Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 30th April 2021


  • Advertised from 6th April 2021

Role

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

· People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.

· Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.

· Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.

· Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.

· Passionate – In everything we do, we demonstrate a love for the environment and our place within it.

· Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

Forth Environment Link are recruiting new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 12 months of working within a global pandemic.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the environment and climate action, possess good independent judgement, will appreciate the collective responsibilities of the Trustee Board and who think strategically. Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years each.

We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.

Applications from people with a commitment to community climate action would be welcomed. We are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:

· Digital Leadership

· Training Development

· Youth Engagement

· Energy Systems

· Working with Marginalised Groups

· Diversification of income

· Health & Safety

· Marketing

In addition to general Trustee roles, FEL is also looking for a Treasurer to support the financial aspect of the organisation as well as to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the existing Board.

Some key responsibilities of the treasurer are:

  • to oversee all financial aspects of the charity, on behalf of the board of trustees, to ensure its short and long-term viability
  • to assist the chair, other honorary officers and the chief executive in ensuring that the board of trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.

Application notes

To find out more about Forth Environment Link, head to our website where you can find a copy of our Board of Trustees Organisational Brief. forthenvironmentlink.org/latest-news/board-trustees-vacancies

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the application (downloadable from our vacancy page) and send it to info@forthenvironmentlink.org For the Attention of: Lynne McNaughton (Board Chair) along with a personal statement explaining why you wish to become a trustee.

The deadline for applications is Friday 30th April 2021.