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Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 19th February 2019

  • Advertised from 14th January 2019


About Forth Environment Link – Organisational Overview

Forth Environment Link (FEL) is a Scottish environmental charity leading the way on connecting people and place. FEL supports more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; encourages more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and helps increase the lifespan of our everyday items. The following values underpin our activity as an organisation:

  • People first - Investing in our team to ensure we can provide tailored support where it is needed most.
  • Enabling – Delivering activity in a way that is practical, easy to understand and accessible to everyone.
  • Collaborative - Ensuring we work in partnership to add value where we can.
  • Innovative - Testing and developing new ideas and being a catalyst for change.
  • Passionate – In everything we do, we demonstrate a love for the environment and our place within it.
  • Fair – Working in a way that is inclusive and reflects the needs of the people and communities we work with.

Our strategic approach reflects our ambition as an organisation and recognises the role third sector will perform in delivering national outcomes at a local and regional level.

The Role

In recognition of the ever-changing landscape of the organisation, Forth Environment Link would like to appoint new Trustees to expand the current knowledge-base and diversity of the Board.

We are currently looking for Trustees who are passionate about the environment, and who can help us achieve our strategic aims and ambitions, particularly those with significant skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Strategic development
  • Financial and budget management, with knowledge of corporate or charity governance
  • Fundraising
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/communication

Familiarity with local government policies of Forth Valley including Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk area

Wider knowledge of Scotland and Scottish Government policies on areas of strategic relevance to FEL

We would particularly welcome applications from young people or those with a youth perspective, as this area is currently under represented on the Board.

Application notes

To download an application pack please visit our websiteor see below.

In order to express your interest in a role on our Board of Trustees, please complete the application form together with the skills matrix, giving examples of your experience or level of expertise.

Please email your completed application form FAO: Kate Sankey (Board Chair) to along with a personal statement explaining why you wish to become a trustee.

Your personal statement should give evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet all of the essential criteria for this role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria.

The candidates who meet essential criteria will be invited for interview in February 2019. It is therefore important that your statement gives full but concise information relevant to the essential criteria.