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New trustees from farming and finance needed by Wildlife Trust

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Bernwood Meadows by Rhea Draguisky

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is recruiting trustees to its Board. We are particularly seeking a farmer or landowner who is farming for the benefit of wildlife and someone with experience of managing finance or risk.

Barbara Muston, Chair of the Trustees, explains: “We are looking for people who are keen to be involved in the future of wildlife in our three counties at a time of great opportunity. Trustees play a vital role in all aspects of BBOWT’s work. They bring their skills and experience to oversee the governance and strategic leadership of the organisation to make sure we stay on track for success.”

BBOWT looks after 87 nature reserves across the three counties, giving safe havens for wildlife, and enabling more people to enjoy being close to nature. The Trust owns and manages farm land and works with farmers and landowners to extend wildlife-rich habitats beyond our nature reserves.

Barbara Muston added: “The Government’s 25 year Environment Plan as well as new incentives for managing land for wildlife brings new opportunities for BBOWT. This is the perfect time for a farmer, or landowner farming for the benefit of wildlife, to join the Board.

“We are also looking for someone with experience of managing finance and risk, who could potentially chair our Finance and Audit Committee. BBOWT has a healthy financial position with income of £6 million per year; 73p from every £ of income is spent on our conservation and education work.”

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Jade Sturdy by Friday 27 April. Or if you’d prefer to discuss the possibility of an application first, email Jade who can arrange for that.

There’s more information here about how to become a Trustee of BBOWT, with links to the charity’s Articles of Association and Trustee Role Description.