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Volunteer Animal Sanctuary Trustees

Dean Farm Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

A unique and exciting opportunity to be an integral part of this compassionate Charity who's aims are to rescue and give a home for life to neglected, abused and unwanted animals whilst promoting compassionate living.


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Shirenewton, NP16 6AG

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The charity is now entering an exciting time where the support of new trustees is essential to ensure we meet the goals and challenges set out for the future. The appointment of new trustees will give us the skills and experience necessary to meet these aims. With the COVID Pandemic and more recently the cost of living crisis the Charity has faced numerous challenges which we have and continue to overcome. The cost of living crisis presented a drop in donations with a rise in running costs this has been our biggest challenge in 10 years.  With the launch of fundraisers and appeals plus the support of the local and national communities we are steadily increasing monthly donations giving us stability and long term funding. As a vegan run sanctuary we have a large following from this community which supports the work we do. The charity has also received a match fund donation and its aims are to reach out to philanthropists and like minded individuals and organisations who become inspired by the work we do and want to invest in the Charity. The challenges we face are balancing the care and welfare of our animals which is our number one priority, rescuing animals in desperate need so they can live a safe and happy life, plus managing their 62 acre home; whilst having the time to invest in fundraising, project planning and development of major projects such as creation of new and safe areas for visitors and animal housing. The Sanctuary is a place of calm and peace, a safe haven for the wildlife, who live alongside our rescued animals. The sanctuary supports its natural habitats with the planting of trees, hedges and rewilding. The environment and natural habitats are as important to protect and preserve as our rescued animals. Our woodland is home to endangered doormice and bats. The Sanctuary is supported by a small team of staff and a bank of over 30 volunteers that are dedicated to our animals, raising funds and the work we do to promote compassion. Our open days and private visits bring in 1000's of visitors every year. This helps with funding and education.   Your role will be instrumental in making change, project planning and ensuring the future success of the Charity. Key areas the Charity is looking for are: Financial management and budgeting, project planning. Fundraising and Marketing Strategic Development Grant writing

What are we looking for?

Ideally you would have held a Trustee position previously, however this is not essential. We are seeking motivated individuals who embrace the ethics and philosophy of the Charity and want be a part of its future. The charity is looking for individuals who are passionate and really driven by the work we do, you be team player with a desire to achieve the goals and aims set. You will be inspired by our work, and believe you have the skills, experiences and attributes to help shape our future. You will understand strategic leadership and actively contribute to the board of Trustees, involved in setting targets, business planning, and project planning You will possess strong interpersonal skill and work well as part of a small team. You will embrace challenges and enjoy seeking solutions that will protect the future of the Charity, ensuring we meet of charitable obligations and aims. You will be highly motivated and interested in the work we are doing, lives we are saving and people we are inspiring to make change to a more compassionate plant based lifestyle.

What difference will you make?

As a trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to make change and give this Charity what it needs to progress and secure its future which benefit animals, people and the natural environment Your leadership, passion and commitment to our cause will ensure the safety and security of this young charity that has made it through the hard years of COVID and cost of living crisis As part of our board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose to meet our aims and mission. You will have a direct impact on the short, medium and long term strategy of the charity. Your role as a trustee will ensure the charity is meeting all of its legal and regulatory requirements.


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