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Chester Zoo
  • Salary
  • Location Chester, Cheshire West and Chester
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Trustees , Governance
  • Sectors Animal
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Job Description


We currently have an exciting opportunity for two Trustees to fill vacancies on our Board as part of our succession planning.

We’re a big, complex and diverse organisation which is also reflected in our Board of Trustees, with backgrounds in a number of academic disciplines and industry experience, from accounting to conservation. Each Trustee brings their own unique perspective to the table, to inform key decisions that shape the future of Chester Zoo, ultimately impacting our worldwide conservation mission and our 2 million visitors a year.

As a Trustee, you will support the development of the zoo’s strategy, act as a guardian for the zoo’s assets and ensure that governance is of the highest possible standard. You’ll also get to work alongside talented, expert people from a variety of fields and disciplines who love wildlife and care about nature.

The roles are voluntary with reasonable expenses reimbursed and you will receive a full induction and relevant training. The Board meets in Chester six times a year and attends an annual two day away days.

Please do get in contact if you share our conservation mission and have skills in one of the following areas:

• Accounting or Finance
• Fundraising
• Education
• Political influencing
• Animal welfare or Conservation

Previous board or business experience in a large complex organisation would be beneficial.

Closing date for applications is 31 March

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.