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Become a Trustee

Become a trustee of Friends of Grove Farm and make a difference

Do you care about nature and making a positive impact in the community? If so, we invite you to consider becoming a Trustee of Friends of Grove Farm.

About us:

The trustees for Friends of Grove farm are dynamic and forward thinking group who are dedicated to bring together people who love Grove Farm Nature reserve and want to support a green space where both wildlife and the community can flourish.

The group works with Ealing Council and other local groups to maintain and improve Grove Farm, holding monthly conservation volunteer mornings where anyone can participate and enjoy time working in nature. We host a variety of talks and walks to encourage local people to explore Grove Farm and connect to nature. We also undertake monthly litter picks with a local charity, LAGER Can, to keep the nature reserve clean.

Currently we have a range of projects that we are aiming to undertake such as:

  • A hedgehog surveys which would include working with London Zoo,

  • Developing community gardens,

  • Bringing Coston’s brook back to life,

  • Creating a new pond

As a group we are committed to making a lasting difference in the lives of our local communities and nature.


Why Become a Trustee?

Meaningful Impact: As a trustee of Friends of Grove Farm you will play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction and governance of our charity. Your decisions and contributions will directly impact the local nature reserve and the community that lives around it.

Professional Development: Serving as a Trustee offers valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth. You'll gain experience in leadership, governance, and nonprofit management while making a difference in the community.

Networking and Collaboration: Joining our Board of Trustees provides access to a diverse network of like-minded individuals, including fellow Trustees, volunteers, and community partners. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with passionate individuals who have a shared commitment to our cause.

Fulfilment and Satisfaction: There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of knowing that your time and talents are making a difference. As a Trustee, you'll experience the fulfilment that comes from contributing to something greater than yourself and creating positive change in the world.

What We're Looking For:

We're seeking dedicated individuals who:

  • support our mission and a commitment to our values

  • are willing to dedicate time to furthering the aims of Friends of Grove Farm

  • able to effectively collaborate with others. 

A trustee should actively participate in our meetings (mainly online) on the fourth Sunday of every month at 8pm for a maximum of 1.5 hours. Preparation time may be required before each meeting as is time for follow up actions. Trustees should also get some hands-on experience of Friends of Grove Farm’s work by taking part in occasional events setup by the group.  
Prior trustee experience is not necessary, and we would love to hear from you whatever your prior work experience. However, if you do have particular knowledge or skills, we are looking for support in: 

  • Charity management and regulation / organisational governance - in particular to help guide the group transition to a registered charity 

  • Financial management and accounting 

  • Biodiversity, conservation management and environmental issues

  • Social media, marketing and PR

  • Education, in particular for children and young people 

  • Fundraising and events

  • Community development and volunteer management 

  • Risk management / Health and safety 

We value diversity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. 

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How to Apply:

If you're ready to make a difference and become a Trustee of Friends of Grove Farm, we'd love to hear from you. If you’d like any more information, please get in touch as we’d be delighted to talk to you. If you are ready to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and any relevant experience that you can bring to the role to

Join Us:

Be a part of something special. Join Friends of Grove Farm as a Trustee and help us continue our mission. Together, we can make a positive impact and create lasting change in our community.

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