who believe that we need nature and nature needs us. We have more than 870,000 members, over 35,000 volunteers, 2,000 staff and 600 trustees.
There are forty-six individual Wildlife Trusts, each of which is an independent charity with its own legal identity, formed by groups of people getting together and working with others to make a positive difference to wildlife and future generations, starting where they live and work.
Every Wildlife Trust is part of The Wildlife Trusts federation and a corporate member of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT), a registered charity in its own right founded in 1912 and one of the founding members of IUCN – The International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
The role of RSWT – the central charity - is to ensure a strong collective voice for wildlife, to help coordinate work between individual Wildlife Trusts, and to lead the development of the movement and federation as a whole.
Taken together this federation of charities is known as The Wildlife Trusts.
– Financial qualifications and experience.
– The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequences.
– An ability to engage effectively in financial strategy and funding relationships (ideally an understanding of the principles of charitable fundraising and financial governance).
– To act as a member of other RSWT Committees and panels, as agreed with the chair.
– To play a full role as RSWT Trustee and Honorary Officer by fulfilling Trustee duties.
– Promote and support inclusive leadership throughout Council as part of the RSWT Equality Diversity & Inclusion strategy.
– Be aware of their safeguarding responsibilities and take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding people and ensure that this is a priority for the charity.
– Complying with the legal duties of a trustee as laid out by the Charity Commission.
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