New Trustee Coffee Morning 28th November

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Staff and trustees at EcoParkStaff and trustees at EcoPark, Small Heath

Are you passionate about wildlife? Can you help make Birmingham and the Black Country a greener, healthier place for people to live and for wildlife? The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is recruiting new trustees to the our governing body.

Come along to the new trustees coffee morning on Monday 28th November to find out more about the Trust and how you can get involved as a potential trustee.

As a trustee you have a unique opportunity to shape the strategy and vision of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country to protect the natural environment and connect people with nature.

We are looking for new voluntary trustees with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to commit to leading the Trust through a crucial stage of our development. As well as performing the essential governance roles of the charity, as set out in the job description, our trustees are the ambassadors for the Trust willing and able to make new connections across a wide range of networks.
We are looking for people who are passionate about wildlife, who are committed to making Birmingham and the Black Country into a greener place and have some of the skills and experience set out below:

• Specialist ecological knowledge with a particular focus on invertebrates, geology or landscape architectural practice. You will be willing to use your skills to work with staff influencing decision makers about the importance of the natural world.
• Senior finance experience, at Board or Director level, in a substantial business or public authority. You will be able to understand and predict financial trends, identify financial risks and communicate these effectively to non-finance trustees.
• Teaching, skills and education experience, you have worked in an educational setting at a high level, are familiar with national curriculum expectations, have a good understanding of educational funding and a familiarity with educational regulatory frameworks. You will be willing to use these skills to support staff to develop our environmental education strategy.
• Working in town planning and/or major residential or infrastructure projects, you have experience of planning and policy issues and you understand the essential value of nature and green space in an urban setting.
• A successful business leader, you view a healthy natural environment for Birmingham and the Black Country as critical to the success and growth of the economy. You are willing to be an advocate for the natural environment across business networks making the case for natural capital, and creating new partnerships for the Trust.
• You have experience working with, supporting and developing the skills of young people from diverse backgrounds. You are willing to work with the Trust to develop and deliver our youth engagement strategy.

You can find out more about the posts and download an application pack here.

These posts are not remunerated, but offer the satisfaction of giving about five hours per month to improve community. Meetings are held monthly in the evening.

To book your place contact Paula Reilly on 0121 454 1199 or email

You can read our new five year strategy here.

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