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Trustee Vacancies

We are now recruiting for Trustees to join our small friendly Board.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and growing grant making Trust. Trustees will have the opportunity to build up a greater understanding of charity funding, as well as visiting beneficiary organisations and attending two Board meetings per year.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that principles of equality, diversity and inclusion underpin our approach to our governance, activities, and beneficiaries. We know that equality, diversity and inclusion strengthen the work we do and lead to better outcomes for our beneficiaries, and greater societal impact. We actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and from all sections of the community to apply for these Trustee roles.

For more information about this exciting opportunity including how to apply, please visit the dedicated microsite below.

Our trustees

Andrew Fairbairn

Andrew worked for 18 years as Communications and Development Manager at the Woodland Trust Scotland, with particular interest in ancient trees, deer, creating and protecting native woodland, forestry policy and project management. Since January 2015 Andrew has been working on a self-employed basis as an Environmental Consultant.

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards is an ecologist and project manager with experience in leading conservation work in Scotland, Africa, South Asia and the Middle-East. He has a longstanding involvement in community engagement and action.

Ian was a director of Reforesting Scotland; and is especially interested in the interface between science and the arts. He has authored or edited a number of books and  his current interest is in developing resilience in the face of rapid environmental change and challenges.

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan Hughes

Jonathan (Jonny) Hughes is currently the CEO of WCMC, UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, based in Cambridge.  Prior to this Jonny was the CEO of the Scottish Wildlife Trust for 5 years having previously worked for the Woodland Trust and Westminster City Council.

From September 2012 to June 2020, Jonny was an elected global Councillor of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where for four years he chaired the Council’s policy and programme committee and the EU policy advisory group. He is also a non-Executive Director of Corrour Estate, a large upland estate in Scotland, and chair of the Ecological Advisory Board of Ardtornish Estate.

He holds a B.A in Geography and Biology from Keele University, an MSc in Ecology completed at the University of Florence on an Erasmus scholarship and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In April 2019, Jonny became an Ambassador for the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Liz Thomas

Liz Thomas

Liz is a charity sector professional with a wealth of experience in fundraising and management roles in sectors including: health, social welfare, disability and sensory impairment, volunteering and housing/homelessness. Liz specialises in statutory, trust and lottery fundraising and creating and maintaining long term relationships.

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