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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st December 2021

  • Advertised from 19th November 2021


Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking to co-opt a trustee with experience in financial and/or investment management, in order to reinforce its governing body’s knowledge and expertise.

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

We recognise that our work will benefit hugely from increasing equality, diversity and inclusion across all our activities, especially as we want everyone to reconnect with nature and be part of the effort to reverse the loss of biodiversity. Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and committed board of trustees (“Council”), which provides the governance function for the charity. Most members of Council are directly elected by the membership but this will be a co-opted position.

The successful candidate will:

· Ideally have experience in financial or investment management.

· Ideally have the ability to think strategically and differentiate between strategy and operations.

· Ideally have the ability to influence fellow trustees and senior management.

· Ideally have a strong personal commitment to environmental issues.

· Ideally have lived experience of equality, diversity and inclusion issues.

The post is without remuneration but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses may be reclaimed. We will support and help to develop individuals without previous trustee experience.

Application notes

If you would like to play a role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you. For further details, please download the application pack, which includes a full role description and person specification.

To apply, please email your CV accompanied by a short (100 words) biography to

If you would like more information please phone 0131-312 4718.