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Director with an interest in Biodiversity Conservation, The Catrail Charity, UK

Director for a self-funded Scottish charity which gives grants to charities in several fields including biodiversity conservation, international development and human rights.  Voluntary position.

The Catrail Charity, a small Scottish charity which makes grants to UK-registered charities in the fields of international development, biodiversity conservation, environmental protection, human rights and homelessness issues, is seeking a director with an interest in biodiversity conservation.  This is a voluntary position requiring approximately 5 days per year working from home.

Job purpose

Each director has responsibility in a particular field in which the Catrail Charity is active.  There are currently four directors and a treasurer.  The Charity currently supports 3 international biodiversity conservation charities, and 9 other charities.

Activities

 - as outlined in https://www.oscr.org.uk/media/2728/v10_guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.pdf

 - gather data, perform and report evaluations of biodiversity conservation charities

 - participate in Charity activities, such as AGMs (participation can be by teleconferencing and other remote means)

Qualifications & experience

1. experience of document-based research 2. empirical outlook 3. experience in biodiversity conservation, either field- or office-based, preferred 4. knowledge of UK-registered charities which work in biodiversity conservation preferred 5. knowledge of gathering data for and performing biodiversity conservation project assessment/evaluation preferred 6. knowledge of the duties of trustees

(see https://www.oscr.org.uk/media/2728/v10_guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees.pdf and https://www.oscr.org.uk/charities/managing-your-charity/trustee-duties)

7. sufficient knowledge of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, and other relevant legislation, to help the charity comply with relevant legislation 8. educated to undergraduate degree level and/or with relevant experience

Remuneration: expenses only

The post of Secretary of the Charity is also available. Please see https://www.charityjob.co.uk/volunteer-jobs/the-catrail-charity/charity-secretary/540681?tsId=1

Closing date: 08/03/2018

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