Trustees (voluntary role)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Taunton, United Kingdom

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10 days ago

Closing date: Thursday 7 July 2022
Salary: Voluntary role
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Flexible
Location: Somerset Wildlife Trust, 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AW
The vision in Somerset Wildlife Trust’s ten year strategy is to deliver a Somerset wide nature’s recovery network creating more space for wildlife, benefiting everyone, and playing its part in helping us reverse biodiversity loss and tackle the climate crisis. Our mission is to champion the changes needed to rebalance our relationship with wildlife and the natural world.

To continue our work we need a mix of great people, who are dynamic individuals, to join us as Trustees in 2022.

Contact details

If you wish to have an informal discussion with an existing Trustee before applying please contact to arrange.

We are currently seeking new Trustees and would welcome expressions of interest if you feel you would be able to contribute to the strategic development of the charity.

We are particularly interested in talking to people with specific expertise or interest in any of the following:

  • Financial and statutory accounts (to fill the role of Treasurer)
  • Commercial and Nature Based Solutions
  • Environment / Ecology / Nature Recovery
  • Community organising / Community engagement / Education
  • Corporate Risk Management

One Trustee will also join the Board of SWT (Sales) Limited, our trading subsidiary, that oversees the work of our environmental consultancy, First Ecology, and other developing commercial income streams.

You don’t have to have experience of working in the charity sector so don’t be put off if you haven’t already been a Trustee. We are looking for people who have relevant knowledge gained from life, or from your work in other sectors. You will need to bring a high level of personal integrity, have the time to commit, and heaps of energy and enthusiasm for the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust and a passion for wildlife. If this is you, and you fit the role description, then we want to hear from you.

You could be part of the team that steers our charity and its governance at a really critical time.

You can find out more about being a Somerset Wildlife Trust Trustee in our Trustee recruitment pack below.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee and feel you have the skills required, we would welcome your application.

Trustees recognise that board diversity is vital for Somerset Wildlife Trust to achieve our aims and deliver our plan for nature. We have committed to an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and encourage applicants who share our passion for Somerset, for wildlife, for our values and our purpose, from all and any backgrounds.

More information

  • Trustee recruitment pack