The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) is a registered Scottish charity (No.SC042334) founded in 2011 with the aim of promoting the sustainable development of Scotland's inshore waters so that they provide the maximum long-term benefit to all coastal communities. Further information about SIFT’s activities can be found at our website sift.scot
To support SIFT's continued success, we are looking for new volunteer trustees to join our board. We would welcome applications from individuals who believe they could make a strong contribution. As a socio-economic organisation, SIFT would be pleased to receive applications from applicants with skills and experience in marine businesses, marine legislation and the functioning of coastal communities, as well as those with marine fisheries, science or nature conservation expertise.
The board sets and reviews SIFT's strategy to ensure it meets its charitable objectives and legal obligations. Board members typically also provide ad hoc advice throughout the year. There are four formal board meetings annually, which generally take place in Edinburgh or by teleconference. Trustees are unremunerated but any reasonable expenses they incur will be reimbursed.