Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Trustee

  • Job Reference: 00000441-1
  • Date posted: 28 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Bumblebee Conservation Trust
  • Location: Combination of remote working and teleconferencing and in-person meetings where practical
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Animals & Wildlife, Education/Training
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Role Summary


Bumblebee Conservation Trust (the Trust), is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. The Trust aims to create a culture that is open about the imbalance of power for many people, and that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential.

This role aims to provide Board Level guidance to achieve this priority and to increase inclusivity throughout the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

This involves:

  • Providing strategic oversight on equality, diversity, inclusivity and equity in all aspectsof the Trust’s work
  • Providing leadership by advising and guiding the Board and CEO with thedevelopment, delivery and review of the Trust’s EDI Policy and action plan
  • Provide general support and oversight for the effective running of the Trust as amember of the Board of Trustees.


Main responsibilities

  • Oversight of the processes by which the Trust addresses inclusivity in projects andactivities
  • Advising the Board and CEO on developing tangible actions the Trust can take tobecome more inclusive, and support plans with dedicated resources to put theprinciples into practice.
  • Assisting fellow Trustees in ensuring an inclusive environment at Board level.
  • Keeping the Board informed of the Trust’s progress on inclusivity.
  • Working with the Trustees to ensure the governance and management of the Trust islegal and effective and complies with requirement from both the Charity Commissionand Companies House
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Trust, representing the charity at meetings andfacilitating networking and opportunities with other organisations and potential donorsand partners


How to Apply

Please download the full Job description.

Your application should be sent by email to Sarah Burrows by the 30th of June 2021.

If you wish, the current Board Chair, Pete Hollingsworth would be happy to have an informal conversation with you about the role, what the Trust is looking for and what the Trust could offer you. Please contact Sarah Burrows to arrange this.


Submit the paperwork for application as follows:

  • A covering letter, outlining your reasons for wishing to join the Board, what you could contribute, and what you would hope to achieve as a Board member.
  • A brief CV, which should include the names and contact details of two people who could vouch for your abilities to serve on a Board and whom the Trust can contact, if necessary.
  • A brief biography (maximum 150 words) which could be circulated to trustees


The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer. This means that when carrying out our work and in the employment of staff to undertake this work, we will seek to ensure accessibility and equity of treatment for all persons regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status.