Trustee and Chair vacancies

We are looking to appoint a new Chair and 3 Trustees to bring strategic leadership, commercial awareness, ideas, skills and abilities to contribute to our successful, ambitious and growing charity, to support our development and growth over the next 3-4 years to become more impactful and financially stable.

This is an exciting opportunity to champion accessible natural green spaces and help connect people with the environment to inspire action for climate change, biodiversity and wellbeing.

About us

Our work has never been more critical. In May 2022, we launched our 2022-2027 strategy Connecting Communities for Change, signalling our commitment to shaping our environmental impact for diverse communities. Our 5-year strategy focuses on movement building, influence and cause-led engagement that seeks to drive real-world change. Together we have an important role to play in demonstrating, modelling and advocating for green spaces that bring nature and people closer together in the spaces where we all live, work and play.

We seek to do more than ever to ensure we are making a difference where it counts, prioritising our efforts on the big challenges we face, both nationally and regionally. Our Impact Report illustrates this and highlights our areas of focus.

The Board

The Board of Trustees is our governing body and is collectively responsible for ensuring that the charity complies with the governing document and the law, utilising its resources responsibly, and meeting statutory accounting and reporting requirements. It is structured with two sub-committees – Finance and Risk and Health, Safety and Safeguarding.

All Trustees have a responsibility to support Earth Trust’s cause and to contribute to transformational change, fundraising and project development activities, using their networks to influence on our behalf. Trustees are encouraged to actively participate in sub-committees and task groups, attend events and support the executive and staff.

All Trustees are appointed for an initial term of three years and are eligible to re-stand for a subsequent term. Members normally serve for two terms in order to ensure a balance of continuity and refresh. The Board of Trustees normally meets four times a year.

About the roles

We recognise that we need to take more proactive steps to foster greater diversity and are looking to build an inclusive board that can help us achieve this, as well as bring in new skills.

Our Chair of Trustees will be pivotal to the success of Earth Trust as we commit to having a stronger and more influential voice, to enable faster change and deliver for people, nature and the climate.

Our new Trustees will have senior professional experience and skills including accounting with strategic business planning, green infrastructure and land management, engagement and building communities for change.

The Chair will need to give around 3 days and Trustees around 2 days per month.

How to apply

Peridot Partners are leading the search for us and full details about the roles are available via their website. To access a full job description and application details, please fill out the form on the site: Chair and Trustees at Earth Trust.

For further information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants:

Liz Holderness | [email protected] | 07872 031079

Jemima Juster | [email protected] | 07494 595178

Location: Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

Salary: Unremunerated, reasonable expenses reimbursed

Closing date: 9am Monday 20th November 2023