Call for Committee Vacancies

Our Board of Trustees, Committees and Working Groups make a vital contribution to our work. They help shape and direct our work in ways that best support the delivery of our vision for a world where nature and people thrive. Most people on our committees and working groups are our members so that our work is membership led.

We currently have vacancies on the following:

We value the diversity and wide range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to their work and to ecology, and we are committed to ensuring all our board, committees and working groups represent the diversity of our membership.  You will find details of the areas where we are most lacking representation, and therefore actively seeking candidates, on the webpages for each vacancy.  However, everyone who feels they represent a community whose voice is not being heard within society is also encouraged to apply.

We are committed to ensuring our Board, Committee and Working Group members are supported to gain valuable skills and experience in charity governance and oversight of management and staff.

Application Process

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2023 and you will need to submit a short CV (no more than two pages), and a 1-page statement outlining your interest in the role.  Full details of the application process can be found on the webpages for each vacancy (see links above).

Term of Office

Board, Committee and Working Group member terms of office are normally for three years with the possibility of a further term.

How Committees and Working Groups Operate

Most Committee and Working Groups meet two or three times a year with meetings set up 12 months in advance. The Board of Trustees meets quarterly. Most meetings take place online but travel expenses are available for any face-to-face meetings. Most meetings are held during UK working hours, Mondays to Fridays.

Board, Committee and Working Group members are expected to read in advance the papers for each meeting and papers are normally sent via email one week before each meeting. There may also be email correspondence in between meetings. Occasionally there are ad hoc projects that members can volunteer to be part of.