Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking to co-opt a trustee with experience in agriculture, farming or land management, in order to reinforce its governing body’s understanding and expertise in relation to these sectors.

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join a vibrant and committed board of trustees (“Council”), which provides the governance function for the charity. Most members of Council are directly elected by the membership but this will be a co-opted position.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in agriculture, farming or land management
  • Ability to think strategically and differentiate between strategy and operations
  • Ability to constructively challenge fellow trustees and senior management
  • A strong personal commitment to environmental issues

This post is without remuneration but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses may be reclaimed.

If you would like to play a role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you. For further details, please download the application pack, which includes a full role description and person specification. If you would like more information please phone 0131 312 7765.

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to: The Company Secretary, Scottish Wildlife Trust, 110 Harbourside House, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF or to

The closing date for applications is noon Friday 12 July. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.


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