Trustee Board and Governance

This year, the AGM will be held the evening of Thursday 18th November 2021.

The AGM will be held on Zoom and more details can be found in the downloads below.

Please ensure that you read the downloadable documents below and register for the AGM. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link to access the AGM.

AGM Agenda -18/11/21 on Zoom  Download
 
Minutes AGM 14-1-21 Download
 
Personal Statements for Trustee appointments Download
 
ACCS 2021  Download
 

Trustees have a legal duty to act only in the best interests of their charity. They must not put themselves in any position where their duties as trustee may conflict with any personal interest they may have.  The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has a robust policy and system for declaring and recording conflicts of interest.  All Trustees and members of the Senior Management Team complete a Declaration of Interest form, and a Conflict of Interest Register is regularly updated.

CAN YOU HELP THE WILDLIFE TRUST PROTECT WILDLIFE FOR THE FUTURE?

We’re looking for new Trustees!

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales manages some of the region’s most precious wild places. Our developing strategy has three key themes: 1. Action for Nature – Key Goal: 30% of land and sea managed for nature by 2030 2. Action with people – Key Goal: One in four people taking action for nature by 2030 3. Action on Climate – Key Goal: Achievement of Net Zero by 2030 Our Trustees will take a central role in guiding the development and implementation of our strategy. This year the Board has two vacancies and is looking for people who have a significant commitment to the aims of our Trust and our natural environment in South and West Wales.  We want to create a diverse and inclusive Board that reflects the membership and communities in our area.  If you are over 18 and would like to use your skills and experience at Board governance level to help us help wildlife, then we would love to hear from you.  We would also like to continue to have a good geographical representation on the Board and welcome applications from all the counties of our Trust area. Trustees are unpaid volunteers.  The commitment is to attend Board meetings which are currently online (about 8 a year) as well as volunteering some spare time to help develop the Trust’s work and to occasionally attend other meetings or events. The term of appointment is for up to three years in the first instance, although there is the opportunity to be co-opted to the Board for an initial term of one year. Wildlife Trust staff are deeply committed to their work in protecting wildlife and are ably supported by many dedicated volunteers including Trustees.  We have a lot of work to do and being a Trustee can feel demanding at times; you will be a member of a friendly and energetic team and the experience is always both worthwhile and rewarding. Please download the Information about being a Trustee and the Code of Conduct from our website. The deadline for applications to join the Board for the AGM 2021 by Monday 6th September 2021.   Our current Chairman or Chief Executive would be delighted to talk informally to anyone interested in applying.  Please contact Diana Clark, who would be happy to set up a meeting (in person or online) to discuss the role. Contact details: Diana Clark, The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, The Nature Centre, Fountain Road, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH. Email: d.clark@welshwildlife.org Please download the Information about being a Trustee and the Code of Conduct Role of Member of Board of Trustees (34KB) Code of Conduct for Charity Trustees (31kb) Please contact Diana Clark for all governance related issues.