Vacancy: Trustees (x3)

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Size of Wales is a growing, ambitious national climate charity with a global impact. We mobilise people, schools, and businesses in Wales to support protecting and restoring tropical forests as part of Wales’ national response to climate change.

We do this through education and awareness-raising activities (including an education programme in schools), advocacy campaigns, and supporting a number of overseas community-based tree growing and forest projects located in Africa, South America, and South-East Asia.

This is an exciting time for Size of Wales. In our first 10 years as a charity, we have helped raise over £3 million for tropical rainforest protection and supported local communities to grow over 15 million trees. We have also embarked on a new five-year strategy to respond to the climate emergency and mobilise Wales to achieve maximum impact.

Our goals going forward are to:

  • Support community projects that secure, and sustain over the long term, an area of tropical forest at least the size of Wales (2 million hectares).
  • Support communities to grow at least 25 million trees by 2025.
  • Move Wales towards eliminating imported deforestation from our economy.
  • Inspire people across Wales to reduce their forest footprint, support tropical forests, and take climate action.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for our mission to join our Board of Trustees. The Board is the ultimate decision-making body of the charity and is responsible for setting our overall strategy and ensuring it is delivered by the Size of Wales Director and team. Training and mentoring will be provided if required.

We are actively seeking applications from people with a wide diversity of backgrounds particularly young people, women, and members of the BAME community who are currently underrepresented on our Board of Trustees. We are very keen for our board to reflect the population of Wales.

Size of Wales, including all its staff, board members, and volunteers, are committed to ensuring a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Any candidate offered the Trustee position will be expected to agree to and adhere to Size of Wales’ Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

The roles are voluntary although reasonable expenses will be paid. Trustees will be expected to attend around four board meetings a year (in Cardiff or digitally), plus join one sub-committee.

For more information about the role, please download the job description here.

Applications by letter and supporting CV to [email protected] (please put ‘Trustees, Size of Wales, [your name]’ in the subject line.) For an informal chat, please contact Peter Davies at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 1st June 2021. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

 

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