Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: voluntary
Reference: Tree Aid 1-3
Contact Name: Tom Skirrow
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2021 14:50

Job Description

Tree Aid Trustee

  • Duration: 3 Year Term of Appointment, maximum of 2 terms
  • Closing date:  Sunday 18th July 2021

About Tree Aid

Tree Aid is an international development organisation working with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

At this critical moment for our work, we are looking for new Trustees to join our board and help oversee the strategic direction and growth of the organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people who are living on the frontline of the climate crisis. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are values led, unique in what we do and are growing fast.

About the role

You will be joining an existing team of passionate and experienced trustees to support the organisations mission, strategic direction and growth over the coming years.

The trustee role will support Tree Aid by

  • Ensuring that Tree Aid has a clear vision, mission and strategy
  • Being responsible for the of the oversight of the performance of Tree Aid
  • Ensuring that Tree Aid’s governance is of the highest possible standard;
  • Holding the Chief Executive accountable for the achievement of the organisation's goal
  • Ensuring that Tree Aid complies with all legal and regulatory requirements;

We are particularly looking for Trustees with skills in Finance and Corporate Governance, International Development and Campaigning and Advocacy

Key documents

The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded from Tree Aid's website:

Key dates

  • Closing date: Sunday 18th July 2021
  • Start date: September 2021

Interviews are expected to take place in the last week of July 2021

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a covering letter setting out how you meet the person specification to

Our approach to recruitment

We recruit with openness and transparency and employ people based on their ability to carry out the role being recruited for. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work. 

We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. 

Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The jobholder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

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