Non Executive Director

Job or Trustee?


Job type

Part time




1 per week

Closing date


Stomping Grounds
Stomping Grounds Logo - The words 'Stomping Grounds' in white on an orange background of trees.

About Us

Stomping Grounds Forest School CIC is in its 5th year of delivery and needs your help to continue its growth. We deliver Forest School to communities across the North East and use our profits to ensure historically excluded groups can benefit from the impact of connection with nature. We are passionate about giving children and families from all backgrounds the time and space to connect with nature, build relationships with the land and grow communities. It’s an exciting time to be involved with us and with the wider Forest School Community. As more people discover the power of being in nature and developing communities, this role plays an important part in helping everyone to access the outdoors, regardless of background or income. You’ll be joining a diverse, skilled, supportive team and helping us to meet our mission.

Our Aims
Establish and maintain Forest School settings in a variety of woodland areas in the North East of England.
Deliver Forest School and outdoor learning activities in local woodlands to children and young people.
Engage communities in outdoor activities which reconnect them with nature
Encourage children and their families to further engage in outdoor activities to improve health and wellbeing

Equalities statement:
Stomping Grounds actively promotes equality and works hard to bust the myth that bushcraft and outdoor adventure is a 'traditionally white male' pursuit. We encourage applications from all sections of society and want to ensure that working in and using the services of Stomping Grounds is open to all, including women, men, non binary and LGBTQ+ people, people who experience racism, neurodivergent and disabled people and low income families. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Stomping Grounds actively promotes inclusion by role modelling and embedding it within delivery. We continually engage with and support organisations and networks as allies of minority groups who are historically excluded from outdoor pursuits. Discrimination because of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, or any other perceived difference will not be tolerated.

We are currently looking for non-Executive Directors with the following skills who can support the organisation to continue to deliver and develop its current projects and to develop any projects identified to meet future needs.

Treasurer with Bookkeeping Experience Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities to include:
Help develop quarterly financial reports for the Board
Develop financial forecasts for different scenarios to help the Board with decision making and for use in funding bids
Essential criteria: Must hold or be working towards a recognised finance qualification.

Director with lived experience of being a minoritised group
Specific responsibilities to include:
Support us to develop and implement an EDI strategy
Provide feedback on language and representation within the organisation

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