Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Non-Exec
Job Published: August 09, 2021 12:15

Job Description

The Forest of Avon Trust is looking to appoint Charity Non-Executive Directors/ Trustees

The work of the charity is overseen by 6 unpaid Non-Executive Directors (Trustees) and we are looking to expand this team and grow the skills within it, and we are currently appointing charity directors with skills in one or more of the following areas: 

• Legal & Compliance 

• Finance 

• Farming & Landowning / Land Management. 

The Forest of Avon Trust has a staff team of 6 led by an Executive Director and comprising a Deputy Executive Director, Finance Officer, two Tree & Woodland Officers and a Health & Wellbeing Officer. The work of the charity is overseen by 6 Non-Executive Directors (Trustees) and we are looking to expand this team and grow the skills within it, by recruiting additional charity directors. Our current charity directors come from varied backgrounds, including conservation, arboriculture, business and higher education. Whilst previous charitable or non-executive directorship experience would be an advantage, it is not critical. If you have suitable higher-level experience and can commit to attending quarterly 2-hour Board meetings and providing support at an average of one hour per week, then we would be very interested to hear from you. 

Successful candidates would also work with other directors to oversee and help shape the work of the charity. These positions are unpaid voluntary roles with four yearly board meetings in the Bristol area (or online). They also involve regular liaison with the Forest of Avon Trust Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director.   Appointments are initially for 1 year.

The Forest of Avon Trust is the tree and woodland charity for the West of England. As one of England’s Community Forests (ECF’s) it is an independent member of a network of forests across England. The charity delivers a wide range of projects and activities to bring the many benefits of trees to people in Bristol, Bath & the West of England now and to deliver a more sustainable future.

The charity’s objectives are to promote, for the benefit of the public, the conservation and improvement of the Forest of Avon by:

• Creating, conserving and protecting woodlands and the wider environment.

• Delivering public engagement programmes on the importance of woodlands and the environment.

• Creating opportunities for the public to enjoy woodlands and other places within the Forest of Avon.

This is an exciting time for the Forest of Avon Trust, and this is a great opportunity to contribute ideas and expertise to further grow the charity’s work for local trees &, woodlands, benefitting people now and in the future.

Interested?  If so, please email a summary CV and also a covering letter setting out your interest in a particular role and the skills that you can bring to it, to Jon Clark, Executive Director, at:

For more information on the Forest of Avon Trust, visit:

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are pleased to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for this role without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age