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Trustee required for North East Wales Wildlife Board

Vacancy details (Closing date - 5pm, Friday 31st March 2017)


NEWWildlife is a small independent charity, formerly known as the Deeside Urban Wildlife Group, which has been in existence since 1986. The main objectives of the charity are: “To promote and assist in the preservation and conservation of land in North East Wales which is of educational or scientific interest to the general public. This includes land within which the wildlife is in need of protection and including the improvement and maintenance of public parks and to educate the public in all matters concerning wildlife and nature conservation”. Much of the focus is on land management for amphibians and reptiles and engaging with local communities to promote wider aspects of biodiversity and conservation. The charity has its main office base at Plas Power, Wrexham, from where it coordinates its operations including the management of the Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve on behalf of the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Our small team of up to six staff is both office based and reserve based. The staff are involved in a wide range of projects and land management and are assisted by a team of dedicated volunteers.  We manage 14 nature reserves in Wales mainly comprising brownfield sites, pondscapes and woodland habitats, several of which are Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). Whilst NEWWildlife is a membership organisation, much of the funding for the work of the charity comes from grants from Defra and Natural Resources Wales as well as income received from landowners/developers to manage sites given over to conservation, as well as the provision of training courses. Local community groups and volunteers help us in a variety of ways and are a key part of our success story.

For more information on NEWWildlife please visit www.newwildlife.org.uk

The opportunity

  • NEWWildlife is seeking to recruit a trustee to join its Board of Trustees.
  • The charity is keen to encourage applications from people with a wide range of skills, but particularly with any of the following expertise or keen interest: working in a conservation context in a professional environment, great crested newt experience, organisational management in a professional environment, fundraising, working with volunteers, legal background.
  • The role would require at least 4 hours support for the charity every month and would be a voluntary appointment for an initial commitment of three to five years.

Application Contact

For more information about the opportunity, please contact Anne Brenchley, Chair of Trustees for NEWWildlife on 01352 750118 or 07896 830940

Applicants should send a CV and a completed Nomination Form to:

Mair Westwood (Administrative Officer) to the below address or by email: mwestwood@newwildlife.org.uk

North East Wales Wildlife Ltd
3 – 4 Plas Power Road
Tan y Fron
LL11 5SZ

01978 269568


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