• South East
  • Salary: £unremunrated

Website RSPCA

The RSPCA is the world’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, and we’re proud of having delivered our valuable work for nearly 200 unbroken years. We investigate nearly 150,000 cases of alleged animal cruelty every year, helping to prevent suffering, and improve the lives of many tens of thousands of animals. In recent years, we’ve also made meaningful progress in addressing the relationship between the abuse of humans and animals; a connection first identified by William Wilberforce, one of our founders.

Today, we are a very significant national organisation, and our numbers are impressive: a staff of nearly 1700, 160 affiliated branches across England and Wales, turnover of around £140m and assets of over £200m. Together, we’ll continue to work for a world in which animals are respected and treated with compassion; in which cruelty is prevented and suffering alleviated.

We have ambitious plans for all aspects of our work including wide ranging changes to our governance arrangements including the recruitment of three co-opted Trustees to join our Board. To be successful you will have significant experience of operating at board level within large and complex organisations with a demonstrable track record of driving organisational change. You’ll have a sophisticated understanding of good governance, board development and significant corporate management experience gained within a large national charity or a large, complex commercial entity. You will be an effective communicator with experience of building and sustaining relationships. Financial literacy, commercial acumen and an appreciation of risk is a must, as is a genuine empathy with and compassion for animals and animal welfare.

To read the appointment brief for more information and how to apply, please CLICK HERE

For an informal and confidential discussion, after having read the appointment brief, please contact Jim Banks on 07787 004 768 ( or David Fielding 07810 507 235 (


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