Vacancies: Trustees for Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust

Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust is seeking Trustees to join its Board. Closing date: 16 November 2018.
  26 Sep 2018    |      3 min

Salary: Unremunerated (reasonable expenses will be covered).

Contract: Part time. Expected commitment of 4 board meetings per year.

Location: Flexible. Board meetings will usually be held in London.

Closing date: 23:59 on 16 November 2018.

Interview dates: w/c 3 December 2018.

Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust is seeking to appoint Trustees to its board. The Charitable Trust is dedicated to the advancement of education in areas such as ecology, natural history, resource conservation, sustainable development and environmental studies, as well as the conservation protection and sustainable use of the Earth’s natural environment, including biodiversity, atmosphere, land, water and natural resources.

Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust is a fundraising and grant-awarding charity, which provides grants to several organisations whose aims and commitments to the environment match its own as outlined above. As a Trustee you’ll ensure the Trust is best positioned to make this long-term, sustainable impact. The Trust is particularly interested in individuals who can bring expertise in charitable fundraising, including work with major donors.

The Trust is therefore seeking to recruit Trustees with the following skills:

  • Environmental leadership
  • Governance
  • Finance
  • Grant giving
  • Charitable fundraising.

Why apply?

Being a member of the Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust Board is a highly rewarding experience and you’ll play a vitally important role.

You will ensure that funds are spent wisely by the organisations the Trust provides grants to. You will also be using your expertise to enable the Charitable Trust to identify opportunities to raise further charitable funds throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You’ll have experience of board-level governance, combined with strong interpersonal skills.

Finally, you’ll have a strong interest in, and commitment to, Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust's values and environmental goals.

Diversity and equal opportunities

Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust is especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including BAME, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, and women in senior positions.

How to apply

If you feel you have the required skills, please email [email protected] with a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability.