Trustee with business experience to join the Board of our orchard conservation charity

Trustee with business experience to join the Board of our orchard conservation charity

Trustee/Governor
J93937
At a glance

Skills

  • Financial management
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management

Where

West Raynham, NR21 7PD
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Ideally located in one of the 7 Counties of Eastern England. Occasional meetings around the region.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week
Time commitment is very variable and arranged to suit the trustee. No fixed requirements other than approx 6 meetings a year, half in person.

East of England Apples and Orchards Project works to secure a long-term future for heritage orchards and their fruits. Our work supports communities and the natural environment.

What will you be doing?

EEAOP is managed by a Board of Trustees from across the region and celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. The Trustees recognise the challenges and opportunities facing all small charities to grow and remain relevant in a changing environment. To help us enter the next chapter with renewed energy we are inviting additional trustees to join our Board. We are looking for people who want to make a positive contribution to their communities and the natural environment. We’re seeking people with voluntary sector experience and a passion to make things happen. Skills and experience in any of these fields would be an advantage: marketing, fund-raising, financial management or business planning. We especially welcome those with a background in complementary fields (e.g. horticulture, local history, environmental education, local food supply and museums).

What are we looking for?

If you are creative, energetic and supportive, could you help us achieve our aims? We’re seeking people with voluntary sector experience and a passion to make things happen. Skills and experience in any of these fields would be an advantage: marketing, fund-raising, financial management or business planning. We especially welcome those with a background in complementary fields (e.g. horticulture, local history, environmental education, local food supply and museums). 

You do not need to have any experience or knowledge of apples and orchards, just a belief in their importance as part of our landscape and heritage.

What difference will you make?

As part of the Board, you will become part of a very popular project, with events and outreach across eastern England. EEAOP has an excellent reputation for its sales of local varieties of fruit trees, and for its work with schools and community projects. The Board takes a keen interest in all these activities. However, you do not need to have any experience or knowledge of apples and orchards, just a belief in their importance as part of our landscape and heritage.

 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance with your expression of interest, explaining why this opportunity appeals to you. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to visit our offices for an informal meeting.

Causes
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The East of England Apples and Orchards Project works to secure a long-term future for the heritage orchard fruit varieties and their orchard habitat. Working across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex,...