Are you passionate about nature? Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help us reverse pollinator decline? The Trust is looking for a Trustee with experience in equity, diversity and inclusion and human resources to join our Board.
Trustees work well together, and with the executive team with a spirit of openness and trust. We recruit skilled individuals passionate about nature, species conservation and bumblebees. We’re very proud of our inclusive culture at the Trust – we care as much about what you have the potential to do as what you have already done and we welcome applications from those who are new to trusteeship as well as those with previous experience. We want to hear how your lived experience will give us a better representation of the diverse audiences we seek to inspire to take action for bumblebees.
With projects across the UK we look to have Trustees based in all the devolved nations and so are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals based outside England.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. Over the past century, UK bumblebee populations have declined and two species have become nationally extinct. The Trust is a science-based charity, concerned with halting and reversing the decline in bumblebees.
The Trust’s vision is to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees. To achieve this, the Trust has an agreed strategy working toward four main aims:
1. Enhance the understanding of bumblebee ecology and conservation.
2. Increase the quality and quantity of bumblebee habitat.
3. Inspire and enable a diverse range of people to take action for bumblebees.
4. Be an effective and sustainable organisation.
This is a voluntary position but offers an exciting opportunity to assist a dynamic charity to develop its conservation and science work in the UK.
Closing date for submitting your application: Sunday 1 October 2023.