Trustees/volunteers

Trustees/volunteers

Trustee/Governor
J70422
At a glance

Skills

  • Film / video production
  • Photography
  • Web design (including UX/UI)
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Legal
  • Health and safety
  • Volunteer management
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)
  • Teaching / Education

Where

Ipswich, IP4 5LJ
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? 25 miles

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
4 meetings a year on Saturday or Sunday Occasional working parties on the land (optional) Additional hours negotiable and dependant on the role

We are a small, friendly group in Suffolk who own and manage stepping stones of land that act as wildlife sanctuaries and promote biodiversity. We have the resources to gain more land and are seeking people with all sorts of expertise and skills.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for Suffolk based trustees, advisors and/or volunteers with a desire to promote biodiversity. There are lots of ways you could contribute and we are looking for more than one trustee. Specifically we'd like to hear from you if you have skills and experience in applying for grants, fundraising, sourcing and buying land, maintaining a website, working on the land, social media, administration, conservation, monitoring wildlife, and also those with a background in town planning. The charity currently owns two small plots of land North of Ipswich and our faithful trustees maintain these as havens for wildlife. We have the resources to buy more pieces of land to act as stepping stones for biodiversity, and would like help with planning this next stage, as well as with the day to day running of the charity. We currently hold meetings 4 times a year in Ipswich. We also hold occasional work parties on the land. We will continue to expand our activities as we grow and develop to meet the charity's aims.

What are we looking for?

We would welcome interest from individuals with any of the skills described as there are a number of potential roles. As well as buying land, with all that that entails, we need to generate income, and would like to, for example, do more monitoring and recording of the species on the sites. We'd also like to develop a strategy to generate the interest of local people in biodiversity and the inspire motivation to get involved. You would need to be able to regularly attend meetings.

What difference will you make?

We aim to build a committed board of trustees who will each bring their special interest or skill to help us achieve the aims of the charity in the best way possible. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is an opportunity to contribute your creative, intellectual, practical, or social strengths to make a positive impact on the environment and the community. Join our friendly group of enthusiastic trustees, who enjoy meeting together and believe in preserving  the beautiful natural environment of Suffolk. We are continuing the legacy of the inspirational founder of the charity, winner of the Suffolk Green Hero Award in 2015, who died in 2018. Initially we are inviting expressions of interest and are happy to discuss the opportunity further with any interested parties.

A few more details

We would be happy for you to visit us before deciding if you would be interested.

Before you apply

We are looking for trustees for terms of 1 year, 2 years and 3 years. If you would like to express interest as an advisor or volunteer, but not a trustee, then we would still like to hear from you.
Causes
  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Environment
  • We want to conserve, protect and improve the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity, for the benefit of all.

    We aim:

    (1) To have small wildlife...