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Join our Board of Trustees

We are seeking new trustees to help lead and govern our ambitious environmental charity. Could you volunteer your time and skills to help improve and protect Eden’s rivers, tributaries and lakes for people and wildlife?

The Trust, whose vision is A Healthy Eden for All, has been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming.  These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access and learning.

Whilst all our trustees have an interest in our core work of conserving and connecting people with rivers, we are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in enhancing skills within the Board in marketing and HR as well as gaining representation from communities who have experienced flooding.

Our ultimate aim is to develop and broaden the diversity of our Board of Trustees, ensuring we have a variety of perspectives and backgrounds so that our governance is as robust and as representative of our stakeholders as possible.

Hilary Wade, who became a trustee after retiring from her role as Director of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery comments:

“Being an ERT trustee is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative environmental charity. I’ve learnt about the Eden catchment, river conservation and why it is so important that we have healthy rivers. The range of the projects the Trust delivers is so wide and I’ve been involved in discussions about all manner of topics such as flooding, fundraising, governance, farming, education and diversity.

“Even without a conservation background, I feel my skills and experience have been valued and I’ve been able to make a difference to the work of the Trust.  What better way of helping to improve and protect the River Eden for the benefit of people and wildlife?”

To apply, please send an expression of interest (250-500 words) explaining why you wish to become a trustee of Eden Rivers Trust and what you think you can bring to the Board and the organisation along with a short CV or resume.

To have an informal discussion about the role or to submit your completed expression of interest and CV email vice-chair@edenrt.org

Alternatively, you can send it FAO Vice Chair, Eden Rivers Trust, Dunmail Building, Newton Rigg College, Penrith. CA11 0AH

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