Role: to be part of the governing body of the Open Spaces Society and help it fulfill its role of protecting open spaces and public paths for the use of the public and, in particular, to help it become more financially self-sufficient and thus ensure it continues to help future generations. We have an excellent committee but, like many small charities, are in need of more help in certain areas. We would be pleased to co-opt people with the expertise and background below, but they need to join the society before they are eligible to serve as a trustee.
Term: at least one year – preferably two to three.
• a genuine interest in the objects of the society; and
• resident in Wales with a knowledge of and interest in our work there (we would like at least one trustee to be a Welsh resident to help make our work more relevant to Wales); and/or
• background in publicity/marketing/social media/fund-raising especially in the charity sector; and/or
• legal expertise.
Hours: Not onerous. There are four trustees’ meetings a year plus the AGM—currently all in London, lasting three to four hours on a weekday. There is an option of serving on subcommittees or working parties (eg finance, membership) according to skills and interests.
Apart from meetings, most work can be done online and from home. There are occasional exceptions.
Remuneration: None—expenses are paid. We hope the work is the reward!
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