Could you be one of our trustees?

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Pied flycatcher by Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Could you be one of our trustees?

Are you passionate about Yorkshire’s wildlife?

We are looking for three new trustees to join our board in October.

We are looking for individuals who share our vision of making Yorkshire that little bit wilder and bringing people closer to nature. We are particularly looking for people who are passionate about the natural world and have skills and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Legal skills
  • Fundraising
  • Carbon markets
  • Conservation, wildlife or ecology
  • Land management or farming  

You do not need prior experience as a charity trustee.

Our trustees have a key leadership role at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, setting the direction of the organisation and helping us achieve our aims. Becoming a trustee means taking on a voluntary role using your skills to support and guide the charity to achieve agreed vision and goals

Jo Webb
Chair of Trustees

What does the role involve?

Our trustees have a key leadership role at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, setting the direction of the organisation and helping us achieve our aims. Becoming a trustee means taking on a voluntary role, using your skills to support and guide the charity to achieve our agreed vision and goals. You can expect to commit around five hours a month to Trust affairs, preparing for and attending meetings.

The role can be demanding at times but deeply rewarding and you will be part of a friendly, energetic team. As a new trustee you will receive support through trustee induction meetings, training and peer to peer mentoring to help you in your role. Reasonable expenses arising from trustee duties can be covered.

Who can apply?

Everyone who feels they have skills and time to offer is very welcome to apply. We are particularly keen to appoint more women to the Board. We also welcome applications from people under the age of 35, those from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background, or who are living with a disability, as these groups are under-represented in our current board.

We know that greater diversity on the Board helps us to make better decisions, and to better represent the diversity of our membership and the communities of Yorkshire.

How to apply

To apply, please download the Application pack and the Personal Details and DEI Form. The closing date for applications is 19th August 2022.

We are holding an online information event on Zoom at 5pm on 21st July – details can be found in the application pack.

1:1 phone discussions will be available in early August for candidates who couldn’t make the online event. To arrange one of these, please contact Tracey Binney at tracey.binney@ywt.org.uk.

Trustee Recruitment Event