Become a Trustee

Position Description

Eco Savvy is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees.  We wish to appoint Trustees who will strengthen and support Eco Savvys’ ongoing work on the Island through knowledge, networking, and experience, in accordance with its charitable aims and to secure its long-term sustainability.

The post holders will:

  • Work in partnership with the other Trustees to ensure the Charity is effectively managed.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the officers of the Charity, as required.
  • Be prepared to initiate, support, represent the charity or take leadership in activities which are aimed at making Arran a zero-waste, energy efficient sustainable Island.

Skills Sought

Sustainable Development, Environment, Business Development, Governance, Community Engagement

Duration of Appointment

Annual – Elected each year at AGM


Travel Expenses Paid

About the Organisation

The Arran Eco Savvy Community is a group based on the Isle of Arran with the aim of identifying and accomplishing environmental projects to benefit our community, increase environmental sustainability and support sustainable living, whilst working towards zero waste for Arran.  

Our strategy is:

  • To mobilise and energise a wide ranging large environmental community group on the Isle of Arran.
  • Through growing membership which is free and open to all over 16’s who support the aims and purpose of Arran Eco Savvy.
  • To identify and develop local environmentally beneficial projects.
  • To enhance the local community & environment by finding solutions which are of benefit to the local community and environment whilst improving environmental sustainability on Arran
  • To provide learning opportunities and training for vocational skills which are of benefit to all ages and abilities. This helps to increase employment opportunities and allow individuals to move towards low carbon lifestyles
  • To support collaborative working with other organisations who share our aims and values.
  • To make a positive contribution to the community & strive towards financially sustainable developments.

Selection Criteria

Eco Savvy are looking for individuals with strategic and governance experience, and a passion for working towards a sustainable future.  We are particularly looking for individuals with backgrounds in finance, project management and development or the environmental/engineering sectors, but are would also welcome individuals with other experience relevant to our work. An understanding of Charity regulations is desirable.  An understanding of the issues facing Island living is important, as well as strong ambassadorial skills to work with a wide range of stakeholders.

How to Apply

Anyone interested is invited to email to arrange an informal chat with one of the trustees. Please also follow this link to find out more about our current board  Eco Savvys Trustees