Embrace a fulfilling opportunity: become a Wicked Weather Watch Trustee and channel your
passion for climate change education. Your expertise can make a significant impact by guiding
children to understand this crucial issue and take meaningful steps to preserve our planet.
Renowned explorer, Sir David Hempleman-Adams, founded Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) as a
result of the dramatic changes he has witnessed in the Arctic due to climate change over the last 30
years. The young people of today face some of the biggest climatic challenges our world has ever
seen. We believe all young people deserve access to information about climate change, its impact,
and how they can mitigate the effects on our wonderful world.
Uniquely, WWW brings climate change to life through direct interaction with explorers, such as Sir
David, and others who have visited the Arctic and seen first-hand how climate change is affecting
the people and wildlife of the region. We inspire the next generation through our flagship schools
programme which offers Arctic multi-school events, explorer talks, and interactive climate change
Since the launch of our schools programme in 2016 we have seen rapid growth and demand –
expanding from working with just 15 schools to working with over 260 schools and more than
22,000 children. At this exciting stage in our development, we are seeking to expand our Board of
Trustees to help achieve our ambitious goals.
WWW is governed by a Board of Trustees and is run by one full-time staff member and a small
group of volunteers and advisors. We work closely with scientists and other experts in finances and
education as appropriate. For more details about our work please visit:
Volunteering as a WWW Trustee is a unique and rewarding opportunity to contribute your
knowledge and expertise to our small dynamic charity in times of growing concern about climate
We are looking for passionate and committed individuals, especially, but not limited to,
those with skills in the following areas: Charity governance; Finance; Fundraising; Marketing and
communications; and Accounting.
We are seeking to fill two roles, the treasurer and the secretary role. We expect Trustees to
actively contribute, overseeing the strategy, operations, and financial management of WWW and
being available to support the staff of WWW in their own areas of expertise. Trustee meetings are
held 4 times per year, usually in the mornings, and we ask for personal attendance where possible.
We also ask that Trustees represent WWW at meetings and events as appropriate. All members of
the board are expected to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Charity Commission's CC3 guide, which outlines the duties and responsibilities of a trustee. It is imperative that each trustee
understands and complies with these guidelines to ensure the effective and efficient management
of the organisation.
As Treasurer, your primary responsibilities will include:
• Overseeing, and presenting budgets, accounts, and financial statements to the Board of
Trustees after discussions with the Director.
• Ensuring meticulous record-keeping aligns with current SORP regulations, directing financial
resources in accordance with the charity's objectives, governance, and legal requirements.
• Assisting in developing and implementing financial policies concerning expenses, reserves,
• Collaborating with auditors or independent financial reviewers as necessary, ensuring the
charity adheres to their recommendations.
• Establishing and enforcing appropriate financial controls, ensuring compliance.
• Offering insight into the financial implications of the charity's strategic plans.
• Countersigning charity cheques (including electronic transactions) and fund applications.
In the role of Secretary, your duties will include:
• Ensuring meetings comply with the governing document's requirements.
• Organising and managing trustee meetings and sub-committees in line with legal and
• Advising the board on the legal and regulatory implications of the charity's strategic plans.
• Managing various charity functions such as estates, personnel, finance, pensions, money
laundering, and data protection, as delegated.
Join us in our mission to empower the next generation in the fight against climate change. Your
dedication and expertise can help shape a brighter, sustainable future. If you would like to apply for
before the 31st of January.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close the application early if
the right candidate has been found. Interviews will be held in early February.
Together, let's make a difference in educating and inspiring change for a healthier planet.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Approximately 2.5 hours per month
Remote / Bath-Bristol area based
Wednesday, 31 January 2024