Chair, CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Chair, CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Trustee/Governor
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At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • Rural and town planning

Where

Primarily home-based, PE27 5AL
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Candidates should live in Cambridgeshire or Peterbough

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
Minimum 2-year commitment

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Help us to protect our countryside. As chair of our board of trustees you’ll have an essential role in the development of our charity.

What will you be doing?

We’re passionate about making the countryside in insert county a better place for everyone to enjoy. Our vibrant team of volunteers inspire people to care for the countryside and enjoy the benefits it brings wherever they live.

Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to help us champion environmental issues such as the climate emergency, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable transport.

With your support we can do even more! As chair of our board of trustees you’ll have an essential role in the development of our charity.

Responsibilities:

  • provide leadership to CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and its board of trustees in agreeing objectives for the Branch
  • act as line manager to Branch staff
  • secure the resources (financial and human) that the Branch will need to fulfill its charitable responsibilities
  • maintain a forward plan
  • develop and manage a team of volunteers
  • ensure that the policy and administrative systems of the Branch are running smoothly
  • maintain good communications between the Branch and the National Office
  • plan the annual cycle of executive meetings and chair meetings
  • represent the Branch at public meetings and in meetings with local politicians and government officers
  • give media interviews
  • represent the Branch at meetings with other CPRE groups

Skills and experience:

  • leadership, management and organisational development
  • good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • knowledge or experience of the planning system would be helpful
  • interest in/knowledge of environmental issues; commitment to CPRE policies
  • experience of committee work
  • good people skills
  • experience of/sympathy with the work of the voluntary sector

Estimated time: Average 8 hours a week including some evenings – minimum 2 years

What are we looking for?

Skills and experience:

  • leadership, management and organisational development
  • good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • knowledge or experience of the planning system would be helpful
  • interest in/knowledge of environmental issues; commitment to CPRE policies
  • experience of committee work
  • good people skills
  • experience of/sympathy with the work of the voluntary sector

What difference will you make?

What's in it for you

Use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of our charity and make a positive difference to the countryside

Meet like-minded people and enjoy being part of a team

Enhance your CV by developing new skills and gaining valuable experience

We’ll support you to develop in your volunteering role and provide you with relevant training

We’ll give you a reference for your future work or volunteering

Get involved with social events and workshops on a local and national level, including the annual CPRE conference

The opportunity to attend CPRE's national online induction

We provide out-of-pocket travel expenses

Before you apply

Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Environment
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    CPRE exists to promote the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country. We promote positive...