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SummaryThis is a Trustee position, working as part of the team which has overall responsibility for the reserve.
A TNR Trustee is an unpaid voluntary role, working as part of the team which has overall responsibility for the reserve. TNR Trustees are the land-owners and leaseholders for the reserve, set the strategic direction, oversee its management, and ensure effective financial control. As a TNR Trustee you will have a chance to make a real contribution to conservation, education, and health and wellbeing in the local community. You will be able to develop your strategic decision making skills, and your knowledge of governance and the responsibility of charity status.
The Secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of Tewkesbury Nature Reserve, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. TNR is committed to diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all.
· Plan Board meetings and draw up agendas, in discussion with the Chair
· Take meeting minutes, including accurately recording decisions and actions made at meetings and reporting progress at the next meeting
· Be familiar with the legal responsibilities of charities and charity’s internal governance rules
· Helping to ensure that the Board of trustees file all relevant statutory returns and information with the Charities Regulator
· Excellent written communication with experience of taking meeting minutes
· Excellent IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and document management
· Organised and methodological
· Good understanding of charity governance issues
· Knowledge and understanding of the charity sector
· Good level of inter-personal skills including tact and diplomacy
Please apply through GoVolunteerGlos in the first instance with a brief expression of interest. We will then ask you to send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for and interest in the role. TNR is committed to diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all.
Deadline: 14th November 2022
About Tewkesbury Nature Reserve
Establish, develop and maintain a healthy and thriving community nature reserve, by protecting, improving, and conserving the natural environment, and enhancing the biodiversity of the site.
Make the reserve accessible to the public as a place for recreation, education, and the promotion of health and wellbeing, while balancing the needs of visitors with those of the natural environment.
Develop the reserve as an outdoor learning environment, and promote an understanding and appreciation of freshwater wetlands, nature and wildlife across all age groups through active community participation.
Reinstate and support natural hydrological processes, re-naturalise watercourses and create new wetland areas, creating new spaces for nature and improving the site’s ability to retain water, and playing a part in reducing flooding.