Trustee

Ref: 4181

Bristol Zoological Society

Bristol

Role Managed by:

Yana Shevkirova

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6208

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: yana.shevkirova@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 12/07/2019

Formal Interview Date: 20/09/2019

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Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation and education charity, which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, welcoming nearly 700,000 visitors per year.

The Society is run by around 250 staff together with approximately 350 volunteers and exists to create a sustainable future for wildlife and people. Our commitment to wildlife is centuries old and born out of a desire both to better understand life on our planet and to inspire people to engage with the fascination of nature. Today our mission is focussed on saving wildlife, not alone but together with all the people that we engage and inspire. Our vision is for wildlife to be a part of everyone’s lives and for people to want to, and be enabled to, protect wildlife now and for the future.

Bristol Zoo Gardens, in the heart of the city, opened to the public in 1836. It is the fifth-oldest zoo in the world and the oldest outside a capital city. In 2013 we opened our sister-site, Wild Place Project in South Gloucestershire, with a vision for it to be a national centre for wildlife.

Bristol Zoological Society cares for nearly 10,000 animals of 400 species, with nearly 1,400 threatened animals bred in 2018 and we conduct evidence-based conservation and research across 14 projects in 10 countries on 4 continents working through 31 local partner organisations. Over the last 30 years, our award-winning education team has taught almost a million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our Society has on the world.

We have a long and impressive history on which our new Strategic Plan will build to ensure the continued success of this extraordinary Society. A key area of our strategy is to grow the number of visitors to our two attractions by 30% and to increase our visitor revenue. We are also looking to generate £25m in capital investment, derived from a range of sources including philanthropy, commercial funding and our own assets, to transform the visitor experience.

We are therefore eager to appoint a Trustee with consumer business experience who can help us deliver this. Specifically, the Society are looking for:

Individuals with recent experience gained from a consumer business sector e.g. retail, leisure or hospitality.
Individuals with experience in consumer digital media and marketing.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support Bristol Zoological Society in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

The role is voluntary and reasonable expenses will be paid. The Trustee Board meets in Bristol for two full days plus four evening meetings each year and Trustees also attend the Society’s Annual General Meeting. 

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and previous experience is not required as appropriate induction and training will be given. Potential candidates will be able to meet the Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive as part of the application process.

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4181

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