csftlogoThe Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) is seeking a high quality candidate to take over the important role of Chair of the Board when the post becomes vacant later this year.

CSFT is an environmental regeneration charity, working with partners across central Scotland to carry out woodland planting and management, access and recreation works, community projects and landscape improvements. CSFT aim to improve the lives of those living, working and playing in the area by improving their environment, their access to healthy activities and strengthening their communities. In addition, CSFT have a key role in supporting the Central Scotland Green Network.

The board of CSFT brings a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise to the table.

The Chair oversees the governance of CSFT, provides leadership and direction to the Board of Directors and works with the Chief Executive and senior staff in developing the strategic policy of the Trust. He/she represents the Trust at meetings and public events and is expected to be in touch with the wider context of Government, local authorities and charities within which CSFT operates.

The successful applicant is likely to be based in Central Scotland, familiar with wider environmental issues, be a good communicator and have a good understanding of local and central government. You will be committed to the aims and objectives of the Central Scotland Forest and passionate about the role a good environment can play in improving peoples’ lives. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of effective leadership at senior and/or Board level and to give evidence of strong strategic and analytical skills. You will fully support the key principles of public service.

The appointment will be for 3 years renewable for a further 3 years and subject to confirmation by the Board. Remuneration of £7500 (non pensionable) will be paid on the basis of a time commitment of around 20 days.

If you would like to make a difference in Central Scotland please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an application pack.

For further information, or an informal discussion, please contact Simon Rennie on 01501 824770.

Closing date for applications – 31 March 2013