Trustee Vacancies

The River Waveney Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving the River Waveney, its tributaries and catchment, making it a better place for people and wildlife. We are proud members of the national umbrella organisation for Rivers Trusts in the UK and Ireland - The Rivers Trust.

Our work covers managing a small network of riverside sites for wildlife and community access, hosting local volunteer groups, working with farmers on habitat and water quality projects, improving public access on land and in water, working with water companies to improve water quality and a host of practical habitat, water quality and river restoration projects. 

We cover the whole Waveney Catchment, which is in North Suffolk and South Norfolk.

RWT is in an exciting time of development, seeking new trustees to help guide the future vision and strategic development of the charity. We currently have three members of staff and over 50 volunteers and are seeking new opportunities to grow and do more for our catchment.

We are seeking 4-6 additional volunteers to join our board of trustees. We are looking for passionate, dedicated and committed individuals who are keen to make an active contribution to the Trust. We would like to recruit a diverse range of new trustees and welcome applications from younger candidates and those with transferable skills from other roles. We are particularly interested in individuals with skills in fundraising, communications, charity governance, larger river restoration projects, CDM and community projects.

We meet 6 times a year for a full trustee meeting with occasional sub-committee meetings in-between. Meetings are usually held in Harleston, Norfolk, so we ask that you are able to reach this location, although some are still held online. We meet in the evenings at 7pm.

For an informal chat about becoming a trustee you can call our Chair, Keith Lead, on:
01379 388031 or 07806 509119

Interested applicants should apply by sending a CV together with a covering letter setting out why you are interested and what you could bring to the RWT to Keith Lead, Chair of the Trust, at keithjpb@gmail.com

We will then send further information about the role and becoming a trustee.