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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Countryside Restoration Trust’s Board of Trustees.

Do you have recent and relevant financial experience – including a good understanding of developing financial strategy, ethical investment policy and financial controls principles?

Do you have a professional accountancy qualification or demonstrable equivalent experience?

Do you have experience and an understanding of regulations and compliance in terms of financial reporting for the charity sector including knowledge of the new SORP 2015 and its implications for CRT’s reporting requirements?

Then we could use your help!

The CRT are looking for an experienced new Board Member with extensive financial experience to join our existing Trustees. As the finance Trustee, you would be heavily involved in ensuring that the CRT complies with relevant legislation or regulations, formulating and approving strategic goals so as to ensure that the trust pursues its charitable objects and also ensuring that the CRT adopts and observes policies which ensure that resources are applied exclusively in pursuance of its objects.

The position would be voluntary, but expenses would be remunerated within reason.

Full details of the position can be downloaded here.

If you believe that your skills and experience will help the organisation to meet its legislative responsibilities and support our strategic and financial planning, please get in touch with us.

The deadline for applications is 9th March 2017. Please email your application to Sarah Stannage (Director), with a covering letter and details of your experience. Meetings with prospective Trustees are scheduled for mid-March  2017.

The Countryside Restoration Trust is the UK’s leading charity promoting wildlife-friendly farming and campaigning for a living, working countryside. We believe that wildlife is integral to good farming. This philosophy is put into practice on over 2,000 acres of working farms, small-holdings and woodland across the country.

Launched in response to growing fears about intensive and industrialised farming, the CRT initially aimed to purchase land which had been intensively farmed, in order to restore it to a living countryside, rather than a lifeless food factory. As the CRT has grown its aims have broadened to encompass purchasing farmland and woodland where traditional farming methods, wildlife habitat and biodiversity are under threat.

The CRT promotes a working countryside using sensitive and sympathetic farming practices that encourage and protect wildlife to produce quality food.