ClientEarth is looking to expand our Board of Trustees. We are looking to appoint 2-3 new trustees who will bring new skills and experience to our board. As we scale to become a global organisation, with a significant move into Asia, and as we recognise the links between social justice and environmental justice, we are looking to build a more international and more ethnically diverse Board of Trustees.
Since our inception in 2008, we have gone from strength to strength, winning major legal landmark victories for the good of our planet. We currently work across 60 countries on four continents through our network of legal entities and offices. Our 200 staff work across offices in Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, London, Madrid, and Warsaw.
As a member of the board of Trustees, you will be responsible for setting the overall programmatic and financial strategy of the charity and for approving the annual budget. Day-to-day management of the charity is delegated to the chief executive officer and senior management team.
We are privileged to have an active and international Board. Our trustees are people who are successful and well regarded in their chosen careers, committed to the aims of the charity, and able to share their judgement, experience, and connections with ClientEarth. range from former investment bankers and CEOs to consultants and lawyers.
We are specifically looking for Trustees with a background in some of the following areas:
- Senior legal experience (as a justice, managing legal teams, or lawyer) with experience in key jurisdictions, notably Germany, EU, China, Japan, SE Asia or Central and Western Africa
- Experience in EU law-making and public affairs
- Experience of operating in, and ideally driving change, in China, Japan, SE Asia or Central and Western Africa
- International charity-sector finance and audit skills
- US climate and sustainability finance
Please see the Trustee Information pack (click the apply link on this advert to be taken to our jobs portal) for full details on the role, time commitments, and recruitment timeline.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 20th August 2020.
ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented on our Board.
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