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Honorary Treasurer Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

This is an exciting opportunity to join the board of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. We look after nearly 100 nature reserves, give wildlife a voice, and inspire people to take action for wildlife.

  • Location: Horncastle
  • Closing date: CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Lincolnshire’s wildlife and countryside. Founded in 1948, the Trust covers the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire – from the Humber to the Wash. It is one of 46 similar Wildlife Trusts covering the UK which are affiliated to the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and is an independent charity.

The Trust has worked for over 70 years protecting wildlife and wild places, and educating, influencing, and empowering people. We manage almost 100 of the best sites for wildlife in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, and North-East Lincolnshire. Our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.

We are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. By identifying key areas to protect for wildlife, improving and joining them up across the county in partnership with other landowners, we can create an inspiring, accessible landscape that will lead us closer to reaching our vision of a thriving natural world.

We work across a variety of areas, caring for wild places, inspiring people, conserving wildlife, and campaigning for nature. We care for wild places through restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife-rich spaces by working with local communities, landowners, local authorities, and others to create interconnected habitats and allowing wildlife more freedom. We inspire people through providing an education for everyone to learn about and have access to wild places. We conserve wildlife through playing a part in the planning process and promoting positive outcomes. We campaign for nature; providing a voice for wildlife, and work to create positive change for both wildlife and people. From the depths of the North Sea to the pockets of untouched countryside, you can read more about how we stand up for wildlife here.

Following a board review, we are looking to create and embark on a new strategy with our committed staff and board. Our current Treasurer is coming to the end of his term, and we are looking to appoint his successor this year. We are looking for a qualified finance professional who is passionate about wildlife, the environment, climate change, conservation, and the Lincolnshire area. Our new Treasurer will have experience in accountancy, financial risk management, finance systems, and an understanding of investments. Our new Treasurer will build a good working relationship with our Head of Finance and play a key role in supporting other board members in decision making.

Currently the board meets six times a year in Horncastle and the Treasurer will Chair our six Finance Monitoring Group meetings. We have a strategy away day once a year and we encourage all Trustees, from time to time, to visit our nature reserves and visitor centres. We expect the time commitment to be 1-2 days per month, spread across preparation for meetings, ad hoc conversations with our Head of Finance and Chief Executive, and other activities.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | Jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07519 070497

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About the Organisation

Who we are

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Lincolnshire’s wildlife and countryside.

It is one of 46 similar Wildlife Trusts covering the UK which are affiliated to the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is one of the oldest of these county trusts, having been founded in 1948. The Trust covers the whole of the historic county of Lincolnshire – from the Humber to the Wash.

Our Vision

A thriving natural world, with our wildlife and habitats playing a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological emergencies, and people inspired and empowered to take action for nature.

Our Purpose

To bring wildlife back, to empower people to take action for nature, and to create a society where nature matters.

Our Approach

  • We are ambitious in our desire to reverse the declines in nature. We need to increase abundance and diversity by restoring and creating habitats at scale.
  • We speak authentically with a bold and confident voice; we commit to tell the truth about the state of nature and be clear about what needs to be done to put it in recovery.
  • Firmly rooted in our local communities, we look after wild places, increasing people’s understanding of, and connection to, the natural world, on land and at sea.
  • We look to establish common cause and work in partnership with others to develop new, innovative ways to put nature in recovery.
  • We demonstrate what is possible, and inspire, empower, and enable people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities to bring about our vision with us, embracing the diversity of our society to change the natural world for the better.
  • If we get our approach right in Lincolnshire, and each Trust does the same, we will have a collective impact that gets it right nationally and helps address global problems.

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Accessibility

Our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step-free access to the building, accessible workstations (e.g. desk, office), and step-free access to all key meeting rooms and toilets.
  • Interviews can be held in meeting rooms that support hearing loops.
  • Accessibility dogs are welcomed.
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats if needed.
  • A sign language interpreter can be accessed for an interview.

If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with the advising consultant for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.

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    Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022

    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 21st June 2022

    Interviews: Tuesday 28th June 2022

     

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