Moor Trees is a registered nature restoration and tree-planting charity whose policy guidelines are set by a volunteer board of trustees (currently 9 people) for implementation by a paid Director. Those trustees also discuss matters of strategy, culture, style and image and approve budgets. Meetings are roughly every two months on a weekday evening, usually in South Brent, Devon, but occasionally via Zoom.
At this year’s AGM in September two long-serving Trustees are retiring, and the remaining
members of the board feel that nine to ten is the optimum number for the sharing of duties
between people giving up their spare time in a worthwhile cause.
If you are interested in joining us in this capacity, please read the “Our Story” and “New Vision for Dartmoor” sections at https://moortrees.org/about-us/. If you wholeheartedly support the aims and activities described there and think you have appropriate time, skills and experience, please email your reasons for applying and a summary of what you would offer to [email protected]. Foremost, though by no means exclusive, relevant skills are management and administration, communication and the ability to read and understand budgets, accounts and financial proposals submitted by the Director.
Applications are initially reviewed by the Trustees without formal interviews but with informal clarification phone calls and then those thought suitable are put up for election by the members in September at the AGM. It is essential that applicants reaching that stage are by then paid-up members so that they can attend the AGM to introduce themselves.
A healthy gender balance is essential to the good governance of all organisations and the two retiring Trustees are women, so we would particularly welcome applications from women.