Director (Biodiversity Conservation)

The Catrail Charity


Volunteer • Part Time

01527869437 Roger Norton

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 8th March 2018  

Director for a self-funded Scottish charity which gives grants to charities in several fields including biodiversity conservation, international development and human rights

The Catrail Charity, a small Scottish charity which makes grants to UK-registered charities in the fields of international development, biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, human rights and homelessness, is seeking a director with an interest in biodiversity conservation. This is a voluntary position requiring approximately 5 days per year working from home.

Job purpose

Each director has responsibility in a particular field in which the Catrail Charity is active. There are currently four directors and a treasurer. The Charity currently supports 3 international biodiversity conservation charities, and 9 other charities.


  • as outlined here
  • gather data, perform and report evaluations of biodiversity conservation charities
  • participate in Charity activities, such as AGMs (participation can be by teleconferencing and other remote means)

Qualifications & experience 

  • experience of document-based research
  • empirical outlook
  • experience in biodiversity conservation, either field- or office-based, preferred
  • knowledge of UK-registered charities which work in biodiversity conservation preferred
  • knowledge of gathering data for and performing biodiversity conservation project assessment/evaluation preferred
  • knowledge of the duties of trustees (see here and here)
  • sufficient knowledge of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, and other relevant legislation, to help the charity comply with relevant legislation
  • educated to undergraduate degree level and/or with relevant experience

Remuneration: expenses only

Please submit your CV and a cover letter by email.

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