Invitation to become a Trustee of Avon Wildlife Trust

Reference: Trustee
Location: Bristol and Bath, Avon area

Joe McSorley

Avon Wildlife Trust wants to build a diverse and inclusive Board that reflects the membership and communities that we serve. So if you are over 18, and would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to help us help wildlife, then we would love to hear from you.

Contact details

To Apply

Please download the role description and Trustee brief (see below).

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the areas of expertise (see below) and the skills you are able to offer, to To arrange an informal conversation with either the Chief Executive or one of the trustees, please contact Melissa on 0117 9177270.

Closing date: 06 September 2019

Successful candidates will be recommended for election to the Board at our AGM in November, or, in exceptional cases, may be co-opted directly onto the Board.

We look forward to hearing from you!

More about the role

Avon Wildlife Trust is a charity working to protect and restore wildlife in Bristol, Bath and the West of England. We want to enable nature to recover on a grand scale, with more abundant wildlife in our cities and countryside. We work with schools and communities, landowners and volunteers, people of all ages and backgrounds - to develop wildlife-rich places and wildlife-rich lives. We create, connect and care for places rich in wildlife, champion the value of nature, and inspire people and communities to care for wildlife. The Trust has over 16,000 members, manages 31 nature reserves and educates 10,000 children a year.

The only requirements for applicants are enthusiasm and commitment to work with a team of others for the benefit of the Trust and its objectives. To help us develop a Board with diverse and relevant experiences and skill sets we would particularly welcome:

  • conservation expertise – you have a good understanding of nature conservation in practice, deep knowledge of local wildlife, or skills in wildlife communications that will help inform our work to conserve, restore and inspire people with wildlife in our area,   
  • financial/business expertise – you have significant experience in managing businesses on a commercial basis and the time available to help us develop long-term financial and business plans to underpin and expand our conservation work, 
  • people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities within the region, and leaders from deprived communities – you share our vision of nature-rich places that benefit everyone and would be willing to work with us to help make this a reality,

Expertise in fundraising, spatial planning, land management and charity governance would also be relevant. 

As a member of our Board of Trustees you will be part of the strategic leadership of the Trust, helping us achieve our vision of restoring abundant wildlife and ensuring that the Trust fulfills its charitable purpose, mission and values. 

Trustee Brief

Trustee Role Description