Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Trustees needed for an exciting new environmental charity

This is an interesting opportunity to help set up and run a new charity focused on the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The charity will help:

  • Conserve and enhance the landscape of the AONB
  • Ensure that traditional rural trades and crafts such as woodland coppicing, charcoal making  and hedge laying are kept alive
  • Offer young people opportunities to gains practical countryside skills and enhance their job opportunities
  • Encourage and enable people of all abilities to get out and explore the countryside, towns and villages of the area 
  • Provide opportunities for all ages to learn about the wonderful landscape, wildlife, history, archaeology and culture of the area
  • Foster the creative interpretation of the area using the amazing creative talent that exists 
  • Promote the area as a green tourism destination for those who might want to come to walk, ride or cycle or learn about the area
  • Offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities
Skills that we are looking for: We would be really interested in hearing from you if you have skills or experience in any of the following areas: fundraising/bid writing, project management, marketing/promotion, HR, finance/book keeping or business acumen.

Time commitment: It is envisaged that once the charity has been set up it will meet approximately 6 times a year though some of these may be ‘virtual’ meetings by Skype or telephone.

Expenses: Reasonable expenses for travel to meetings may be able to be claimed

For an Information Pack, please contact Shirley Merrick on or 01725 517417.
For an informal chat contact Linda Nunn, AONB Director on or 01725 517417

Closing Date: 2nd March 2015
Interviews: end March/April 2015 (TBC)