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Do you care about what is happening to our Dorset countryside and communities?

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27th February 2023

We are seeking two new trustees and would love to hear from members if interested in becoming a trustee or know of anyone with enthusiasm, skills and experience who could make a real difference.

May 2023 update. We welcome Mike Madgwick and Peter Neil both co-opted as Trustees on 12th May bringing us up to the maximum of seven. We now have Trustees covering all our Group areas in Dorset.

Why we want you

By becoming a trustee, you will help us to find positive solutions for the issues and threats facing our beautiful Dorset countryside and our communities. Your enthusiasm, skills and experience could make a real difference.

As a trustee you’ll contribute towards decisions to develop our charity in line with our strategy and policy. You’ll also ensure our compliance with governance regulations.

We’re ideally looking for volunteers with some previous fundraising or marketing experience and a passion for environmental and countryside issues.

What you will be doing

  • Contribute ideas for CPRE’s external communications e.g. newsletters, website, social media and display stand.
  • Developing and implementing our strategic plan to help us to deliver our mission
  • Supporting the effective and efficient administration of our charity
  • Contributing investment decisions to ensure the financial sustainability of our charity
  • Supporting the recruitment of volunteers and contractors
  • Ensuring we work within charity law and regulations
  • Being a positive advocate for CPRE and encouraging others to support our work
  • Safeguarding the good name and values of our charity
  • We ask that all trustees are, or are willing to become, members of CPRE

The skills you need

  • A commitment to CPRE policies, campaigns and initiatives
  • An understanding of, or interest in, the charity sector
  • Some experience of working in a strategic way - paid or voluntary
  • Independent judgement and a creative approach to problem solving
  • An understanding of the legal duties and responsibilities of a trustee, or a willingness to learn
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have access to a computer and the internet at home and be comfortable using them
  • Be able to commit to volunteering regularly to suit your availability including attendance at trustee meetings (four per year)

What's in it for you

  • Use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of our charity and make a positive difference to the countryside
  • Meet like-minded people and enjoy being part of a team
  • Enhance your CV by developing new skills and gaining valuable experience
  • We’ll support you to develop in your volunteering role. National CPRE organise online induction days.
  • We’ll give you a reference for your future work or volunteering
  • Get involved with social events and workshops on a local and national level

If you think you have got the passion and can bring something to the table, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact one of our existing Trustees or email info @dorset-cpre.org for an impartial chat.

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