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The Veolia Environmental Trust
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29 Apr 2021
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Are you passionate about providing communities with facilities which support wellbeing and inclusion and bring enjoyment to local people? Do you want to be part of an organisation working to protect and promote biodiversity? 

The Veolia Environmental Trust (VET) is delighted to be recruiting for three new Trustees to work with it on its mission to support community and environmental projects.

Since it was founded in 1997, by the leading environmental management services company Veolia as part of the Landfill Communities Fund, VET has contributed over £90 million to support almost 2,521 projects. 

With projects ranging from the transformation of natural environments to the provision of play facilities and the refurbishment of much needed community spaces, the money that VET distributes is having a positive impact across the country. 

Alongside their standard Trustee responsibilities:

  • VET Trustees meet four times annually to evaluate which projects to support going forward
  • Preparation time is required prior to each of these four board meetings 
  • Board meetings are held virtually and face to face at different locations across the UK 
  • Trustee positions are voluntary and non-remunerated
  • Reasonable expenses may be claimed in line with the Trusts Expense Policy 

All new Trustees receive an induction to help them fully understand the nature of VET 

There is opportunity for Trustees to take on other roles as required by VET

We are keen to hear from those with any of the following skill sets:

  • Financial management
  • Understanding of Environmental issues
  • Volunteering
  • Community project management

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

VET recognises the importance of board diversity, we are an open and inclusive board which will make everyone feel welcome regardless of age, race, gender or needs. If you need adjustments to be made to support you with the interview or the role of Trustee, VET will do everything it can to support you. Your skills are important to us. 

Next Steps 

Are you interested in applying? If so please apply with your CV and a cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for the role and the difference you can make to VET. 

You can email your CV and covering email to or by post to:

The Veolia Environmental Trust


Station Road 

Four Ashes


WV10 7DG


If you wish to speak to us about this role please email us at and someone will call you back.

You will be contacted if you have been selected for an interview.  The interviews will be held virtually in May and the successful candidate will be asked to observe at the 9th June 2021 Board meeting.

We kindly request no contact from recruitment agencies.

VET is a Registered Charity (1064144) and a registered limited company (3419138) and is registered with ENTRUST as an environmental body under the Landfill Tax Regulations (043013).



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