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Trustees – Events Management / Marketing & Publicity

To help grow our charity’s influence and impact, we are expanding our Board and wish to appoint two additional Trustees. We’re seeking individuals with experience in events management, and/or marketing and publicity. This could be in a commercial context or in the not-for-profit sector. Please note you must have some weekday availability for these roles, in order to collaborate effectively with our paid staff and volunteers.

We have a strong and diverse Board of Trustees. All of our Trustees perform dual roles. Collectively they are responsible for the governance of the charity. And individually, each Trustee is directly involved in one or more aspects of our day to day work.

What will you be doing?

This is an excellent opportunity to play an influential role in a respected local environmental organisation, to apply your skills and experience to make a real difference and to be part of a friendly and passionate group.

Duties include:

  • Events Management portfolio: utilise your previous experience in coordinating events to lead the planning and delivery of a significant annual event for CPRE members and the wider public, and also provide advice to staff and volunteers on smaller events;
  • Marketing and Publicity portfolio: utilise your previous marketing and publicity / communications experience to play an active role, along with our Chief Executive and Office Manager, in devising and implementing various programmes to grow our charity’s membership and broaden our reach to more audiences;
  • Be an advocate for the charity at all times – taking an interest in our campaigns and talking about our work, asking people to join or donate;
  • Provide strategic direction to the organisation, helping set overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance;
  • Help ensure that the charity complies with its constitution, charity law, and other relevant legislation or regulations;
  • Safeguard the good name and values of the charity;
  • Oversee the financial stability and effective administration of the charity;
  • Help protect and manage the property of the charity and ensure proper investment of the charity’s funds;
  • Have oversight of staff and volunteer appointments and resourcing.

What are we looking for?

You will be home-based, carrying out activities around your other commitments and attending occasional meetings on Zoom and at our office in Welwyn. As a guide, we anticipate this voluntary role will require on average 3 hours per week. This includes participation in six Trustee Board meetings per year, the Annual General Meeting, and occasional other meetings and events.

All Trustees should have:

  • a strong interest in the countryside
  • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of trusteeship
  • the necessary time and scheduling flexibility to fulfill their role, including some weekday availability to work as a team member with our paid staff and volunteers
  • an ability to think strategically
  • a willingness to speak their mind and participate fully in meetings
  • the ability to work as a team member with paid staff and volunteers
  • good digital skills including internet, email, MS Word or equivalent, and social media

In accordance with our constitution, all Trustees must be, or become, members of CPRE Hertfordshire. It’s easy to join online. Trustees may serve for up to 6 years.

What difference will you make?

At CPRE Hertfordshire we want to encourage everyone to connect with and protect the beautiful countryside and its benefits. As a Trustee you will be able to make a significant and direct contribution to the success of the charity.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

CPRE volunteers are motivated to help for a range of reasons, but normally they have a strong interest in protecting and enhancing the environment, as well as encouraging people to enjoy the countryside and all it has to offer. A number of our former Trustees continue to actively volunteer for the charity and have been with us for many years.

Benefits include:

  • A great opportunity to use your existing experience and to develop new skills
  • Working with others to make a difference both locally and nationally
  • The potential to meet and discuss issues with a wide range of like-minded people
  • Opportunities to attend local and national CPRE training, activities, events and workshops

The role is voluntary although we will pay out-of-pocket expenses with prior agreement, in line with our Volunteers Policy. CPRE Hertfordshire is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) which provides the benefit of limited liability for members and Trustees.

More information

For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Eliza at

You may also wish to download the Trustee role profile for reference.

The Hertfordshire countryside is wonderful – help us to look after it.