Role title: BTO Chair of Board
Are you passionate about the environment, providing leadership, support and enabling those around you, and keen to make a difference? We are recruiting a Chair of Board to join BTO from 2023, BTO’s Chair works in partnership with our Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team to play an important role in creating and enabling our organisational strategy.
BTO’s Chair of Board along with 12 brilliant Trustees, each with their own knowledge and experience, have a legal responsibility for BTO, ensuring financial regulatory and monitoring performance. As Chair you will effectively facilitate Board meetings, enabling Trustees the opportunity to contribute to discussions, identify key issues and provide advice, ideas and encouragement on various topics, all of which help BTO to achieve its vision and mission. BTO provides induction and training opportunities to all Trustees to support them to fulfil their role and there will be a full handover and opportunity to talk with our outgoing Chair.
As a Trustee you will ensure that BTO:
We are interested in hearing from people who are passionate about contributing to and are able to demonstrate:
In addition, as the Chair of Trustees you will have relevant experience in and be able to:
BTO’s Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to working towards greater representation on our Board and tackling the barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), we welcome applications from people underserved and underrepresented in the environment sector. We are also interested in hearing from people across the UK as we are a national charity as demonstrated by our work and supporter and volunteer base.
If you are interested in supporting our work but perhaps you are early on in your career or think you may not have the breadth of experience required please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss how we can work with you.
The Board meets five times a year, in February, May, July, September and November; meetings are normally during the day and held both virtually and in person.
This is a voluntary, unpaid position with expenses reimbursed while travelling to meetings. We are able to compensate for loss of income to remove barriers to people from applying for Trustee roles and in turn enable a more diverse and representative Board.
Find out more:
Sian Knott, Head of People and OD [email protected]
Closing date: Friday 27 May at 1 pm Interview date: Week beginning 20 June
BTO is a national charity with headquarters at Thetford in Norfolk, and we have offices and staff at the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge, Stirling University, Bangor University and Northern Ireland.