NBN Trust Trustee

Job Title: NBN Trust Trustee
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Unknown
Salary: 0
Reference: NBNTrust1
Contact Name: Sarah Hyslop
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 02, 2021 13:55

Job Description

Want to save the planet, by thinking globally and acting locally?

Excited by biodiversity data and want to champion its collection, curation, sharing and use?

Could you engage new supporters with a UK environmental charity?

The National Biodiversity Network is seeking to appoint up to 3 new Trustees to assist the NBN in delivering its strategy into 2021 and beyond.

The Organisation

The National Biodiversity Network Trust is a charitable organisation with a membership that shares biological data and information under the banner of the National Biodiversity Network (the NBN). Membership includes most of the UK’s national biological recording schemes and societies, many of the UK’s largest wildlife charities and Local Environmental Record Centres, as well as government agencies, research institutions, museums, botanic gardens and members of the public. By engaging with our membership, we are able to draw upon a broad range of skills and resources needed to develop the building blocks for an effective NBN.

The NBN provides a digital infrastructure to facilitate the sharing of wildlife information in the UK. By providing easy access to the information people need about wildlife, informed decisions can be made to ensure our natural environment is diverse and sustainable now and in the future.

The Opportunity

We are looking to appoint up to three talented and committed new trustees to enhance and extend the range of skills across our Board. We are particularly keen to attract applications from potential trustees with skills in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of key players in the biodiversity/data sector
  • IT systems development/ hosting
  • Data management
  • Knowledge of the commercial ecological / environmental sector
  • Finance/fundraising

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the board of the NBN Trust and you have skills you think could help steer the charity, please supply the following:

  • A comprehensive CV outlining your key achievements in previous and current roles
  • A covering letter detailing why you are interested in the role and why you believe your skills would support the NBN Trust
  • Details of two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior consent)

Please email your application to:

For further information please refer to the Trustee Candidate Recruitment Pack

The NBN's Strategy 2015-2020 and Annual Report 2019-2020 are also available.

If you would like a confidential conversation with our Chair about the role (before applying) please email to set up a time.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at 12 noon 

Interviews are to take place online on Friday 19th March 2021 

Please email your application to: