Trustee - HR Lead

Your Park Bristol and Bath
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2024 - 11:45
Contract Type: 
Part Time
2-4 hours per month
South West
Contract Details: 
Voluntary - 3 year terms.
Details of Role: 

What we do

We help everyone use parks and their transformative health and wellbeing benefits. DEFRA estimates that if everyone spent time in parks, the NHS could save £2.1 billion a year, however often the people who could benefit most from using parks, do not.

We work with under-served communities to help them spend time in green space and we support small groups and community organisations to do the same. From supporting people with complex mental health needs to connect with nature and build community, to identifying and removing physical barriers to park access, we work to make sure parks fulfil their potential as free to use, community assets.

The role

As a Trustee with a Human Resources background, you will take the lead at board level, whilst ensuring that the collective responsibility of the Trustees for the management, support and development of our staff is maintained. All Trustees share responsibility for the organisation.

The main responsibilities of a Trustee is to:

  • oversee the strategic direction of the charity as it scales to meet demand, and support the CEO in managing this growth;
  • use their expertise to help guide the process;
  • ensure the organisation works within the law and in line with its governing document and policies;
  • keep informed about the activities of the charity in order to maintain effective oversight;
  • take a financial overview and ensure that the organisation’s finances are adequate and responsibly managed;
  • promote the work and safeguard the reputation of Your Park Bristol and Bath.

Skills and experience needed

You do not need to have prior experience of being a Trustee or experience working with boards. We will provide training to fully induct you into the role and you will be buddied up with one of our longer standing trustees to support you in your first six months.

We are primarily looking for HR professionals who are passionate about the potential of Bristol and Bath’s parks and want to help everyone experience their benefits.

We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from people who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, Disabled people, unpaid carers, or people from low-income households.

How to Apply: 

To download the full role profile and find out more about how to apply become a Trustee, please visit

Contact Person: 
Charlee Bennett
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
Postal Address: 
PO Box 1702 BS49 4YW