TreeSisters is looking for inspiring individuals to join our committed Board of Trustees with a genuine interest in TreeSisters, Reforestation, and Feminine Nature Based Leadership.
This involves maintaining an overview of the governance and smooth running of the Board at an exciting time of expansion and increasing global visibility for the charity. We are a UK registered charity with a global remit, currently seeking to expand and bring in additional skills. We are looking for several Trustees with a range of skills but particularly an Honorary Secretary*.
*The Honorary Secretary is an individual who will be responsible for the smooth running of administration relating to Board meetings and ideally have a strong understanding of Charity Law and Governance from previous charity experience. The role of the secretary is to support the chair by ensuring the board functions smoothly.
We expect Trustee roles to require 2-3 hours per week, plus quarterly Board meetings and occasional off-sites, however, there are lots of projects that new Trustees would be welcome to be part of should their availability allow.
Please ensure that your CV reflects your appropriate qualifications and experience along with a covering letter which covers why you are suitable for the post of Trustee/Honorary Secretary and/or why you would like to become a Trustee of TreeSisters if you have other relevant skills, what attracts you to a role with us and what your availability is. Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Key responsibilities include:
General responsibilities of trustee
The duties of the Honorary Secretary are as follows:
Applicants should have the following qualities:
Legal and Organisational
By applying for the role, you will be affirming that you are not disqualified by law from acting as a trustee. Trustees are appointed for a term of 3 years and are then eligible for re-appointment.
In addition to Trustees’ legal duties, we ask all Trustees to:
The board meets virtually for half-day Board meetings quarterly with at least one face to face meeting per year. There is some sub-committee work which takes place mainly on the alternating month.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
TreeSisters believe that diverse boards strengthen society. We are enthusiastically committed to a long term, ongoing, organisation-wide journey of transforming systemic racism within our work. We invite applications from people who would like to both experience and play a part in this journey. We welcome applications from BIPOC. As an organisation, we have committed to playing our part in dismantling systemic racism and making our team and network as inclusive as possible.
TreeSisters values your perspective and experience regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, spiritual practise, belief system, physical ability, formal education and background. We are committed to equal opportunity employment and we want to hear from you if you feel inspired to apply to TreeSisters.
Who Are We?
TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical restoration into everyone’s hands. Through individuals and businesses that give back to Nature every month, TreeSisters has so far funded the planting of over 22 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.
Our vision is a world in which it is normal for everyone to protect and restore themselves and their world. Our mission is to rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation by inspiring and channelling women’s Nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.