Fauna & Flora’s shared purpose is to protect the diversity of life on Earth. We support, sustain and strengthen local nature conservation action around the world. For the survival of species and habitats, the planet and people. We work closely with local conservation partners in over 40 countries to save nature, together. Using our collective expertise to inspire positive change globally. And, because the health of the planet affects us all, we are creating a worldwide conservation community where everyone can cooperate to share learning and opportunities.
We are a thriving organisation with projects in more than 40 countries, across over 50 million hectares of crucial habitat, locking up close to one billion tonnes of carbon in terrestrial sites courtesy of dedicated and formidably capable staff and with an income of £33.2m in 2022. In recent years, we have seen our staff base grow significantly year on year and having welcomed our new Chief Executive, Kristian Teleki, earlier this year, we are at an important moment of strategic development and change with ambitious plans ahead. Aiming to double our impact by 2030, we will need to increase our funding by the same ratio to achieve this.
As Trustees we are here to help Fauna & Flora to make a real difference – from protecting the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands to safeguarding endangered species such as Siamese crocodiles, Sumatran tigers and Saiga antelope in Kazakhstan and pencil cedar seedlings in St Lucia.
We are now looking for a new Trustee to join us who will also act as our Treasurer, overseeing the financial matters of Fauna & Flora in line with good practice and ensuring that effective financial measures, controls and procedures are in place, and are appropriate for the charity.
We are very open to where your experience may come from so long as you bring deep experience of financial management and oversight, gained at leadership level with the ability to clearly communicate and explain financial information to a range of audiences. Whatever sector your expertise has been gained in, you will have an excellent understanding of good governance (ideally gained on the board of a not-for-profit organisation) and be a strategic thinker with the ability to probe and appropriately challenge both the Executive and Board colleagues, deploying a collaborative approach and sound judgement.
Fauna & Flora is committed to equity, fairness and transparency and we actively encourage applications from people with diverse experience and backgrounds who will bring to the Board the skills and commitment to help drive progress on diversity and inclusion.
You will be joining one of the most effective and respected conservation organisations globally and part of a talented and committed Board of Trustees. If you value the natural world and think it should be protected for its own sake as well as humanity’s, we hope you will read on to find out more.
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