Up to 2 Vacancies: Are you passionate about wild tigers & protecting the environment in which they live? Do you have the skills, knowledge, experience & time to help guide an established small tiger conservation charity through the next stage of its development? About Us Tigers4Ever is a Registered with the Charity Commission of England & Wales No. 1160528. Tigers4Ever initially established as a Charitable Trust in 2010 with the aim of preventing the extinction of wild tigers & protecting the environment in which they live. Our specific focus is in India, with current projects in Madhya Pradesh. Tigers4Ever has community focussed projects to encourage those who live with wild tigers to protect them & ensure they'll have wild futures. We achieve our objectives by the provision of Buffer Zone Poaching Patrols; Permanent wildlife waterholes to reduce man-animal conflict; Provision of critical equipment for Forest Department patrollers to enable them to protect wild tigers; & the Provision of educational resources to enable young children from the poorest rural communities to gain education & improved employment prospects. Our first of its kind “Buffer Zone Poaching Patrol” established in July 2015, in the forests surrounding Bandhavgarh National Park, India has seen a 94% reduction in wild tiger deaths due to poaching or poisoning in the last 2 years. The Buffer Forests around India’s wild tiger reserves account for 90-95% of all wild tiger deaths due to poaching/poisoning incidents annually. Historically, these Buffer forests have not been patrolled due to staffing/training issues. Wire snares, jaw traps & tethered snares are the preferred tools of tiger poachers. Our Patrols search the buffer forests for poacher’s traps, seeking to disarm them before tigers/leopards fall prey. Patrols in the buffer forest also act as a deterrent to would be poachers who fear capture if their traps are discovered. In 2015-16, Tigers4Ever Poaching Patrols also assisted with the early identification of/quenching forest fires which are common in the dry season. Such actions save the lives of many forest dwellers not just wild tigers. Tigers4Ever has also embarked on another major environmentally focussed project: the development of permanent wildlife waterholes for year-round use in areas of water scarcity. These waterholes not only offer stability to the wildlife prey base, they help to reduce man-tiger conflict. The projects also provide employment for rural communities living with tigers during their development & afford them some much needed income. Tigers4Ever has no paid employees in the UK. All connected persons are volunteers (including representatives in India) &/or trustees. Our Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year for around 2.5 - 3 hours in Warrington, Liverpool or Manchester. Sub-committees may be established to meet separately for specific projects/fundraiser planning at times & locations suited to participants. In addition, Trustees are expected to commit to involvement in the organisation of/participation in our annual fundraising events. Our Charitable objectives are: To promote the preservation of the tiger species in its natural habitat, its value to the forest & eco-systems, & its protection from extinction for the benefit of the environment & public; To assist in the relief of poverty, sickness & in the advancement of education in the Bandhavgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, & in other rural & forest communities in India. About the Role We want to appoint up to 3 new trustees to enhance the skills profile of our current Board & bring fresh perspectives to our future development. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing charity & contribute to its future success/strategic direction. As a Tigers4Ever Trustee you'll be involved in ensuring compliance with our legislative obligations & pursuing our objectives, you'll also play a key role in developing our future, specifically helping to decide how best to allocate our resources to ensure the aims of the charity are achieved & a real public benefit is realised in wild tiger conservation. This is a voluntary (unpaid) role. To find out more about the role of a trustee for a charity regulated by the Charities Commission of England & Wales please see the Charity Commission website for section: "Charity Trustee what's involved". Tigers4Ever is a charitable trust, so you must be over 18 to be a trustee. About the applicants We're looking for individuals to guide the charity through the next 3 years of growth & development. As we have 3 vacancies, it's not essential for applicants to have all the skills below. Most importantly, applicants should have the time & enthusiasm to help us to achieve our charitable objectives. We're looking for people with the following skills & expertise: Enterprise/business development/commercial/Graphic Design/Web Design/Campaigning/Digital Strategy/Legal Skills We'd particularly welcome applications from young people/mature students hoping to gain practical experience to support their university/college studies; & from people with a personal interest in wild tigers & their impact on people living in rural India. Tigers4Ever welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds who are passionate about tigers, wildlife & conservation. Apply to be a Tigers4Ever Trustee Applicants need to provide a cv together with a covering note on why they'd like to become a Tigers4Ever Trustee & their experience to date. Recruitment of new trustees is ongoing so applications are welcomed at your earliest convenience. Shortlisted candidates will be notified & asked to complete a "skills audit assessment form"/attend interview. Interviews will be held in the North West on mutually convenient dates. Updated: 04-09-2017 at 16:14:42
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