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Brazil reforestation charity seeks new Trustee – legal expertise sought

Brazil reforestation charity seeks new Trustee – legal expertise sought

Closing Date
23 January 2023
Please enquire on application
Time Commitment
1-5 hours a month

We’re RAIN, a non-profit charity supporting community-led reforestation and ecosystem restoration projects in Brazil. We work with Indigenous communities, rural cooperatives and urban associations to reforest land and restore ecosystems as well as provide food security, livelihoods and training to the communities we work with.

We have an opportunity for talented, committed and passionate people to make a real difference to RAIN by joining our ambitious and friendly team on our Board of Trustees to help drive the charity forward. We are looking for people who can bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board.

The role of a Trustee is to ensure that RAIN fulfils its duty to our beneficiaries and delivers on our vision, mission and values. The board of trustees are both jointly and individually responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, its financial health, and developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with legal and regulatory guidelines. The statutory duties of all trustees include:

1. Ensuring that the organisation complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

2. Maintaining financial control and ensuring that the organisation does not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.

3. Contributing actively to the board of trustees in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

4. Drawing up and monitoring the implementation of internal policies which must include equality and diversity, GDPR, as well as health and safety policies and key human resources policies, including grievance and disciplinary policies.

5. Safeguarding the good name and values of the organisation and help maintain effective board performance.

Who we are looking for?

We welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages, cultures and ethnicities.

We are particularly looking for Trustees with experience and skills in any of the following:

  • Governance
  • Operational management
  • Fundraising and income generation, especially in the third sector
  • HR
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Project Management
  • Legal/Compliance

Personal Skills and Qualities:

  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission

By joining our board, you will help fill skill and knowledge gaps in our senior team and provide expert advice to inform our strategic plans. Your support with RAIN will help us achieve increased and wider success with our projects in Brazil, directly improving the environment, forests and communities we work with.


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