Help CAfS shape the future of Cumbria.

We are looking for dedicated, passionate individuals to join our board of trustees. This exciting role will empower you to make a real difference for the planet while also allowing you to grow professionally, develop new skills and knowledge, expand your network, and enhance your leadership abilities.

We are searching for trustees who want to:

  • Be part of the dedicated team that makes up Cumbria’s leading climate change charity.
  • Work with a variety of stakeholders to support diverse community projects tackling climate change right here in Cumbria.
  • Direct and streamline the journey towards sustainable lifestyles for individuals, organisations and communities across the county.

If this sounds like you, get in touch! To find out more about what the position involves and what sort of person we are looking for, watch the video below and read the detailed role description here.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about the role before you apply, you can contact Karen Mitchell via email at [email protected].

Application pack

How to apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter (max. 400 words) to us by 9am on Monday 1 July 2024.

Interviews will be held week commencing 8 July 2024.

Hear from our trustees:

Key information:

  • LOCATION: Meetings will be held either online or at our office in Penrith. Travel to other sites in Cumbria may be required.

  • TIME COMMITMENT: Around six board meetings per year; up to two away days per year; other meetings as required.

  • START DATE AND DURATION: Start as soon as possible. Currently all Trustees resign annually and are re-elected at our AGM for an unlimited number of times.

No governance experience? No problem.

At CAfS we believe that anyone with enthusiasm, a passion for climate action, and willingness to learn and share their experiences would be a valuable addition to our board of trustees. To make this opportunity accessible to those without trustee experience, we are also offering the role of Associate Trustee. This position will be fully mentored and will offer the opportunity to become a regular trustee at its conclusion. To find out more, have a look at the detailed role description.

Benefits of being a CAfS Trustee

  • Develop your skills in governance, leadership, strategy, and project management.

  • Increase your understanding of the science behind the climate crisis, its impact and the solutions, both here in Cumbria and beyond.

  • Improve your confidence, agility and resilience by solving real problems alongside a supportive and like-minded team.

  • Have your say – and be heard! As a CAfS Trustee, you will have significant influence on the charity‚Äôs direction and impact.

What can you expect from us?

  • Collaboration with dedicated colleagues, communities, local authorities and other organisations who are striving towards the same goal.

  • A dynamic working environment in which we continually innovate to achieve the best outcomes for volunteers, employees, communities and planet.

  • A consultative working culture where everyone is encouraged to contribute to new developments.