Trustees sought for Landscape Institute Board

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession and provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers. It is an educational charity working to promote the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members, is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. As an organisation we have committed to be net zero by 2029 and are active in relation to the need for action on climate and biodiversity

We are inviting applications from suitably experienced individuals to join the Board of Trustees, which comprises a maximum of 13 members – 9 members are drawn from the membership, by election or appointment, and we appoint 4 independent trustees, either externally or from within the membership, to add breadth of experience and skills to the Board. The current vacancies are for 2 of the 4 independent trustees.

We are seeking new trustees with a range of skills identified as needed for our Board.  We ask that your application address the specific skills and experience related to those listed below and in more detail in the job description based around:

  • Finance, sustainability and growth
  • Management, governance and regulation
  • Values, culture and engagement.

Other requirements are a commitment to the aims and objectives of the Landscape Institute; a good understanding of the duties of a trustee; strategic, visionary thinking and an ability to bring fresh ideas to discussion and challenge opinions respectfully. The role carries the legal responsibilities and liabilities which go with being a charity Trustee.

Full details are included in the job description which also includes person specification

Job Description – Trustee

Key Documents:

LI Corporate Strategy 2018-2023

Climate & Biodiversity Action Plan

Board of Trustees Terms of Reference

Charity Commission guidance – 6 Main Duties

Our Board meets five times per year, usually in London, with further engagement by electronic means between meetings. Since the start of the pandemic in 2019, all meetings are conducted virtually.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role or the LI, please contact Emma Wood, Governance & Regulation Manager (regulations@landscapeinstitute.org), in the first instance.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a covering letter (max 2 pages) setting out the knowledge and experience which you believe you have which is relevant to the role.   Applications should be sent to regulations@landscapeinstitute.org

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2359 (GMT) Friday 01 January 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing 18 January 2021

The LI welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group however, in order to improve representation on the Board we particularly encourage applications from members of ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ community. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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To apply for this job email your details to regulations@landscapeinstitute.org.