Trustees (two roles)
At Dogs Trust, we believe every dog deserves to live life to the full. We won’t rest until we make the world a safe and happy place not only for dogs, but also the people who love and own them, and we’re working to become a global force for good in dog welfare.
We’ve been helping dogs for over 130 years. In that time, we’ve found forever homes for hundreds of thousands of our faithful friends, dramatically reduced numbers being put to sleep, and helped to all but eliminate strays from the UK’s streets. We’ve instigated the establishment of universal microchipping, campaigned tirelessly on important issues such as puppy smuggling and grown influence and impact on the international stage. But we know there’s so much more to do. There are millions of dogs – and people who love dogs – around the world who still need support. We need to grow our reach and impact to help even more dogs – in the UK and beyond. Our new strategy is designed to help us do just that.
We now have two wonderful opportunities to join our Board of Trustees, referred to as our Council. These roles offer the chance to join a well-established and reflective group, each of whom brings an impressive portfolio of skills and experience. Most importantly, however, we also share an absolute passion for helping dogs in need; and as Dogs Trust’s governing body, we work in a supportive, collegial way to deliver the very best services for dogs, dog owners and the generations of dogs to come.
Candidates should understand the importance of good governance, whether in the commercial or third sector, have an understanding of both business and charities, and a warm appreciation of what we do. We are looking for an outgoing, engaging style, and a willingness to act as an ambassador for Dogs Trust, occasionally representing the charity at events and fundraisers. The successful candidates would also potentially sit on our Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GP), which advises on finance, audit and risk matters, so relevant skills are highly desirable.
Appointments would be made on an initial three-year term basis, with the option to extend for two further terms following successful conclusion of the first term. We would particularly welcome interest from candidates who bring backgrounds or personal perspectives which could enrich the current composition of our Council. This could include (but isn’t limited to) age, socio-economic or demographic circumstances, a minoritised ethnicity, sex or gender.
For more information, please visit www.dogstrustees.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’d like an informal conversation about the role, please call Shabby Amini or Aino Betts at Cadence Partners on +44 020 7947 4960 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative formats for candidate information may be requested at your initial contact.
Closing date: 9 February 2022.