Volunteer role to support the board of Trustees for Kent Wildlife Trust
Role Title: Voluntary Company Secretarial Officer/Observer and Advisor to Trustee Board
Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 5th August 2019
Interview Date: To be arranged
Salary: The post is advertised as a voluntary unpaid post.
Based at: Trustee meetings will largely be based at our HQ Tyland Barn, Maidstone
Globally and nationally wild animals and plants are in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around this loss of “biodiversity” as well as around climate change. Both are interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy natural systems.
Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But, we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this. This will get more people to support us, and work with us, which will create a virtuous circle.
This role has a key part in managing the support of the Kent wildlife Trust Group’s Board of Trustees and its sub-committees and also the production of the documentation required to facilitate each meeting. The role is responsible for effective governance management and reporting to ensure we are practicing good governance and meeting compliance standards
It is essential that you will be able to demonstrate experience in performing the principle duties of this role as listed in the role description as well as a relevant area and level of expertise such as: law, corporate finance, human resources, risk or organisational development.
Trusteeship or governance management in a similar size or larger organisation, together with implementation of best practice in UK corporate governance is very desirable.
We value fairness and equity; we aim to create an inclusive environment that supports differences and encourages diverse perspectives. Our ambition is to recruit the best people from the broadest pool of applicants and across the full spectrum of sex, race, age, national origin, social background, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, education and religion or belief.
Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.