The Canal & River Trust, the new charity that is the guardian of 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, is searching for an exceptional financially qualified individual to join its Board of Trustees.
One of the largest charities in the UK, with a turnover of around £180 million, the Trust has exciting opportunities to attract new investment and establish new sources of voluntary funding. It has in its care the nation’s third largest collection of listed heritage structures, as well as museums, archives, and hundreds of important wildlife sites. As a new charity, the Trust is giving the public a greater say than ever in the running of their local canal or river.
The Trust is seeking to appoint a financially qualified Trustee to join the main board, chair the Audit Committee and join the Investment Committee. The successful candidate will bring significant corporate finance experience, along with Board or Senior Management level experience in an organisation of similar scale and complexity. With an empathy with the natural and built heritage of the inland waterways, he or she will play a key role in developing the vision and strategy of this important organisation.
Tony Hales, chair of the Canal & River Trust, said: “This is an exciting time to join the Canal & River Trust, in its first year as a vibrant new charity. Waterways connect communities, bring wildlife into town centres and provide a way for us to get in touch with our heritage. Our canals and rivers are enjoyed by boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers, young and old alike, and it is our passion to look after them for future generations. We are seeking an exceptional Trustee who is as enthusiastic about the waterways as we are and who can play a vital part in ensuring they continue to flourish.”
The role is being advertised on exec-appointments.com and the Sunday Times online: http://appointments.thesundaytimes.co.uk/job/427688/trustee.
The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 4 February 2013.
The role is a three year appointment to which the candidate will devote approximately three days a month. The post is a volunteer role and will not be remunerated but proper travel and other expenses will be fully reimbursed.
The Canal & River Trust actively encourages diversity in all areas of the organisation to fully reflect the communities around the waterways, their geographic coverage in England and Wales, and to meet the Davies Report’s recommended target relating to the gender balance of boards.
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Fran Read, press officer, Canal & River Trust
t 020 7985 7276 m 07796 610427 e email@example.com
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Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.