Tortworth Forest Centre CIC in Gloucestershire, which aims to provide a welcoming woodland, accessible to all, in which people and nature can thrive alongside Tortworth’s botanic tree collection, is currently seeking to recruit new non-executive Directors to support the next phase of its organisational growth and trading, ensuring it is best placed to manage the arboretum, support the communities the CIC works with and become financially resilient. Details about this volunteer role is provided below. No application deadline has been specified.
The CIC is particularly interested in receiving applications from females, people with lived experienced of poor mental health or disabilities and people from ethnically diverse communities.
We would be grateful if you could forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Bec Briar, Director at Tortworth Forest Centre CIC for asking us to share details of this opportunity.
The advertisement reads:
“VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS (VOLUNTEER ROLES), Tortworth Forest Centre CIC
o Do you have skills and experience that could support our work?
o Do you have a vision for the future of the arboretum and time to work with us to realise it?
“Join us at the arboretum as a volunteer Non-Executive Director and be a part of the growth of this impactful volunteer-driven organisation.
“Our mission is to restore and manage the exotic tree collection at Tortworth, and create an inspiring and inclusive outdoor learning space. Since 2015 we have been restoring and managing the tree collection and inviting people to join us in the arboretum for health and wellbeing, education and training.
“We have grown significantly in the last two years and we are now seeking support for our staff team in our next stage as a community organisation.
“Directors work with the leadership team to guide the organisation and to make sure it delivers for our beneficiaries. In addition to providing skills and experiences, Directors contribute to the overall governance of the organisation, helping staff and volunteers to deliver our aims.
“We are seeking new non-exec Directors to support the next phase of organisational growth and trading, ensuring we are best placed to manage the arboretum, support the communities we work with and become financially resilient.
“We are seeking the following skills:
o Organisational development and Human Resources (HR).
o Business strategy.
o Safeguarding, mental health, and person-centred project design.
o Arboriculture, dendrology, and landscape design, and
o Finance, Trading and Fundraising.
“The main duties of a Director are:
o Work with staff to periodically review our objectives and ensure everything we do is aligned with our values.
o Monitor the organisation’s financial position, ensuring it operates within its means whilst putting the interests of our beneficiaries at the front of our decision-making process.
o Work with the relevant staff members to guide their work in your area of expertise, e.g. fundraising, safeguarding.
“The board meets 4 times per year via Zoom, and we also ask that Directors volunteer at least two of our community events over the course of the year. Reasonable travel expenses will be covered for all on site meetings.
To better reflect and advocate for our community, we are particularly interested in applications from females, people with lived experienced of poor mental health or disabilities and people from ethnically diverse communities.
To discuss the roles available please email Bec Briar at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Further information about Tortworth Forest Centre CIC is available on its website.