Habitats & Heritage is now looking for a Trustee with conservation and biodiversity expertise to join the charity board.
The role of the Board of Trustees
H&H’s Trustees have ultimate responsibility for directing the charity’s affairs, ensuring it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the outcomes for which it has been set up. Trustees focus on H&H’s strategic direction and avoid becoming involved in day to day operational decisions and matters, which we delegate to the CEO to run. Where trustees do need to become involved in operational matters, they should separate their strategic and operational roles. The trustee board always acts in the best interests of H&H, and as a group not as individuals.
Board members need to ensure that H&H complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. Trustees manage the charity’s reputation, and its financial stability. We now seek a Trustee with conservation and biodiversity expertise to join the charity board. As well as knowledge and skills in this area we would like to hear from people with well-developed, broad-based organisational leadership skills, who share our conviction that our heritage, green and built, is intrinsic to our local communities. The most important thing is that that you wholeheartedly want to see the change we’re working to make and are ready to help make it happen.
As a trustee you will contribute to supporting and shaping the future direction of the charity, and help us work with the local communities to achieve the charity's aims.
In particular this trustee position will support:
We suggest that interested candidates have an informal chat with an existing trustee about the role in the first instance. Following that we ask that you complete an application form in line with our safeguarding policy.