1. Surrey Wildlife Trust

Trustee

Hybrid

We are looking for new Trustees with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to leading the charity in conjunction with the Senior Management Team; do get in touch, if you are passionate about the wildlife of Surrey and nature.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

With the invaluable support of volunteers and members Surrey Wildlife Trust cares for over 5,000ha of land for wildlife in Surrey across 60 reserves.


Surrey Wildlife Trust has a very clear mission: to increase the diversity and abundance of native wildlife across our county. As the only organisation with a county-wide focus on that goal, we are working with a huge range of businesses, public bodies, community groups and individuals to make it happen.


The role

TRUSTEES for Surrey Wildlife Trust

Volunteer Role

We are
looking for new Trustees with a range of different skills to join our governing
body and help guide the Trust’s vital work.

We are
looking for new Trustees with strategic vision, independent judgement and a
willingness to commit to leading the charity in conjunction with the Senior
Management Team.

Please
do get in touch, if you are passionate about the wildlife of Surrey and nature
conservation, work well in a team and have good interpersonal skills, can
commit the necessary time and possess skills and proven experience in the areas
below:-

·
Biodiversity
and planning

·
Legal
expertise

·
Business
acumen

·
Fundraising
& marketing

The Trustees meet 6 times a year, on a Monday evening; winter meetings
are via Teams, other meetings are in person at Nower Wood near Leatherhead or
Pirbright near Woking and Trustees are also expected to attend the AGM (held on
a Saturday in November) plus 2 Trustee away days (mid-week). Further
involvement is usually conducted through emails and phone calls or occasional subgroups
meetings for those that want to be more involved. Trustees are appointed for
three years and may be appointed for two subsequent terms before standing down.

With the invaluable support of volunteers
and members Surrey Wildlife Trust cares for over 5,000ha of land for
wildlife in Surrey across 60 reserves.

Surrey Wildlife Trust has a very
clear mission: to
increase the diversity and abundance of native wildlife across our county.
As the only organisation with a county-wide focus on that goal, we are
working with a huge range of businesses, public bodies, community groups and
individuals to make it happen.

Our challenge is to restore Surrey’s nature
and maximise climate adaptation and resilience following Lawton’s approach for
a bigger, better, more joined up ecological network. We will do this both on our own land holding
and by working with other landowners and managers in partnership as we strive
towards a target of 30% of land connected and protected for nature by 2030. We have the
opportunity to embed a zero carbon, nature-based solution approach within
economic recovery and landowner decision-making.

We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and
encourage applications from backgrounds which may be underrepresented in our
sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with
disabilities. Please let us know if you require any adjustment to make our
recruitment process more accessible.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please submit your CV and
covering letter to catherine.roberts@surreywt.org.uk. If you would like further information or an
informal discussion with the Chair of Nominations Committee, Chris Howard,
please email Catherine (who is our HR Director) with your contact details and
this can then be arranged.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 31st May 2024. There
will be an interview process through the Nominations Committee (a subgroup of
existing Trustees) conducted in June.

Closing date for applications

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

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