Heritage Trustee Organisation: Environment Trust Environment Trust is an established buildings preservation and natural environment conservation charity operating in the London Boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow. We educate, empower and mobilise people to improve, preserve and protect their neighbourhoods for the benefit of nature and people everywhere. This is an exciting time to get involved with Environment Trust as the organisation undergoes a process of transformation to raise our profile and our impact as the leading body protecting and promoting nature and heritage conservation in Southwest London. Role title: Heritage Trustee Direct report : Chair of Trustees Time commitments: Attend Trustee Board meetings normally six times a year and the AGM. In addition, have sufficient time to attend meetings of the Property Committee, meet with and support the Heritage Project Manager. Represent and promote the Trust at various events and meetings with key people. Generate and process key documents and papers. Remuneration: The post is voluntary and not remunerated Location: Meetings are normally held at the Trust’s office - ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR Purpose of the role The Heritage Trustee has the same statutory responsibilities as all trustees: To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations; To ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document; To ensure the organisation uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects: the organisation must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are; To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets; To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation; To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation; To ensure the financial stability of the organisation; To protect and manage the property of the charity Other duties In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the board of trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve: Scrutinising board papers Leading discussions Focusing on key issues Providing guidance on new initiatives Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise Additional Responsibilities of the Heritage Trustee In addition to the above duties the Heritage Trustee will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise to the Board, Heritage Project Manager, CEO and other staff on the integration of heritage across the range of the Trust’s strategies and activities. Person Specification Essential Demonstrate passion and commitment to the charity, its strategic objectives and cause Demonstrate a broad, clear knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the heritage sector including legislation, policy, conservation, architecture, historic Landscapes, heritage regeneration projects and conservation area management plans Knowledge, commitment to and experience of community engagement and involvement Knowledge and interest in environmental impact of environmental issues and concerns upon built heritage Knowledge and experience of the funding challenges facing the heritage sector, including major capital projects, publicly funded projects and major private donors Demonstrate good networking capabilities and strong personal connections in the heritage sector Demonstrate experience of operating at a senior level achieving objectives within an organisation Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable skills in fostering and promoting a collaborative team environment Desirable Knowledge of heritage issues in South West London Experience of working in a BPT Qualifications as a historian or similar related profession For further information about this role please contact John Anderson, Chair, on [email protected] or 07951 021655.