Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by BRE Group
With some Trustees now reaching the end of their three-year term, the search is on for a new cohort of strategic thinkers and influencers who can join the Board and carry on the work of their predecessors. Past and present Trustees tell us that it is a unique and rewarding experience, working alongside inspirational colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. The role is about making tough and challenging decisions, that not only benefit the Trust, but also the wider sector.
BRE is a world leading, multi-disciplinary, building science centre with a mission to improve buildings and infrastructure, through research and knowledge generation. We use our cutting-edge research to develop a range of products, services, standards and qualifications that are used around the world to bring about positive change in the built environment.
Created in 1997 to oversee BRE, the BRE Trust is a registered charity which uses profits from the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes that help to meet our goal of 'building a better world together'. Over the last 20 years we have funded more than £20m of research, published over 300 new or updated titles and supported more than 300 post-graduate students. We have also been able to attract extensive additional funding from both government and private sector sources, and we have developed a growing network of partners and collaborators whom we work with and support.
What are we looking for?
We are currently seeking to fill gaps in key areas of governance, operations and financial control, funding raising, communications and public relations which may be other related or complementary sectors.
In addition, we are looking for individuals who:
Are in a senior management / Board level role or similar in an organisation that operates in the built environment sector
Have first-hand knowledge and current experience relevant to the built environment, through a strong and proven track record of leadership and delivery
Ideally have business or technical knowledge of sectors which support the delivery or operation of assets, estates or communities in the built environment.
Have experience and understanding of structuring effective working relationships with both the public and private sector in regional, national and international forums
Can make informed, balanced and independent judgements on key economic issues relevant to the built environment or third sector organisations
Can consider the long-term implications and broad view of issues, identifying opportunities and key risks
Can be an ambassador for the BRE Trust, with extensive experience of working with the public and private sector
What is the time commitment?
Whilst the time commitment of individual members will vary, the following is considered a typical commitment required over a year:
Minimum of 4 Council meetings of the BRE Trust
Appropriate time before and between meetings to read papers and stay abreast of relevant developments
Regular discussions and exchanges with the Chairman
Attendance at meetings and events or serving on ad hoc committees on behalf of the BRE Trust as required. This will be agreed in advance.
Trustees are de-facto ambassadors for the Trust. It is expected that each Board member will do their best to support the BRE Trust when their assistance is required.
Trustee positions are not remunerated. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and all expense claims will be published in line with the Board's full transparency requirements.
The BRE Trust encourages applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.
There are several Trustee positions becoming available throughout 2019, so apply now by requesting an application pack. To find out more about the BRE Trust and the role of a Trustee, please click apply.
Deadline for applications - 8th Feb 2019