Trustee Board Members

Can You Help the Wildlife Trust Protect Wildlife for the Future?

New Trustees Wanted

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 want to build a diverse and inclusive Board that reflects the membership and communities that we serve. 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.

The only requirements for applicants are enthusiasm and commitment to work with a team of others for the benefit of the Trust and its objectives but we would particularly welcome people with the following skills:

  • Financial
  • Legal
  • H&S risk management
  • Fundraising
  • Conservation / academia

We would also like to continue to have a good geographical representation on the Board and welcome applications from all areas but especially from the East of the Trust area.

Trustees are unpaid volunteers and do not usually receive expenses. The commitment is to attend Board meetings (about 8 a year, usually on a Monday evening in Bridgend) as well as volunteering some spare time to help develop the Trust’s work and to attend occasional 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 download the Information about being a Trustee and the Code of Conduct and the go to our governance pages to find out more about other responsibilities. 

The deadline for applications to join the Board for the AGM 2017 by Friday 14th July.

Trustee Application Form

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