We are seeking applicants for multiple positions on the Network's Board of Directors. 

What does the Board do?
The LEN Board of Directors oversees the governance and strategic direction of the Network. They meet regularly to provide feedback and support in all areas of the Network including, but not limited to, governance, financial stability, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, operations and ensuring human resource compliance.

Board of Director Call for Nominations

The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects, educates and supports individuals and local organizations in transitioning to a more sustainable future.

We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved. We support businesses through Green Economy London to help them set and achieve sustainability goals.

The LEN Board of Directors oversees the governance and strategic direction of the Network. They meet regularly to provide feedback and support in all areas of the Network including, but not limited to, governance, financial stability, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, operations and ensuring human resource compliance.


Board of Director’s Purpose:

  • Develop and execute strategy for LEN – set strategic framework so that staff and Network Members can develop specific goals and tactics
  • Develop and monitor (with input from staff and network members) annual goals and benchmarks; approve annual goals in subsequent years.
  • Ensure that Network is accountable to funding sources in terms of deliverables and reporting.
  • Assist with funding sustainability plans.
  • Drive resources (funding, people, opportunities) toward Network whenever possible (ie. recruiting volunteers, assisting with funding development etc.)
  • Create and support ad hoc and sub-committees to address specific or ongoing
    Network issues.
  • Ensure financial, and human resource compliance.
  • Engage in succession planning for LEN Leadership, both board and staff.

Experience and Skills
LEN is seeking Board members with a variety of experience and background. Currently, we are seeking the following skill sets in particular:

  • Human resources
  • Media and communications
  • Accounting and finance
  • Legal
  • Business background
  • Members of other environmental groups

Board of Directors Membership:
The Board of Directors will be made up of a minimum of 5 individuals to a maximum of 15 individuals, including:

  • Representatives from Network Members. These representatives should represent the diversity of the network.
  • Representatives from the general London and area public with an interest in the environment
  • Board of Directors skill set includes a variety of backgrounds and experience including governance, non-profit management, fundraising, finance, marketing, legal, human resources, environmental experience and volunteer management.

Newly elected directors shall be elected for three-year (3) terms. Directors will serve no more than 2 consecutive terms and on subsequent terms from their first, they may serve less than 3 years at their choosing.


Decision Making:
Decision shall be made by consensus. If consensus cannot be reached, a simple majority vote of those in attendance will decide the issue. Voting by email is also permitted.


Time Commitments:
Board members will meet monthly for regularly scheduled meetings (usually 11 a year). They are encouraged to also sit on one other committee to the Board (current committees include; Governance & Finance, Events & Marketing, Fundraising and Green Economy London Advisory Committee). They may from time to time appoint any committee or another advisory body, as it deems necessary or appropriate for such purposes. They must attend 75% of regularly scheduled meetings to be in good standing. Board members are also expected to commit a minimum of 1-3 hours a month of independent work outside
of regularly scheduled meetings.


To Apply:
Please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining why you want to join the Board to chair@londonenvironment.net with the subject line “LEN Board Application”. Deadline to apply is March 31st and selected candidates will receive an email in early April to setup an interview.