Current Vacancies

There are two current vacancies

Two Non-Executive Directors (one of whom will be Audit Chair)                                                                                


Time Commitment:  Normally 10-12 days per annum

Duration:  3 years, which may be extended for a further three years

Location:  Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Closing date:  18 August 2023


The Environmental Trust Scheme Regulatory Body trading as Entrust is a not-for-profit Company, set up to regulate the Landfill Community Fund (LCF). Entrust is looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to the Board.



Entrust is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, set up to regulate the Landfill Community Fund (LCF) in England and Northern Ireland, under Terms of Approval (TOA) agreed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

The Government permits elements of the landfill tax it levies on Landfill Operators (LOs) to be utilised to benefit local communities and the environment. LOs are currently allowed to contribute up to 5.3% of their landfill tax liability to Environmental Bodies (EBs), set up under the scheme, as a tax credit.

Entrust’s role is to provide HMRC with independent assurance that LCF monies spent by EBs, comply with the requirements of the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (Regulations).  In delivering this role, we register EBs, provide policy advice and guidance and undertake compliance reviews of EBs.

Since its inception in 1997, the LCF has funded projects totalling over £1.5 billion covering more than 60,000 individual projects.

Further information about Entrust’s work can be found at:



Entrust is based in Leamington Spa, has a staff of 18 and an annual budget of just over £1.1 million.


The roles:

The Board currently consists of three Non-Executive Directors (NED) and the Chief Executive (CEO). Entrust is looking to appoint two new Board members. One of the new Board members will replace a retiring Board member with accountancy qualifications and financial experience, and will chair the Audit Committee.


Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Ensuring appropriate standards of governance operate in the Company;
  • Providing strategic direction and leadership; and
  • Supporting and challenging the Executive in the delivery of the organisation’s Corporate Plan.


Person Specification:

With these appointments, Entrust is looking for two candidates who between them will contribute the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of working with a Board, in a non-executive or executive role, in any sector;
  • Current knowledge and experience of managing governance and Audit issues (Audit Committee Chair only);
  • Experience of using IT to develop and improve the efficiency of an organisation’s business model and operating framework;
  • Promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisation, and an understanding of how an organisation’s activities may affect equality and diversity in the community; and
  • Some direct, or indirect, involvement and understanding of a regulatory process.


All candidates will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills and experience of being a committed team player. In carrying out these roles, Board members are required to set and display the highest standards of propriety and governance.  Although Entrust is a small not for profit Company, all Board members are required to comply with the Nolan (seven principles of public life – See Appendix A) and the UK Combined Code.

The recruitment process will include references and background checks.

The Board is seeking to increase the diversity of its membership to enhance its effectiveness, and would particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the community.


Time Commitment:

The normal time commitment is approximately 10-12 days per annum, but Members are expected to be available to work up to a further six days per annum during the year.  The Board normally meets five times a year for a full day and the other days are allocated to other Entrust work, for example attending EBs’ Board meetings.



Chair of the Audit Committee - £8,700 per annum.

Non-Executive Director - £ 7,200 per annum.


Application Process:

  • Applicants will be required to send a covering letter detailing how their knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification and a CV to the Chair’s Personal Assistant – Helen Maccallum by email to, or by hard copy to 60 Holly Walk, Leamington Spa CV32 4JE. The application should make clear whether you are applying for the Audit Chair role;
  • A short-list of candidates will be drawn up after the closing date from the applications received;
  • The interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in September 2023; and
  • The successful candidates will expect to take up their posts from 1 December 2023 for the NED role and 1 March 2024 for the Chair designate of the Audit Committee.


If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Christopher Welford Entrust’s Chief Executive on 01926 488 317 or e-mail to,uk. For an informal conversation about the roles with the Chair, please email, to arrange an appointment.


Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 18 August 2023.



Appendix A




Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.



Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.



In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.



Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.



Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.



Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.



Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.



These principles apply to all aspects of public life