Trustee Role Description

Role title: Trustee
Reporting to: Chair of Trustees
Principle function: Trustee in vibrant Cambridge charity, working to inspire and support low-carbon living and transformation locally
Expenses: For travel etc, as necessary. Normally agreed in advance
Location: Flexible.  Trustee meetings are often in one of our Cambridge homes or sometimes in  CCF Office
Days and hours:


Trustee meetings are about every 2 months, typically 7-9pm on a weekday. They need some preparation & follow-up, with some email discussion & decisions in between.

Plus other times suited to your involvement in other aspects of CCF.

Duration: On-going
Description of the Role: Our team of trustees direct CCF’s strategy and and are jointly responsible for ensuring it’s well-run.
We plan CCF’s work, working with staff and volunteers to achieve this.  We’re also responsible for the good-running of the organisation, each trustee specialising in some aspect of this. CCF was founded in 2006 and has been a charity since 2009.  See our Annual reports and Accounts.
Our activities  include Outreach and increasingly work with other organisations on the Circular Economy (eg: Repair Cafes, CirculArt & swishes)Our Home Energy work, like Open Eco Homes & Thermal Imaging, inspires and supports people making (often major) improvements to their home’s energy-efficiency. You’ll gain insight and involvement in CCF,  if you also help us in some hands-on way, such as:    *  fund-raising
*  communications / social media / publicity
*  helping with a CCF project you’re passionate about, e.g.: Circular Cambridge or Open Eco Homes
*  working with CCF’s management team: daytime meetings every 4-6 weeks
The benefits and/or difference the volunteers commitment will bring: It’s flexible, voluntary work that’s engaging, rewarding, and good experience for your CV, etc.
It’s great working with a team of people who share a common purpose.
Skills and/or qualifications and experience required:


You’ll already have some experience of working in teams and joint decision-making.  You can be well organised and creative.  You listen carefully to what others say and can express your views clearly.

It’s good if you have other skills  or experience relevant to a particular area of our work, as mentioned above.  Charity experience would be an advantage too.

Training required and support offered: We’ll provide Trustee induction and training, along with support, as needed,  from staff, other trustees and the Chair.
Any additional notes or information: Do contact tombragg@cambridge  to talk this over