We're looking for a new Trustee to join our 12 strong Board of Trustees. The charity works with a wide range of public and private stakeholders, including local authorities, and conservation bodies to preserve, improve, and promote the 630-mile South West Coast Path (SWCP) National Trail. The SWCP is recognised as one of the World's top trails, and an important environmental and economic asset for the SW Region. The Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. The charity is thriving, it has a growing membership of more than 10,000, with approximately 400 local 'Way Maker' business supporters, all passionate about the Trail.
The successful Trustee candidate will have a general legal background and be able and willing to get to grips with UK Charity Law and regulation, and Public Rights of Way legislation, sufficient to provide advice to the Board, the Associations permanent staff, and appropriate Board committees. The role is unpaid, however reasonable expenses are remunerated for volunteers.
More information on volunteering with the charity and a copy of the Trustee prospectus can be found here.
It is not essential that the successful candidate will be a member of the Association already or be resident in the SW of England. Quarterly Board meetings are held at the charities Royal William Yard Offices in Plymouth, and candidates should also be prepared to join one of the 3 committees - Path, Membership & Fundraising, and Finance & HR, which also meet on a quarterly basis in advance of the Board.
The charity makes extensive use of video conferencing, when appropriate, to contain costs. Trustees, co-opted for their specialist contributions are expected to join the Association, to be good 'team players', and to exhibit enthusiasm for the Association's aims, particularly conserving and promoting the path, the health and wellbeing benefits of walking, nature conservation and climate change adaptation in the path's 'green corridor'.
Interested? Then please contact the Board Chair, Bob Mark, or Charity Director, Julian Gray, for more information