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Chiltern Society seeks trustees

Monday 6 October 2014

The Chiltern Society is going through a growth period. In the last eighteen months it has taken over the running of three additional nature reserves and expects to take over several more in the near future,  launched a 42 mile footpath trail in the North Chilterns, provided additional effort to protect our footpaths and bridleways, engaged a second Director to accelerate its conservation and development programme, increased its activity and voice concerning several serious planning threats across the Chilterns and has aspirations to grow its membership across all geographic and demographic sectors. The Society expects to expand its successful cooperative efforts with the Chilterns Conservation Board. 

All this in addition to the essential activities enjoyed by nearly 7000 members and 500 plus volunteers. Also, 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Chiltern Society which is a milestone to be celebrated. 

The current Trustees are now looking for two or three additional Trustees. Potential applicants should care about the Chilterns and preferably have some interest, knowledge or experience in specific key aspects, specifically Governance, Business management, Education, Fund Raising, Site acquisition, Outreach, Oxfordshire, and North Hertfordshire. Trustees form the Executive Council and fulfil the roles of Directors of the Society.

Trustees are volunteers and their time commitment is variable. The Executive Council meets formally six times per year usually in the evening plus one or two full day meetings per year. In addition, Trustees are encouraged as Directors of the Society to get involved in some Executive Council role in the activities, goals or purpose of the Society which might average three or four days per month. Some Trustees are also involved as regular volunteers in one or more ongoing activities of the Society.

Is this something that would interest you? If so, to apply contact the Chiltern Society Office (tel 01494 771250) or email David Abbis, General Secretary.

Find out more about the Chiltern Society at www.chilternsociety.org.uk

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