Volunteer Charity Trustees

Who we are:

The Great Ouse Valley Trust (GOVT) was founded in 2018 to fulfil the urgent need to protect, promote and enhance our special landscape of the Great Ouse Valley in Cambridgeshire. Our aim is simply to put the Great Ouse Valley ‘on the map’!

What we're looking for:
We are looking for two Trustees to join our Board. As we are still relatively new our Trustees help shape the future of GOVT. Therefore we're looking for people with a clear commitment to our purpose. We would love to hear from motivated individuals with a special interest in the Great Ouse River and Valley and its relationship with the surrounding countryside and adjacent communities.

You will be required to attend the Board's monthly meetings and be a ‘hands-on’ trustee in between these meetings. We also require a minimum three years term of office.

Please note that the roles are voluntary and unremunerated.


We are looking for people from all social and cultural backgrounds, who can draw on a variety of experience, knowledge and skills, whether these have been formed through life or work situations.

We're particularly looking for Trustees with expertise in the following areas:

• Charity and environmental law

• River management

• Conservation management

• Experience of working with volunteers

What we can offer you:

Being a Trustee for GOVT is a great way for you to be able to use your skills and experience to oversee the charity and make decisions that have a direct impact on our valued Great Ouse Valley landscape its rich biodiversity, and the quality of life for all who live, work or visit the area.

You will also have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst enhancing the lives of people in Cambridgeshire.


Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter (one A4 page) by email to our Chair which sets out how you fit the criteria outlined above and why you are applying for the role.

Deadline for applications: August 8th, 2021
We aim to meet with prospective applicants (virtually or physically) during the second half of August.

If you would like further information about these roles, please contact Graham Campbell