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Wild Futures is a UK charity with a holistic approach that combines an educational, environmental and sustainability remit dedicated to promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of our closest living relatives, the non-human primates; working to end the primate trade and abuse of primates in captivity, promoting the rehabilitation of captive primates and the preservation of those in the wild, whilst operating The Monkey Sanctuary for primates in need of a long term home.

We currently have two vacancies available.

 

Site and Facilities Supervisor

Location: Cornwall (accommodation provided)

Salary: £23,000 pa

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Key responsibilities:

  • Planning, maintaining and improving the Sanctuary site and facilities, including primate territories, the grounds, house, café, workshop and visitor areas
  • Managing the site and facilities’ budget
  • Being the health and safety lead with specific responsibility for Risk Assessments and processes

Essential:

  • Interest in animal welfare
  • Experience leading a team
  • Ability to balance competing priorities
  • Adaptable and self-motivated in developing the role
  • General construction and carpentry skills
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Valid driving licence
  • Permission to work in the UK

Desirable:

  • Experience working at other similar sanctuaries or rescue centres
  • Engineering background
  • Experience with firearms
  • Chainsaw certificate
  • Working at heights and climbing experience
  • Experience with renewable energy systems (biomass and solar)
  • Working experience of plumbing and electrics
  • Competence in structural drawings and planning permission applications
  • Good competency with IT; hardware and software
  • Experience working with and/or managing volunteers

Closing date: Until position is filled. 

How to apply:

Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position) and CV by email to [email protected] 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose. 

Download detailed job description here.

 

Board Trustee 

Location: Remote/Cornwall

Salary: Unpaid role, expenses paid

Contract: Part-time, 3 years, possibility of re-election after 3 years

Wild Futures promotes the welfare and conservation of primates and habitats worldwide. In particular we are working to see an end to the UK primate pet trade while providing sanctuary to primates in need. We deliver far reaching education programmes to engage all sectors of the community on primates, conservation and environmental issues.

The Wild Futures Sanctuary currently houses capuchin monkeys (Cebus and Sapajus sp), common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus), long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis), and woolly monkeys (Lagothrix sp). The majority of the residents are victims of the exotic pet trade in the UK. The Sanctuary has been awarded accreditation status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS).

Requirements 

We are looking for new people to join our Board of Trustees. This is a very rewarding voluntary position with a small animal welfare and conservation charity. 

We are looking for people with experience of one (or more) of the following areas: 

  • Fundraising 
  • Law 
  • Human Resources 
  • NGO strategic planning 

This is a voluntary trustee role for which your travel expenses would be covered. Trustees are asked to commit to attending 4 meetings a year. Meetings can be home based with the possibility of travelling to Cornwall four times a year. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to expand our existing Trustee Board, to bring their experience and fresh, innovative and realistic ideas to the charity. 

Closing date: Until position is filled. 

How to apply: 

Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position) and CV to Chris Deacon, Chair: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose. 

Download detailed job description here.