• Voluntary
  • Ross on Wye

For more than 30 years, the Marine Conservation Society has been the voice of the sea, defending our coastal habitats and species. We work towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean. One we can all enjoy. Together, we can achieve our vision of seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive.

The Marine Conservation Society fights for the future of our ocean bringing people and science together to achieve action. Today, our ocean is in poor health because of human activity. We’re determined to change this, working with communities, businesses and governments. We have the staying power to see through campaigns, such as progress on marine protected areas, and we’re at the forefront of innovation, like the work we’re doing with investors to drive change.

Giving everyone a voice and the opportunity to make a difference works. It creates support that joins with us as we campaign for tangible, positive outcomes for our ocean – and it achieves results!

We know we must, and will, get stronger and inspire more change to come. We invite you to join us as a Trustee at this exciting time, to ensure the Marine Conservation Society continues to be a loud and active voice for our seas. We are looking for you to help shape the Charity’s future, and for you to spend some time with us, sharing our passion for the Marine Conservation Society to grow and be even more impactful.

Right now, less than 3% of charity Trustees are under 30, 8% are people of colour and 36% are women. We are looking for people from across the UK and are keen to recruit trustees from all nations in the UK. We value the many skills and experiences that you can bring to the Marine Conservation Society. We are committed to a Board culture that enables everyone to be their authentic selves and to enjoy the Trustee experience.

Our Board needs people with a range of backgrounds, life stages, experiences, and skills who come together as a team to offer challenge and energy to one another, and to boost our ability to deliver for our ocean. By joining as a Trustee, you will help navigate us through the risks and opportunities that we meet.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people to join our Board with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance – you might be a qualified accountant and have a background in finance and audit so that you can provide vital skills to help the Board oversee our financial management. An understanding of charity accounts and regulations would absolutely be an advantage.
  • Marketing & Communications – we want to reach new audiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive approach, and we are aiming to do that at scale. You may have experience of providing strategic support for increasing our reach and visibility.
  •  Marine Conservation - you might have environmental knowledge, ideally on the marine environment, with policy and/or practical experience of conservation. A network of contacts across the marine sector, particularly with business or government, would be an advantage.

What you can bring to our Board can be just as interesting as where you’ve been working. You do not need to have previous charity trustee experience, but you will need to be comfortable participating at a senior level with complex discussions and the need to be comfortable making pragmatic but key decisions

For more information about these rewarding and difference-making roles and the application process please click through here: Be one of our next Trustees | Marine Conservation Society (

Key dates:

  • Application closing date: 31 May 2024
  • 1st Interviews: June 2024
  • 2nd Interviews: End of June/Early July

This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.


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