Become a Plant Heritage Trustee

Plant Heritage is seeking a number of Trustees in 2015. Being a Trustee is an important and rewarding role that will involve you taking a key part in shaping Plant Heritage?s future. You can bring your skills and energy to the charity?s work and in turn you will also gain valuable new experience and knowledge.

About the job

Trustees have ultimate responsibility for running the charity and ensuring that cultivated plant conservation is kept at the core of its interests. The Board of Trustees:

  • Takes the big decisions about the future of the charity
  • Sets the right framework for the charity?s paid staff and volunteers so that they can work together to achieve the charity?s objectives
  • Ensures the charity complies with the law and with regulatory requirements
  • Safeguards the charity?s money and other assets

Trustees set strategic direction and hold the staff to account for the delivery of agreed plans and the efficient management of the charity?s resources. Trustees work as part of a team that make up the Board of Trustees who make decisions jointly to act in the interests of the charity as a whole and of


If you are interested, you are encouraged to apply by completing this?application form?and returning it with your CV to:? 31 May 2015).

Candidates will be shortlisted for an informal interview by the Board’s nomination committee and then Trustees will be elected by the Council of Plant Heritage on 8th July.

A prospective trustee is welcome to contact the Chairman Mike Buffin for an informal chat before submitting their application (07881 8424488).? You may also speak to another Trustee by phone if you wish.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the process, please contact Sarah Quarterman, Chief Executive? 447540.

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