14 days ago
Adam Donnan MIEnvSc MBA
The IES needs new trustees to help steer the Institution through its next stage of development and uphold an environmental science profession that is informed, trusted and a positive contributor to a sustainable society and environment.
We are a dynamic and rapidly-growing organisation, with a strong reputation in the policy community, and a body with an increasing amount to offer at a time of growing public, political and professional concern about the environment.
We offer a full range of memberships from student to fellow. We support those with a general interest in the sector through to professionals who play an influential role in shaping the future of environmental science.
The IES needs new Council members (trustees) to help steer the Institution through its next stage of development and uphold an environmental science profession that is informed, trusted and a positive contributor to a sustainable society, economy and environment. Most of our Council members are elected from among the membership, but we have the capacity to appoint up to four additional trustees to augment skills where needed.
All IES trustees should:
- Understand the role of the Trustee and be able to add value to the charity through expertise, counsel and sound judgement
- Understand competing pressures (financial, operational, personnel) involved in running a growing charity
- High intellectual capacity with the ability to distil complex information and bring a pragmatic approach to its application.
- Strong communication, networking and interpersonal skills
- An interest in the environment and a commitment to IES’s charitable Object.
- Experience of preparing financial or management accounts as an accountant (financial or management) or through acting as a treasurer at board level
Appointed trustees are asked to commit eight days a year to the IES. This includes attending four Council meetings which are usually held at the IES offices in London. Meetings are hosted during the week and during working hours. Remote access options are available. In addition, there is usually one away day per annum. Between meetings, appointed trustees are expected to contribute electronically to office and Council discussions.
Appointed Trustees are appointed for a period of three years.
Closing date for applications is 27th May.