Remuneration: Trusteeships are voluntary and not accompanied by financial remuneration, however, reasonable expenses will be covered (for example, attending meetings, travel and supporting child-care expenses).
Location: UK Offices are based in London and Bristol. Board meetings take place in London or Bristol, and board committee meetings generally take place virtually.
Time commitment: Trustees are expected to attend four Board meetings per year, one annual full-day workshop, and approximately two social events with the executive team. Board members are also expected to carry out preparatory reading and maintain periodic contact with other trustees and relevant members of the senior management team. Trustees are also required to join additional meetings of at least one board committee (focused on finance, risk and audit; safeguarding; nomination and remuneration; and investment), which generally take place at least quarterly. In our current financial year (ending 30th June 2023), board meetings are scheduled to take place at 1 pm (UK) on:
- 16th November 2022
- 14th February 2023
- 13th June 2023.
Reporting to: Chair of Board of Trustees
Start date: As soon as possible
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organization that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organizations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.
Trustees are unpaid volunteers, and carry the overall legal responsibility for the decisions and actions of the charity. Trustees ensure that Blue Ventures has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with the charity’s vision.
Our trustees’ are ‘guardians of purpose’, making sure that decisions put the needs of our mission and beneficiaries first. Trustees also safeguard our assets – both physical assets, including property, and intangible ones, such as our reputation. They make sure these are used well and that the charity is run efficiently and sustainably.
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