Trustee Board and Governance

The agenda for Annual General Meeting to be held at the Welsh Wildlife Centre on Saturday 16th November 2019 can be downloaded here, and full minutes of the AGM held in 2018 can be downloaded here.

The Trustee Report and Accounts for 2019 can be downloaded here.

To find out a little more about our Trustee Board we have their personal statements from each of the members.

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?

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales manages some of the region’s most precious wild places.

Our mission is to rebuild biodiversity and engage people with their environment, by:

Creating and enhancing wildlife havens within and outside nature reserves, particularly by creating Living Landscapes and Living Seas
Inspiring people about the natural world and helping them enjoy and protect it.
Publicly standing up for wildlife and the environment

We’re wild about inclusion! We want to create a diverse Board of Trustees which reflects the communities in which we live and work.  To help us develop a Board with diverse skills and experience, we welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those who are underrepresented within our sector, such as people from black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds. We are committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities, where everyone can be themselves and can flourish, just like our wildlife!

So if you are over 18, and would like to use your skills and experience at Board 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 areas.

This is a volunteer position but ‘out of pocket’ expenses could be covered. The commitment is to attend Board meetings (about 6 a year, usually on a Monday evening in Bridgend and 2 Saturdays at any of the Trust venues) 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 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, but it is deeply rewarding and you will be part of a friendly and energetic team.

Please email Diana Clark for an application form d.clark@welshwildlife.org

Our current Trustees would be delighted to talk informally to anyone interested in applying.  Please contact Diana Clark, who would be happy to set up a meeting or phone call with an existing Trustee 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.  Tel: 01656 724100

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.