The Pebble Trust is looking for a young adult based in the Highlands, interested in working with us as one of our small group of trustees. The Trust, a Scottish charity established in 2014, has a vision of a more sustainable, equal and low-carbon society, where constraints on fossil fuels lead to a more localised economy with stronger, more resilient, communities, and where human activities take account of climate change and the wider environment.
The Trust has two main strands of activity, grant-aiding other local groups in their work to improve sustainability, and pursuing projects which the trustees themselves have identified as important and relevant.
The trustees are responsible for overseeing these activities, so they assess and approve grant applications, commission and over-see work on the Trust’s own projects, and generally promote and manage the affairs of the Trust.
At present we have 6 trustees. There is also an administrative function, which we anticipate hiring someone to carry out, although at the moment the work is being carried out by two of the trustees. Trustees are all volunteers but the Trust reimburses out-of-pocket expenses.
This is an opportunity for a younger adult with a drive to make the Highlands & Islands more sustainable to see some of the grass-roots work being done at present and help develop it. The trustees meet typically about 4 times per year in Inverness over a working lunch, and carry out business between meetings by email and phone. It would be helpful, but not essential, for applicants to be employed in a relevant position, particularly if their employer was prepared to support them in their work for the Trust.
To express an interest in joining our team, send us an email with details of your background and why you want to become a trustee, to info(at)thepebbletrust.org – or if you want more information, give us a call on 01349 877822.