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Volunteer Chair/Trustee CPRE Buckinghamshire

CPRE Buckinghamshire


Posted over 30 days ago...

We are  recruiting a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and develop our future work.   If you love Buckinghamshire’s countryside and want to help us grow in capacity and influence, we'd like to hear from you.


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Buckinghamshire, HP27 9JS

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

What will you be doing? We’re seeking a proactive leader ideally with some experience of charity governance and board management to become Chair of our charity. Our current Chair plans to retire from the role in November , and the successful candidate will become Vice Chair during a transition period .  We’re seeking someone to help advocate for our campaign priorities and oversee the future direction and development of our charity. We need someone who will support our fundraising, membership and engagement initiatives, build relationships and represent CPRE at key external stakeholder meetings, and liaise with other local CPREs and national CPRE. The role requires approximately 6 to 8 hours per week on average although there is flexibility on this. You need to live in ,or have close links to Buckinghamshire , and you will carry out the role from home, with occasional travel elsewhere in the county.    

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for? You will be passionate about the countryside and possess the leadership skills to move our plans forward with a strong vision and purpose. Your energy, tenacity, and diplomacy will help build our capacity and influence. Ideally, you will bring some of the following qualities:

Previous experience in leadership, management and organisational development Good interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate diplomacy, impartiality, respect and confidentiality Previous experience of committee work – paid or voluntary Knowledge of environmental and countryside issues Knowledge of the charity sector Good written and verbal communication skills Experience of working with people from different backgrounds and abilities Sufficient, flexible daytime and evening availability to fulfil the role (approximately 6 to 8 hours per week on average) A commitment to CPRE campaigns and initiatives We ask that all Trustees are, or are willing to become, members of CPRE (it’s quick and easy to join)

What difference will you make?

As Chair you’ll provide leadership to our Board of Trustees, a team with a broad range of experience, and guide the future strategy, direction and development of our charity. Working collaboratively with your fellow Trustees, volunteers and paid support staff, you will help increase our visibility, promote our campaigns and increase our membership. You’ll help advocate for positive solutions and make a real difference with regard to the issues facing the local countryside and the environment. What’s in it for the volunteer? You’ll have the satisfaction of leading a local charity with a long history of campaigning to promote, protect and enhance the Buckinghamshire countryside. You’ll meet like-minded people throughout Buckinghamshire and across the country, You’ll get involved with social events, networking activities, and topical workshops on a local and national level, and you’ll be able to participate in relevant training.


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