The application for new Trustees has now closed. Interviews are currently being held. Please assume that if you have not had a response from the Trust by 10 January, you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

As a charity and a limited company, the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust is run by Trustees, who also fulfil the role of company directors.

The original board of Trustees comprised the Duckworth family and after the sad passing of Cecil Duckworth OBE Jilly Duckworth will remain as Chair.

This is an exciting time for The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust, which has been involved environmental and social projects throughout Worcestershire for the last 21 years, with the aim of protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of Worcestershire citizens. However, with urgent wider global issues like the current climate emergency and loss of habitats and their dependent biodiversity, the Trust is keen to focus more energy on tackling these challenges, and to inspire, educate and motivate people to lead a more environmentally friendly life.

New board members will be introduced to our staff and established projects: a team of environmental rangers, which undertakes practical conservation and environmental improvement tasks throughout the county; the Pump House Environment Centre, a hub for environmental activities with an eco-shop and café; and the Worcestershire Resource Exchange (WRE), a community recycling initiative.

Board members are expected to be 18 years or over and work with The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust for a minimum term of three years. You will be able promote our work and act as an ambassador for the charity, sharing our commitment to a sustainable future for all. Becoming a charity trustee is an amazing way to give back to the causes you love, connect with your community, boost your career, confidence, happiness, and health. Commitment is approximately one day a month including Board meetings every other month. Out of pocket expenses will be paid.