Do something wildly different and make a real impact!
Our trustees are the people who work together to ensure that Durham Wildlife Trust fulfils its duty to deliver its charitable activities and delivers on our vision, mission and values. They are effectively guardians of the charity and steer its direction and oversee the work of the Director and staff. They come together regularly to meet, discuss and agree issues of strategic importance and ensure the charity is being run effectively and compliant with charity law.
It is such an exciting time to be involved in Durham Wildlife Trust. The charity has ambitious plans for the next few years and it needs great, diverse directors to help deliver those plans.
We are particularly looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas:
- Socioeconomic challenges
- Climate and Carbon
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
The Wildlife Trusts are wild about inclusion, for us this means our people truly valuing the principles of equality, diversity & inclusion to bring about a stronger Wildlife Trust movement. It underpins our belief that ‘everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives.’
We aim to better recognise and reduce inequalities in accessing and engaging with wildlife and bring diverse communities closer to nature. This includes recognising that the conservation sector is one of the least diverse professions in the UK and access to careers, training and volunteering opportunities need to be significantly improved. Our vision for equality, diversity and inclusion is that;
•More people, from all parts of society, are engaged in our movement and are closer to nature as a result of us becoming more reflective of and meaningful to our communities, and
•Our people are ‘wild about inclusion’ and embrace increasing the diversity of our staff, trustees and members as crucial to our success in bringing about nature recovery.
We openly acknowledge that our current Board of Trustees is not as diverse as we would like it to be. We want our trustees to better reflect the communities in which work and are committed to creating a board which is more inclusive of diverse identities, backgrounds, skills and experience.
Whist we would encourage anyone who is interested to consider becoming a Trustee to apply, we particularly encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented on our board, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and those under 25 years old. We are committed to providing the right support to enable support every trustee on our board to fulfil their role and have a rewarding experience as a trustee.
To find out more information visit Trustee of Durham Wildlife Trust | Durham (durhamwt.com)