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National Park charity seeks new trustees to help conserve and protect the North York Moors

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A charity established by the North York Moors National Park Authority in 2017 is seeking three new trustees to bring fresh skills and experience to the organisation.

The National Park Trust champions the protection and improvement of the North York Moors, including its landscapes, wildlife and habitats, and aims to keep local heritage alive. Since its formation six years ago, it has delivered a range of activities from protecting threatened plants and wildlife to promoting local arts, crafts and traditions. Now, following the recent appointment of its first Director, Sue Osborne, the Trust is looking to strengthen its ambitious board of trustees, helping it to achieve maximum impact.

Tom Hind, Chief Executive of the North York Moors National Park Authority and also Chair of Trustees for the National Park Trust, said:

“This is an exciting time for the Trust as it looks to develop from an early-stage organisation into a flourishing, impactful charity that achieves great things for nature, people and place.

“As a board of trustees we must be able to use our knowledge and experience to set the vision of the organisation, then ensure that the right strategies and initiatives are in place to help get us there. We’re looking for a diverse board with different skills and talents that can help the charity to grow and undertake more exciting initiatives in the North York Moors.”

Renowned Landscape Photographer Joe Cornish, who has served as a trustee of the charity since its formation in 2017, said:

"Working for the Trust is an opportunity to serve the wider goals and aims of the North York Moors National Park. It has given me an opportunity to be part of the conversation, and to better understand the role of the National Park regionally. As a passionate believer in biodiversity, healthy ecosystems and a resilient landscape that can support future generations, as well as our community now, it has been a privilege to serve as a trustee.”

The role of Trustee is voluntary, with board members expected to attend four meetings per year, along with occasional events. Applicants with a strong interest in conservation and experience of governance, business development, marketing or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the Trust, or to download a Trustee Recruitment Pack, please visit northyorkmoorstrust.uk/trustees

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Media contact

Nina Beadle
Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
press@northyorkmoors.org.uk
01439 772700

About the North York Moors National Park Trust

The North York Moors National Park Trust champions the protection and improvement of the North York Moors, the wildlife it supports, and aims to keep local traditions and heritage alive.

The Trust has been established by the North York Moors National Park Authority with the aim that it will grow over time to play a significant and important role in securing the future of the North York Moors National Park and its communities.

For more information, please visit www.northyorkmoorstrust.uk