All trustees are elected from the Trust’s membership and are unpaid volunteers. As well as being a charity the Trust is also a company limited by guarantee, meaning that the trustees also act as directors of the company.
The full Board meets at least four times a year to oversee the governance and performance of the Trust and there are various other Committees in place that meet throughout the year. The committees allow trustees to examine particular aspects of the Trust’s operations and to make decisions between Board meetings.
The governance arrangements for Durham Wildlife Trust are set out in two documents, the Memorandum and Articles of Association. Copies of the Memorandum, which sets out the Trust’s purpose and objectives and the Articles, which provide information on governance arrangements, are available below.
Responsibility for all day to day management of the Trust and its activities is delegated by the Board of Trustees to the Director and staff team.