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Trustee - Kent Wildlife Trust

Maidstone, Kent, Hybrid
Closing on 28 May 2024

We are working in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT), one of the largest of the 46 Wildlife Trusts, which together make up The Wildlife Trusts Partnership. KWT is a parent charity supported by three income-generating subsidiaries (an ecological consultancy, a high-integrity carbon offset scheme and a trading arm), which together with the charity make up the Kent Wildlife Trust Group (KWTG). Their Wilder Kent 2030 strategy was launched in 2023, with a vision for creating a nature-rich, climate-resilient Kent, and in acknowledgement that we must act now at scale to recover nature across Kent, and the entire UK. 

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a new Trustee to join KWTG’s Board of Trustees. The new Trustee will support the governance and strategic leadership of KWTG, and alongside standard commitments, the new Trustee will bring specific knowledge and professional expertise in regard to UK nature, conservation and/or natural resource and climate challenges, and with direct experience of using political and/or economic levers to influence this agenda. 

Candidates with experience of the green/carbon finance markets, sustainability and ESG, environmental departments/agencies, and conservation impact measurement are actively sought.

Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Professional alignment to KWTG’s mission and approach to addressing the climate and nature crisis through action and innovation.
  • A commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with a willingness to engage with peers, senior staff, and key stakeholders, to facilitate strategic decision making and calculated risks.  
  • Previous experience as a Board member, with an understanding of charity governance is highly desirable. 
  • Experience of taking an entrepreneurial approach towards developing and implementing business-based solutions is highly desirable. 

Trustees serve for an initial term of three years and will have the opportunity to be re-appointed for two further terms (maximum of nine years). The Board of Trustees (Council) meets at least four times a year at their headquarters in Maidstone. As a minimum commitment, Trustees are expected to attend Council and be available for regular consultation and input on a range of issues between meetings, usually via email. Trustees are also expected to attend the AGM, at least one All Trust Day and participate on sub-committees or subsidiary company boards as required and according to their skill set.

Your expression of interest should include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

Closing date: 28th May 2024
Charisma interviews must be completed by 3rd June prior to shortlisting on the 4th. 

Katherine Anderson-Scott
Associate Director
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