We're looking for Trustees

Wednesday 5th August 2015

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust head quartersSheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust head quarters

Are you passionate about local wildlife and nature? We are looking for two new volunteer Trustees to join our Board. The Board is a made up of 13 local people who help to govern and direct the organisation.

Anne Ashe, the outgoing Chair of the Board of Trustees, said “I’ve been so glad to be involved with the Wildlife Trust on a daily basis. We are very lucky in Sheffield and Rotherham because the nature network extends right into the heart of our urban areas and I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to ‘do my bit’ for nature in return for all that nature does for me.”

Being a Board Trustee involves attending up to six meetings a year, including a site visit to one of the Nature Reserves or other local projects.

“This year we are looking for people with skills in accountancy, fundraising, commercial expertise or facilities management” said chief executive, Liz Ballard “but most of all we need people who are passionate about local wildlife and local places – and care about how local people can benefit from the outdoors and connect with nature – be it for their health, family time or education. If you love nature or some of the special places we manage, why not give something back?”

Every year Trust members have the opportunity to elect and stand for the Board at the Trust’s Annual General Meeting. This year the meeting will be held on Thursday 24 September, at the Trust’s HQ on 37 Stafford Road, where members have an opportunity to hear about what the Trust has been doing, and talk to staff over a buffet supper. There will also be a talk by Professor James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology in the Department of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Sheffield. James explores how urban spaces can be improved by sowing different seed mixes and has applied his research to many different projects across the country including the creation of the Olympic Park meadows in 2012. James will be speaking about his research and some of the challenges and opportunities his findings present for urban wildlife conservation.

AGM

Venue: Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF

Date: Thursday 24 September from 6pm.

All welcome.

For more information or to register an interest in being a Trustee, please contact: Liz Ballard, on 0114 279 2658 or l.ballard@wildsheffield.com

To find out more about our current trustees, and to download a role description, visit http://www.wildsheffield.com/who-we-are/our-board-trustees

To book a place at the AGM, please contact mail@wildsheffield.com