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Board members


Hours: Two hours minimum a month
Salary: Voluntary
Location: online

WREN is looking to strengthen its Board.

Becoming a WREN Board member is open to anyone over the age of 16. There are no special qualifications required. All Board members are volunteers, with one possible exception. The Company Secretary may receive appropriate remuneration for the duties of the role, as decided by the Board.

Becoming a Board member is a great thing to have on your CV. It offers a chance to do something interesting, exciting and useful. It’s a chance to work alongside other people who want to promote and champion community energy as part of the solution to decarbonising our energy supply.

WREN needs a strong and knowledgeable Board to oversee the contribution it makes to community energy. We’ve carried out an audit of the skills and experience that the current board members have, and we have spotted some important gaps that we’d like to fill.

So we are looking for people to join the Board who could offer any of the following skills or areas of expertise. It’s a long list and of course we don’t expect everybody (or indeed anybody) to have all these skills!

  • Volunteer management and support
  • Business acumen
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Legal knowledge
  • Monitoring and evaluating what WREN does.
  • Digital strategy
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Producing the WREN newsletter
  • Curating our website
  • Social media and communications
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Campaigning and advocacy
  • Fundraising for grants
  • Negotiation and contract management
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Developing income streams from trading
  • Company Secretary

Board members are volunteers who do not get paid for their normal board activities, which consist of monthly meetings for about two hours plus follow up actions on projects, events and administration as applicable. Board members who undertake specific, substantial project work can be paid out of the funding for those projects.

Interested?   Might consider joining but want to know more before deciding?  Want to know what is involved?  Would like to meet other Board members? We’d love to hear from you.  Get in touch: email [email protected] and we’ll send you more details.

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