Join our team – CCF Trustee

Join our trustee team

Are you concerned about climate change? Volunteering with Cambridge Carbon Footprint (CCF) you’ll work together with a great team of people who share a common purpose, using your unique skills and experiences to support local climate action.  We’re currently looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to join our Trustee Board.

With support from our small and friendly team of staff and volunteers you’ll work with other CCF Trustees to plan ahead and ensure that CCF is effective, engaging and working with a wide public to rapidly make their lives and communities climate-friendly, ensuring that we have the resources, people and well-run teams to achieve this.

What does being a Trustee entail?

Trustees normally meet for 2 hours, 5 or 6 evenings a year in Cambridge, with some preparation and emails in between required. We usually have 1 to 2 strategy meetings a year which involve staff and trustees putting their heads together to discuss new ideas, ensuring our focus and activities stay relevant, and thinking creatively about collaborations and funding opportunities. Some Trustees contribute in other ways, depending on their skills, interests and availability. 

Here’s what two current CCF Trustees have to say about being part of the team:

“I love being part of a group of like-minded people working locally to make a real difference. The climate emergency is global and can feel overwhelming – doing something about it and seeing results locally gives me hope.”

– Bev Sedley

“I love working with the Trustee team, who bring a wealth of different experiences and skills to decision making. All to make CCF more effective in reaching and supporting more people to make big changes towards net zero, and telling that story to others.”

– Tom Bragg

What we’re looking for 

You don’t need to have experience with charities or as a Trustee. We’re looking for people with experience working in teams and joint decision-making.  You’ll listen to what others say and express your views clearly in response. You should be well organised, and creativity is welcome.  

We encourage all members of our team to bring their own particular skills and experience to support our work, but would particularly welcome new Trustees with experience and skills in (some of) IT, web development, HR, marketing, communications and fundraising.

Training and support

Being a CCF Trustee is a flexible voluntary opportunity that’s both engaging and rewarding. Our staff and existing Trustees will help you get to know CCF and find ways for you to usefully help our work, providing all the training you need to get involved and ensure you’re able to effectively carry out your responsibilities as a Trustee.

Diversity and inclusion

Everyone is welcome at Cambridge Carbon Footprint. Our volunteers and staff are amazing – they inspire great ideas, drive new plans forwards and help make Cambridge a better and more sustainable place to live and work. By recruiting and retaining a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our local community we are more likely to build our vision for sustainable low carbon communities. We value belonging and community and are committed to supporting one another to contribute effectively to local climate solutions. 

About us and how to get involved

In becoming a Trustee you would be a part of the wider CCF team. We’re a small and lively local climate change charity supporting people to reduce their carbon emissions and empowering them to take the lead on carbon reduction in their social circles, communities and places of work. We centre our approach on what climate action means to people in their everyday lives – in terms of their beliefs, values and capabilities to make real change. Some of our notable projects include Open Eco Homes, Net Zero Now and the Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network.

Download our Trustee Information Pack to read more about us and the Trustee role and email Tom Bragg (CCF Trustee), at tom@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org if you’d like to find out more about becoming a Trustee. If you’d like information about volunteering in other ways please email Nicole Barton (CCF Volunteer and Events Organiser), at nicole@cambridgecarbonfootprint.org.

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