Trustee (London Wildlife Trust)

We’re looking for a Trustee with experience in ecology, conservation or climate policy to play an active part in ensuring we remains a driving force for nature conservation across the capital. 

Role & Responsibilities 

Our Trustees work with the Chair and other members of the Board to determine the Trust’s strategy and ensure that it delivers on its charitable objectives and long-term mission, which include:

  • Contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role to give firm strategic direction to the Trust, supporting the senior management team to develop its strategy.
  • Contribute to setting and agreeing targets, regularly monitoring and evaluating performance against key metrics with risk in mind,
  • Ensure the Trust’s governance is of the highest possible standard
  • Guide, challenge and hold the Senior Leadership Team to account to develop and deliver an effective organisational strategy and plan, and build a successful, happy and impactful team.

Our ideal Trustees

The Trust is looking for someone who can be a critical friend to our conservation policy and approach to securing changes at a political and legislative level through advocacy, influence, campaigns and partnering.

Candidates must be UK-based. Given the nature of the Trust and the work it does, there is a preference for candidates who are based in or have connections to London.

All Trustees are required to become members of the Trust.

Please see role profile for full person specification.

Terms of Appointment

This role is unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Attendance at 6 yearly meetings plus an annual strategy session, half of which are typically delivered online, and occasional further contribution either in person or online to provide mentoring, advice and guidance.

Trustees are elected at the AGM for a term of three years, which may be renewed for one further three-year term and then can be extended for up to two years if required.


Closing Date: 9th June 2023

Candidates can expect to be contacted by: 15th June 2023

Interview will likely be held: Through June and July 2023   

Expected/preferred start date: late September – October 2023