Funder Enovert Community Trust is looking for new trustees

May 27, 2022
Published by Dudley CVS

Enovert Community Trust (ECT) is seeking additional trustees to help make decisions about the projects it funds. Since setting up in 2003 ECT has awarded more than £28m in grants to community and environmental projects to date.

ECT is an Environmental Body which funds community, heritage and environmental projects near Enovert Management Limited’s landfill sites and waste management operations across England.

ECT receives its income through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), which is regulated by ENTRUST. Projects funded by the Trust include:

  • improving community buildings
  • creating and updating play spaces
  • providing and enhancing sporting facilities
  • restoring and maintaining listed buildings and churches
  • restoring green spaces.

The Trust meets quarterly to allocate funding to worthy projects, with the meetings being a mix of in-person and via conference call. ECT currently has five trustees and is looking to recruit two more with a range of skills identified as needed by the Trust’s Board. ECT is
particularly keen to attract applicants with knowledge of the Colchester or West Midlands areas.

Knowledge / skills requirement (ideally at least two from the list below)

  • Links with local infrastructure organisations and groups
  • Understanding of local social and political environment
  • Community infrastructure improvements
  • Natural environment
  • PR/Marketing/Communications
  • Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Understanding and appreciation of financial planning/management
  • Working with disadvantaged groups
  • Working with children/young people
  • Working with older people
  • Working with Black, Minority, Ethnic people
  • Working with LGBTQ people
  • Working with faith groups
  • Appreciation of Equal Opportunities and Diversity legislation
  • Experience of being a board member/trustee of another organisation

The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyse and review complex issues objectively and will have strong critical thinking skills, together with the ability to propose and consider alternative solutions. All Trustees will be expected to have a commitment to improving the
voluntary sector and local communities; the ability to work in a team and take collective responsibility for decisions; a willingness to learn; commitment to the vision and ethos of ECT and the wider LCF; and basic literacy, IT and numeracy skills.

The role is voluntary and unremunerated, although reasonable expenses will be paid.

ECT is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief, and disability. The Trust would particularly welcome applications from individuals from a representative demographic mix including female, LGBTQ, non-binary, and people of colour.

To apply for the role please send a CV and covering letter/supporting statement to the ECT Trust Manager.

Closing date for application: 30 June 2022

Further information: Angela Haymonds, Trust Manager 01753 582513

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