Trustee/Finance and Audit Committee Independent Member

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Oxfordshire

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 23rd May 2022   3 days left


If you are committed to devoting time and effort and to use your skills, knowledge and experience to help achieve our aims then we want to hear from you. We are seeking a Qualified Accountant to join our Finance & Audit Committee and those with experience in land management and people and risk management.

If you are committed to devoting time and effort and to use your skills, knowledge and experience to help achieve our aims then we want to hear from you. We are seeking a Qualified Accountant to join our Finance & Audit Committee and those with experience in land management and people and risk management.

Time involved:

  • Trustee Role - average 12 days per year
  • Independent Member Role – Finance & Audit Committee average 6/8 days per year

Contact details

If you would like to apply for either a Trustee or Finance and Audit Committee independent member role, please send an up-to-date CV with a covering letter to Jan Honour, Governance & Business Support Officer, [email protected]

The cover letter should set out why you are interested in the role and how you meet the relevant role description. Alternatively, you can send us a short video of yourself explaining why you are interested in the role and what you would bring to it. Please send your video via WeTransfer.com to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 23 May 2022.

Selection Process Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by the Nominations Committee on 8 June.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for a short Zoom interview on 16 or 20 June.

This will enable further shortlisting and the remaining candidates will be invited to spend time in person with current trustees and the CEO, in two-way conversations to discern the best fit for each role. These conversations will take place on 30 June or 6 July.

You will be supported to act as a spokesperson, ambassador and advocate for BBOWT (e.g. at events, on social media), able to help develop the Trust’s networks with key partners, funders, donors and other stakeholder groups and be passionate about the value of nature and how it can enrich communities

We value lived experiences equally to professional qualifications and recognise how this broadens our engagement with under-served audiences, especially those from ethnically diverse backgrounds. We critically reflect on our actions and behaviours to ensure that our Board is a safe and empowering space for ethnically diverse people and welcome a conversation if you would like to find out more about our work and ethos for change. We would be keen to support candidates for whom joining a Board would be a developmental experience with training and mentoring.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.


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