Forth Environment Link are recruiting new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 12 months of working within a global pandemic.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the environment and climate action, possess good independent judgement, will appreciate the collective responsibilities of the Trustee Board and who think strategically. Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for two further terms of up to three years each.
We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. We would particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented on our Board including people from BAME backgrounds, younger people and people who have engaged with our organisation and/or services.
Applications from people with a commitment to community climate action would be welcomed. We are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:
Working with Marginalised Groups
Diversification of income
Health & Safety
In addition to general Trustee roles, FEL is also looking for a Treasurer to support the financial aspect of the organisation as well as to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the existing Board.
Some key responsibilities of the treasurer are:
to oversee all financial aspects of the charity, on behalf of the board of trustees, to ensure its short and long-term viability
to assist the chair, other honorary officers and the chief executive in ensuring that the board of trustees fulfils its duties and responsibilities for the proper financial governance of the charity.
Our Board is currently made up of 8 members and meets every 2 months currently via Zoom.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org For the Attention of: Lynne McNaughton (Board Chair) along with a personal statement explaining why you wish to become a trustee.
The deadline for applications is Friday 30th April 2021.