Board member

  • VO98445
  • Board/trustee role


Orkney ZeroWaste are currently seeking to recruit Trustees (Directors) and would welcome expressions of interest from people of all backgrounds who have a passion for reducing, reusing and recycling waste in order to help protect Orkney’s rich natural environment. Trustees share the collective responsibility for the effective governance and development of Orkney ZeroWaste, setting the charity’s strategy and major policies in accordance with the Charity's, vision, mission, and values. They are responsible for monitoring performance against the charity’s strategic aims and objectives, scrutinising the management of risk, and fulfilling the statutory governance obligations. They are also ambassadors for the charity and are expected to fully embody our values. Roles are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses (e.g., travel) will be reimbursed.

Key activities

Orkney ZeroWaste’s Board meets monthly. These meetings take place either virtually or in Orkney. Trustees are expected to commit to attending meetings, where possible, as well as to join suitable Sub-Committees/ groups, based on their skills and expertise. We also encourage Trustees to engage in other activities where possible to support the work of the charity.

Organisation aims and objectives

Orkney Zerowaste is a voluntary organisation set up to reduce the amount of material and goods that goes into landfill sites and incinerators. This means eliminating waste at its source, reusing what we have, and providing practical ways of recycling. Whether it's encouraging folk to Love Food, Hate Waste, running a flexible business recycling service or providing a re-use yard to encourage re-purposing, Orkney Zerowaste endeavour to inspire people to live more sustainably.


Trustees must be over the age of 18 and not be subject to bankruptcy proceedings over the last 5 years
Experience required: We are looking for people with a passion for recycling, reusing and repurposing waste.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes