The Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth, Devon

  • Location

    Sidmouth, Devon

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    08 January 2019

  • Client

    The Donkey Sanctuary

Ref: GSe43513

Since its foundation almost 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a Devon-based charity rescuing UK donkeys from neglect and abuse to an international animal welfare organisation transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them for their livelihood.

We are now one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities - we have 10 sanctuaries around the UK and Europe, and we reach approximately 1.8 million donkeys and mules in almost 40 countries worldwide.

As we embark on an ambitious, new five-year strategy, now is an incredibly exciting time to be joining our Board. We are looking for up to four trustees to strengthen our Board who offer a significant track record at a senior level within their field in at least one of the following areas: international development; veterinary medicine, animal health or welfare; and marketing and communications.

Our aim is to help many more of the tens of millions of donkeys and mules worldwide through field projects, research and advocacy work promoting lasting collaborations with communities, partner NGOs, governments, the media and public. We need strategic thinkers with strong communication and we need people of integrity with a strong commitment to our aims and a collaborative approach.

In return you will be joining a Board with a genuine desire to make a difference.

For an informal confidential discussion about the role please contact our advising consultants Juliet Brown or Rebecca O’Connor on 0207 426 3373

Closing DateMonday 7th January 2019
Preliminary InterviewsThroughout December 2018
Final Panel InterviewEarly New Year 2019
How to apply

To express an interest in one of the available roles, and to be considered, please submit the following information:

• A detailed supporting statement that:
- addresses the essential criteria for the role
- outlines your motivation for the role and for supporting The Donkey Sanctuary
- provides details of your availability on the dates provided in the indicative timetable

• An up to date record of your achievements to date.

Please also ensure you have completed and submitted the Equal Opportunities monitoring form provided on this site. The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Contact details
Rebecca O'Connor: 0207 426 3373

Valentina Serra: 07384 114 732