Vice Chair CPRE Norfolk, The Countryside Charity

Vice Chair CPRE Norfolk, The Countryside Charity

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • Project / programme management
  • Rural and town planning
  • Business advice / analysis


Norfolk - countywide, NR3 1RS
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Based in Norfolk preferred for local knowledge and cost of expenses


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 0-3 hours / week
You will be home-based, carrying out activities around your other commitments and attending occasional meetings via Zoom or in Norwich.

We are looking for a new trustee to join us in a leadership Vice Chair role, supporting the Chair and Treasurer to develop all aspects of the charity, including governance, campaigning, promotion and finance.

What will you be doing?

CPRE Norfolk, the countryside charity, works to make Norfolk a better place for everyone to live, work and enjoy. We act locally and, with our head office nationally, to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. We are an independent voice for the landscape, engaging with local and regional planning systems to ensure that our views are heard by decision makers. We campaign locally for positive solutions that will support the long-term future of Norfolk – one of England’s most rural areas.
By volunteering with CPRE Norfolk you'll be helping us to find positive solutions for the issues facing the countryside and the environment in our beautiful county.   

The Vice Chair role involves being an active committee member by attending meetings and contributing ideas to develop and implement our Vision for Norfolk strategic plan; deputising for the Chair when required; supporting the effective administration of our charity; contributing to investment decisions; managing staff, volunteers and contractors; ensuring compliance with the charity's constitution and charity law; being a positive advocate for CPRE Norfolk and encouraging others to support our work.

You will have good leadership, management and organisational and interpersonal skills, and previous experience of working with committees plus commitment to CPRE policies.

We envisage that you will have at least 8 hours per month to spend developing this role which can largely be done from home. 

Please see the role profile document for more details about our requirements, and our 'more about us' document for background to CPRE Norfolk. 

There is flexibility within our requirements, and we will provide support for the right candidate.


What are we looking for?

You will have good understanding of Norfolk's rural environment and the pressures that it faces, alongside knowledge of local charities and organisations working to find positive solutions for the issues facing the countryside and environment.  You will have excellent networking and communication skills, and work at developing professional relationships.  For this important leadership role we're looking for a volunteer with management skills and some previous trustee experience. 

*Further information attached.

What difference will you make?

We’re passionate about making the countryside in Norfolk a better place for everyone to enjoy. Our vibrant team of volunteers inspires people to care for the countryside and enjoy the benefits it brings wherever they live. This means we work in a very wide area with climate change, youth engagement and bio-diversity all being vitally important, alongside housing, transport, water, food production, energy and planning both at a local and national policy level.

Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to help us champion environmental issues such as the climate emergency, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable transport. As vice chair you’ll be a member of our trustee board/executive  committee and leadership team. You’ll work closely with the chair and treasurer to oversee the future direction and development of the charity.
By applying your skills and experience you can make a real difference and be a central part of a friendly and passionate charity.
We’re looking for volunteers with management skills and some previous trustee experience.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will be able to:

  • 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
  • Attend training to develop your role
  • Get a reference for future work
  • Get involved with events and workshops on a local and national level, including the annual CPRE conference
  • The opportunity to attend a volunteer induction day at CPRE’s national
    office in London (or online) 

A few more details

By volunteering with a local CPRE, you’ll be helping enhance the countryside where you live and meeting people with similar interests.  We want you to have an excellent volunteering experience with us, and so we’ve made a commitment to our volunteers.

Before you apply

To find out more please contact us Via Reach and we will arrange a Zoom chat or phone call.
  • Campaigning
  • Environment
  • Local / community
  • The Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Norfolk) fights for a better future for the Norfolk countryside.  We work locally and, with our head office nationally, to protect...