Marine Conservation Society


Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 12th June 2022  

What does a Trustee look like? 

Look in the mirror... 

Our Board needs a range of backgrounds, life-stages, experiences and skills who come together as a team to offer challenge and energy to one another, and to boost our ability to deliver for our ocean. 

It’s a critical time for our ocean. There is not a moment to waste. Our goal is to recover the health of our ocean so it can help with healing our climate; to make seas protected in law protected in practice; and to stop the tide of plastic that’s getting into our waters.

By joining as a Trustee, you will add your voice to ours and help navigate us through the risks and opportunities that we meet.

We need 3 people to join our Boards with expertise in one or more of these areas: 

  • Finance - An understanding of charity accounts and regulations would absolutely be an advantage, but a background in finance or perhaps as an auditor will provide a vital skill to help oversee our financial management. 
  • Marine Conservation - You might have environmental knowledge, ideally on the marine environment, with policy and/or practical experience of conservation and specific knowledge for Scotland or Wales would be a bonus. A network of contacts across the marine sector, particularly with business, would be an advantage.
  • Engagement with our Volunteers - Experience of outreach programmes and citizen science projects with local communities. We want to reach new audiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive approach. 

Right now, less than 3% of charity Trustees are under 30, 8% are people of colour and 36% are women. We recognise that that we should all have equal opportunity to take responsibility to protect our ocean for the future and if you are 18 and over, we want to hear from you. 

What you can bring to our Board is more interesting than where you’ve been working. You can send a CV, but we don’t need you to, as you can set out your skills and motivation in a statement.

We value the knowledge and experiences that you will bring to the Marine Conservation Society, including those you’ve developed through employment, volunteering, through study, raising a family – all the aspects of you.

We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.

Send an email with your contact information included, but don’t put any personal information on any documents that you attach. For shortlisting, only your documents that set out your skills and experience are seen.

Deadline for your application: 12 June 2022

Email address to send your application: [email protected]

If you have any questions, or need further information please contact: Joanne O’Hagan (she/her), Head of HR & Facilities at [email protected] Phone: 01989 561574

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