Forth Environment Link is looking for new Trustees to join the organisation and help shape our future direction as we emerge from the last 2 years 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:
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Lived experience of food or transport poverty
The Board is currently made up of members and meets every 2 months. This is an unpaid position, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
General Trustee Duties:
To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees will contribute towards:
Setting and maintaining the vision, mission and values
Developing the strategic direction
Ensuring the organisation has the structure and resources it needs for delivery.
Establishing policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
Establishing appropriate systems for reporting and monitoring.
Managing risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law.
Ensuring the financial affairs of the organisation are well managed and reported on accurately.
In addition to the statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This involves:
Scrutinising board papers
Focusing on strategic priorities
Providing guidance on new initiatives
FEL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We would welcome applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We would love to hear what you can bring to the organisation. Training and support is available for anyone who doesn’t have previous board experience.