This is an opportunity to take a leading role in the development of one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities, bringing together international reach, ambition for greater impact, intellectual and scientific complexity and a strong, supportive working culture.
Since its foundation in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a charity rescuing UK donkeys from neglect and abuse to an international animal welfare organisation transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules worldwide.
Today, we have 12 sanctuaries around the UK and Europe, and we have delivered veterinary, welfare and educational programmes in almost 40 countries around the world, reaching donkeys and mules most in need. Our aim is to help many more of the tens of millions of donkeys and mules worldwide through field projects, research and advocacy, promoting lasting collaborations with communities, partner NGOs, governments, the media and public.
We are now looking to find our next Chief Executive Officer who will drive and implement our strategic plan and oversee operational leadership whilst acting as guardian of our exceptional heritage. The ideal appointee will work well with people at all levels and of many types, from the public to the media, from donors to governments and from caretakers to research scientists.
We aim to attract candidates with previous experience of working with organisations in the non-profit sector that have an international presence, including proven track record of leadership, fundraising, financial management and successful delivery of strategic plans in international environments. The successful candidate will have the ability to build and sustain professional working relationships with a wide range of people both inside and outside the organisation and we would expect candidates to have compassion, empathy and respect for donkeys and mules, and for those who work with them.
This is an exciting and unrivalled opportunity to lead our international animal welfare organisation.
Help us make a difference!
For more information visit https://www.minervasearch.com/donkeysanctuary
How to Apply
The closing date for all applications, which should be in the form of a CV and cover letter is 5 September 2022.
We are committed to an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the Donkey Sanctuary and our work with Donkeys.
The Donkey Sanctuary is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination by promoting and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that celebrates and values the differences that diverse backgrounds, thinking, skills and experience brings.