Do you have what it takes to be a Trustee?
We welcome applications from a wide range of people to reflect the diverse make-up of our membership. We are currently looking for new people with financial and legal experience.
Rob Pickford, Chair of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales explains…
Trusteeship - how your skills could help shape the future
I applied to be a Trustee back in early 2013 as I thought I had skills to offer and was encouraged to do so by colleague who was already a Trustee. My professional background was in local government and the civil service in Wales and I brought experience in the fields of governance, partnership working and resource management.
I became Chair in 2014 and am part of an excellent team of Trustees with wide-ranging, varied skills, but above all we are enthusiastic about helping the recovery of nature and about our Wildlife Trust. I do not take the role of Chair lightly. It brings responsibility and along with the other Trustees (all of us are volunteers), we have the ultimate responsibility for the future direction of the Trust. We are grateful that the Trust has an excellent CEO and Senior Management Team to manage the Trust. Working with the wider team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff is a real privilege.
Being a Trustee is tremendously rewarding and people from all walks of life and experience have the potential to bring skills that will be beneficial to the Trust. We want to encourage a diverse range of people to consider becoming a Trustee.
We want to reflect the range of communities we work for more effectively. We would also very much like to recruit more younger people to join our Board. We are also keen to recruit new Trustees with financial or legal expertise. So if you think you have skills to offer please get in touch. If you want to find out more before making your decision we would welcome opportunities to talk with you in more detail.
Rob Pickford, Chair
For anyone interested in becoming a Trustee please contact Diana Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01656 724100
Annual General Meeting
Save the Date – 15th December 2018
Venue – Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Bridgend CF32 0EH
You will find your invitation to attend our 2018 AGM in the autumn edition of the Warbler, along with summary accounts and agenda.