Active Trustee required to oversee volunteer activities

Passionate about the Chilterns and our countryside? Join us! 

The Chiltern Society, established over 50 years ago, has 7,000 members and 500 volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the Chilterns for the benefit of everyone. Over the last half century, it has contributed some 500,000 hours of volunteering effort, managed and improved nature reserves and heritage sites, created long distance footpaths and cycleways, including the Chiltern Way, reviewed many hundreds of planning applications and maintained over 2,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.

The Charity is engaged in promoting the heritage of the Chilterns; increasing its activity and voice concerning several serious threats to the Green Belt across the Chilterns. An extensive programme of walks, cycle rides and events is offered. We have plans to grow our membership especially its diversity and geography. We aim to be the “voice” of all those passionate about the Chilterns and our countryside.

The current Trustees are now actively looking for help to deliver these and our other goals.

We are currently looking for an additional Trustee to assist in the co-ordination and development of our volunteers.

Potential applicants should be passionate about the Chilterns and have an interest, knowledge or experience in one or more of the following: Conservation, Wildlife and Planning. We are looking for someone who will help new volunteers fit into the group of their choice and ensure they receive the appropriate training. The role holder will work with existing group leaders and the office team to recruit and train where necessary prospective volunteers. Experience in Human Resources would be useful but not essential, however, an interest in people and the ability to communicate with those from all walks of life is needed.

Trustees form the Executive Council and fulfill the roles of Directors of the Charity. The Council meets formally six times, usually in the evening, plus one or two full day meetings each year. Meetings are mainly held close to the office but on occasions may be held in other areas of the Chilterns.

The role is unpaid, but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

We espouse an equal opportunities culture.

Interested in making a difference to our precious countryside?

If so, please write to the General Secretary attaching a cv Generalsecretary@chilternsociety.org.uk 

September 2020