Directors (Trustees)
North East Wilds CIC
Voluntary

Time Commitment: Quarterly Meet and ongoing problem solving – via email/whatsapp.
Focused projects would be time limited and pre-agreed.
The total hourly commitment would be a minimum of 24 hours a year
The location for meetings is flexible and may be via Zoom.

North East Wilds CIC has been running for 2 years, supporting people to access outdoor activities to improve their mental health and well-being. We run forest school programmes, bushcraft days and community gardening to encourage a greater connection with nature, community and improved mental health for people of all ages. This is becoming more and more important as society spends more time indoors, on screens and working in isolation.

Our sessions help address key areas of mental health including:

  • Reducing loneliness and nurturing friendships
  • Increasing self-esteem through learning new skills
  • Improved physical health through exercise, healthy eating and improved sleep
  • Greater mindfulness through dedicated DBT skills-teaching
  • Improved empathy and gratitude through care for the environment.

These combine to help improve individual wellbeing and community resilience in ways that are sustainable and accessible.

Initially we are looking to recruit Directors with the following areas of expertise, although we welcome applications from people with other skill sets:

  • Mental Health therapy, inclusive of a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Finance/bookkeeping and forecasting.
  • Marketing, networking and communications

Roles and responsibilities of all Directors:

  • Formulate & review the organisation’s strategy to achieve its aims and objectives
  • Ensure policy & practices keep to the organisation’s aims and core values
  • Ensure the organisation functions within its legal and financial requirements, and strives to achieve best practice
  • Promote the objectives of the organisation

Essential Qualities of All Directors: 

  • A passion and commitment towards North East Wild’s mission and aims
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Directorship
  • Familiarity with our governing document
  • A willingness to devote time to carrying out responsibilities and a vision to move towards new opportunities
  • A willingness to work together as a team to constructively discuss topics and reach decisions for the company

Application Process:  To apply please prepare no more than one side of A4 telling us which director role(s) you are applying for, your relevant experience and what difference you hope to make to North East Wilds. Please also include your full name and contact details.
Please send these to hello@northeastwilds.org

If you would like to ask any questions or discuss the roles before applying email the address above or call: 07713642169
Closing date 5.00pm on Friday 31st December 2021.