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We are looking for three Trustees to broaden the diversity and skill set of our experienced and established board – please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity. 

Why become a Trustee?

There are probably as many reasons as there are trees in the UK, but here are a few:

  • You will contribute towards creating healthier and happier communities for everyone. 
  • You will gain or develop your experience of playing a non-executive but influential role in a UK wide Charity. 
  • You will enjoy debating issues and problem-solving with a diverse group of committed enthusiasts: your fellow Board members and employees.

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The role

TCV is an ambitious organisation seeking exceptional candidates to join a board that works to connect people to green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community. 

Candidates will ideally have experience of working with government and public bodies on both local and national affairs and will be able to help advance and develop TCV’s interests at all levels of public and private life. In general, you will have an interest in the community, environmental and cultural diversity sectors, and the highest standards of ethical conduct and corporate governance. Previous board experience is essential, whether on commercial or not-for-profit boards.

Experience and/or qualifications are required in the following areas to complement the diverse skill set of our current board:

  • Land management/construction/housebuilding
  • Legal experience and/or qualified 
  • Fundraising and marketing 
  • Digital/communication technologies

As a UK wide charity, we would like to know what region or country you have experience of working in. We would be particularly interested in candidates from Northern Ireland to join our team and complement the experience of our board.

In undertaking the role, you will be working with a loyal and committed team and will set the charity on a pathway that enables it to continue to create healthy and happy communities.

We are keen for our Board to reflect the diversity of the communities that we work in, therefore we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of no more than 2 A4 pages in length explaining why the role excites and interests you, what you would bring to TCV and how you fit our person specification, along with a short CV to Janet Willmot, janet.willmot@tcv.org.uk, PA to the Leadership Team by 12th July 2019.

We anticipate interviews for this role will take place during late July.

A bit about us

For 60 years, TCV has worked across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places. 

 We do this by bringing people together to create, improve and care for green spaces. From local parks and community gardens to local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands and woodlands; we connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.

 We draw upon the expertise of our 220 employees, volunteers and those we hold partnerships with across the UK, working with thousands of volunteers, beneficiaries and community groups to design and deliver solutions to meet their community’s needs. Please click here to view more about our partnerships and current funders.

TCV launched its refreshed strategy in 2018 and we have recently launched our internal business plan for 2019- 2022. Our planned income for this year is in the region of £8.3m, with ambitions to grow this over the life of the plan.