Young Trustees (voluntary roles)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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24 days ago

Closing date: Monday 8 August 2022
Salary: Not applicable
Contract type: Casual / Working hours: Flexible
Location: Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH
We are looking for two new Trustees aged between 18 and 26 to join our Board and to help support the current Trustees and Chief Executive Director in continuing to deliver the objectives of the charity and to ensure we have a diverse mix of skills, experience and people to achieve even more for nature in Shropshire.

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Future generations are key to safeguarding nature for the future. So, with this in mind we hope to support, encourage and listen to young voices as much as we can whilst at the same time investing in our future leaders. A crucial element of this is having young people on our board of Trustees. We’re currently recruiting two young trustees for appointment to our board at our AGM in October.

As a young Trustee, you will help shape the future direction and activities of the Trust. You will help Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) to navigate uncertainty, future proof decision making, think of new and innovative ideas and encourage wider debate.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Attend and contribute to Trustee meetings

  • Act solely in SWT’s best interests

  • Help manage SWT’s resources responsibly

  • Comply with SWT’s governing document and the law (this will be explained in more detail in your induction process)

  • Act as the link with the youth forum and advise on realistic recommendations for their annual report to Trustees.

We’re looking for anyone aged 18- 26 years:

  • Who can bring a younger perspective to our Board of Trustees and contribute new ideas.

  • Who’s a great communicator

  • Who listens and acts fairly

  • Willing to understand and take on the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee.

A full description of the role can be downloaded below.

To apply, please write a short description or make a two-minute film about yourself, your interests, things you have experienced in life and learning that make you an ideal trustee and a proposal detailing why you want to be a SWT Trustee, how you fit the role requirements and what skills and experience you can bring to our board of trustees.

Deadline for applications is 9am on 8th August 2022.

Please email your personal statement or film to