Devon Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time [email protected] 01392 279244 Hannah Andrews

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th January 2021  

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is a welcoming community of people – members and supporters, volunteers, partners and staff - who share a love of Devon’s wildlife and who work together to protect it.

Our Board of Trustees plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the charity and ensuring that it is run properly and effectively. Trusteeship is a voluntary role where people who care about Devon’s wildlife work together to provide strong leadership for the charity and help it to achieve its vision of a Devon rich in wildlife, for everyone and valued by all.

Being a trustee requires a lot of voluntary work - time preparing for and attending meetings; effort spent understanding complexities and staying updated on the conservation sector. The precise time commitment varies, but probably averages around 3 hours a week.

In return for your time, we believe that serving as a Trustee at DWT is a rewarding experience. You may be seeking an opportunity to donate your skills, time and attention to a cause you are passionate about or looking for a new challenge. Alternatively, you may be interested in becoming a Trustee to boost your career – trusteeships are an opportunity to get involved in every aspect of running an organisation. Whatever your motivations for becoming a Trustee at DWT, you will play a leading role in safeguarding Devon’s stunning wildlife and wild places for future generations.

DWT is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity across the organisation and is seeking to better reflect this commitment in relation to the Board of Trustees. We particularly welcome applications from people aged under 40; people with disabilities; and Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people. These demographics are underrepresented on our Board of Trustees.

The deadline for applications is 27 January 2021 and if shortlisted, you will be invited to meet the Nominations & Development Committee during the fortnight beginning 15 February 2021. Appointments will be confirmed in March. Induction for new Trustees is expected to start from April.

You can find out further information about DWT, the role of a Trustee and how to apply by downloading the Candidate Information & Application Pack from

If you require a different format, or have any questions not answered by the pack, please email [email protected] or telephone 01392 279244.

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