Through the support of local funding, The Clean Earth Trust has appointed its first paid positions. Two new members have joined the team to deliver the charity’s growing portfolio of environmental initiatives.
A grant awarded by the Guernsey Community Foundation earlier this year, has been split across two new operational hires for The Trust. Sharing the role of Eco-Hero, Helen Quin and Camilla Smillie jo
in the team on a part- and full-time basis, respectively.
The Trust, which focuses on limiting human impact on the environment, was founded in 2018 by Chairman, Andrew Munro. Known primarily for campaigns including Pick It Up Guernsey and The Repair Café, The Trust has been operating solely on the volunteer hours of Andrew, Fran Browning, Laura Bampton and members of the community, up until now.
Andrew explains: “Funding has come at just the right time. Over the past two years we have received inspiring support from local businesses and the community, but our operations have quickly ou
tgrown our capacity. Having a team of people in place, solely committed to delivering our campaigns, will be a game changer for the charity’s future and I’m excited at the possibilities that lie ahead! We extend our thanks to the Guernsey Community Foundation for their on-going support and warmly welcome Helen and Camilla to the team.”
Helen and Camilla both have a strong background in a range of complementary disciplines, as well as passion for the environment, community and sustainable living.
Helen, who started in July, comments on her experience so far; “It’s fulfilling to be able to live my personal values through my job. I’m really grateful to have found such a dynamic and unique role here in Guernsey, and to be working alongside a team of passionate and like-minded people.”
Camilla, who joine
d the team in September, continues; “I’m delighted to be able to join Andrew and the team, especially at a time when the environment is high on the agenda both globally and locally. I’m really excited to be part of this ambitious charity and devoting my time to building relationships within our community and pushing our campaigns forward.”
In addition to these new hires, professional seamstress, Emily Gabb has also joined the team supporting The Repair Café initiative with textile repairs and upcycling. Her role is currently being funded by Condor Ferries.