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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Description of the role:

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wants to build a diverse and inclusive Board that reflects the membership and communities that we serve. So if you are over 18, and would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to help us help wildlife, then we would love to hear from you.
You will share our vision of nature-rich places that benefit everyone and would be willing to work with us to help make this a reality.
As a member of our Board of Trustees you will be part of the strategic leadership of the Trust, helping us achieve our vision a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone and ensuring that the Trust fulfils its charitable purpose, mission and values.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

The only requirements for applicants are enthusiasm and commitment to work with a team of others for the benefit of the Trust and its objectives. To help us develop a Board with diverse and relevant experiences and skill sets we would particularly welcome:
• People with experience in professional sectors to support the Trust’s governance, and who may be interested in holding roles such as Secretary, Treasurer or Chair in future.
• People from all backgrounds and with experience with or within Yorkshire’s diverse communities who are interested in helping connecting community activities and caring for nature.
• People who have expertise and/or experience in managing the environment and improving outcomes for wildlife.
• People who have experience of natural resource dependant sectors of the economy who would like to see better outcomes for wildlife.

Practical information:

Time Commitment: around 5 hours per month (plus voluntary project work)
The full brief is available to view on our website:
To apply, please send a CV (no more than 3 A4 pages with 2 referees included) and a covering letter which should include a personal statement of a maximum of 250 words, detailing how you meet the areas of expertise and the skills you are able to offer and/or why you would like to become a trustee to Cathy at To arrange an informal conversation with either the Chief Executive or one of the trustees, please contact Cathy at
Closing date: 9am Monday 28 September 2020


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
1 St Georges Place
North Yorkshire
YO24 1GN
Last updated: 27.08.2020
Organisation Information

Working for a Yorkshire rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by people. Our nature reserves provide a much needed sanctuary for Yorkshire's wildlife. We want people to rediscover and reconnect with nature around them, whether you like an afternoon river walk or a picnic in the forest, bird watching, butterfly spotting or finding that elusive orchid. Volunteers enable us to manage great swathes of Yorkshire's wild places, run projects that safeguard habitats and species for future generations and educate young and old about the wildlife around them.

Charity number: 210807