Trustee x6

The Countryside Regeneration Trust

London, Cambridge, Remote

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024  

Could you become a CRT Trustee?

Are you passionate about restoring the countryside? About maintaining working farms and woods, promoting nature- and landscape-friendly farming? 

Do you have professional skills in ecology, conservation, environmental land management, nature-friendly farming, countryside education and/or community engagement, fundraising or marketing, and live near one of our major properties? And ... would you be prepared to offer your time and experience as a Trustee?

The Countryside Regeneration Trust is seeking new trustees to help to steer the charity forward at a very exciting time. Our plans for the next ten years will involve greater engagement with local communities around our larger farms in Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Dorset and south-east England. We are also stepping up agroecological approaches to land management, with nature at the heart of food production. This includes new activities to restore nature where opportunities exist to do so.

Helping to manage a national charity is not for the faint hearted. Trustees must make important decisions, be prepared to face challenges and be confident in overseeing the management of the organisation – its finances, staffing, policies and other work that is vital for delivering the charity’s objectives.

As a national charity, the CRT is supported by a team of staff, contractors and tenant farmers who undertake the day-to-day work of the organisation. The Trustees provide essential oversight for them.

Terms of Appointment

  • Attendance at least 75% of Board of Trustee meetings, in Central London or Cambridge, (plus online options). These meetings are normally held once per quarter.
  • Trustees work collaboratively the CEO and senior leadership team, in working groups and committees. Typically, these committees will meet 4-6 times a year. These meetings are mostly online; new trustees will join two of these committees.
  • Occasional further contribution to provide mentoring, advice, and guidance.
  • Trustees are elected for a term of three years, which may be renewed for one further three-year term.

Trustees are the sole members of the charity.

Further information about the charity is available on the website:

Our latest annual report and accounts can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website

To apply, please provide a cover letter setting out your relevant knowledge and why the position interests you and CV, and email to: [email protected]

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