May 132021

Non-Executive Director - The SEA LIFE Trust

Business / Organisation Name: The SEA LIFE Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Not-for-Profit
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.sealifetrust.org
Business / Organisation Type: Charity or Not-for-Profit
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Pro Bono

Role Description

Trustee and Non-Executive Board Member – The SEA LIFE TRUST (Pro bono)

Since 2014 the SEA LIFE Trust, partner marine conservation charity to SEA LIFE aquariums, has provided vital funding support to conservation projects making a positive difference to marine habitats and wildlife across the world.

In 2019 the Trust established the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary with the arrival of Little White and Little Grey to their new home on the Westman Isles, Iceland and together with the long established Cornish Seal Sanctuary, provide us with unique facilities that inspire empathy and tangible reward for our supporters and partners.

We are now seeking a new Board member who can bring both experience and insight in supporting the Trust’s wider development across the globe with particular emphasis on growing our supporter base and connecting us with a wider network of benefactors. We are looking for the following…

  • Director/senior level experience within a global NGO (preferably nature/conservation related).
  • Fundraising experience in a global context – ideally including the USA and statutory/ foundation grants.
  • Understanding of charity governance (possibly through prior experience of being a charity trustee) and robust internal practices and culture to minimise risk to the charity.
  • Ability to make time for scheduled quarterly board meetings. At least one per year is held at one of our Sanctuaries.
  • Ability to provide time outside of quarterly board meetings for update meetings with the senior management team.

The SEA LIFE Trust

The SEA LIFE Trust was founded in 2014 by Merlin Entertainments and is a global charity focused on marine conservation. The Trust works in three main ways across the world:
Campaigning to make a difference – both changing legislation and changing behaviour

Since our inception we have campaigned successfully on issues as diverse as whaling, shark finning, bycatch, marine protected areas and plastic pollution

Project funding

The Trust has funded projects that protect marine life and habitat across the world from regenerating coral reef, protecting vital habitats, removing damaging “ghost nets” from the ocean to innovative methods of reducing bycatch in fisheries

Marine life sanctuaries

The Trust currently owns two marine life sanctuaries – the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the UK (rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing sick/injured seal pups) and the world-first Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland (the first sea based sanctuary for whales coming from a captive environment)

The SEA LIFE Trust is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Application Details

To apply, or for further information, please contact Victoria Williams at [email protected]

Closing Date: 11/06/2021
Contact Name: Victoria Williams
Contact Telephone: 01202 493 006
Contact Email: [email protected]

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