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Join PACT Animal Sanctuary as a Trustee!

Are you passionate about animal welfare and ready to make a meaningful impact? PACT Animal Sanctuary is looking for dedicated professionals to join our Board of Trustees and help shape the future of our organization.

Location: Wood Rising, Norfolk (Hybrid meetings)

Status: Voluntary

About PACT Animal Sanctuary:

For nearly 30 years, PACT Animal Sanctuary has been a beacon of hope for neglected, injured, and abandoned animals across East Anglia. As we approach our 30th anniversary, we are excited to launch an ambitious new strategy aimed at enhancing animal welfare, expanding our reach, and securing our long-term sustainability.

Why Join Us?

Becoming a Trustee at PACT is more than a role; it’s an opportunity to join a community of likeminded animal lovers and dedicated professionals committed to making a difference. As a Trustee, you will play a crucial part in steering our strategic direction, ensuring that we continue to provide exceptional care for animals in need and fostering our growth in the years to come.

Key Responsibilities:

- Provide strategic oversight and governance.

- Scrutinize and approve plans, policies, and financial budgets.

- Ensure effective use of resources and monitor performance.

- Participate in Board and committee meetings, preparing thoroughly.

- Uphold PACT’s values and maintain confidentiality.

- Represent PACT positively to internal and external audiences.

Who We’re Looking For:

We welcome Trustees from diverse backgrounds who are eager to contribute their skills and experience to our cause. We value strategic thinkers with strong analytical abilities, effective decision-making skills, and a passion for animal welfare. Specific areas of expertise we seek include:

- Organizational leadership

- Animal welfare sector experience

- Human resources, people, and culture management

- Financial management and reporting

- Retail and business development

- Marketing, fundraising, and partnerships

- Property and estate planning

What You’ll Gain:

- A unique opportunity to influence the strategic direction of a leading animal welfare organization.

- The chance to work with a passionate and skilled team, including experienced Trustees, a dedicated CEO and contribute to shaping our senior leadership.

- Personal and professional growth through participation in governance, strategic planning, and community engagement.

Time Commitment:

- Attend six Board meetings annually (hybrid format).

- Participate in sub-committee meetings and working groups.

- Engage in ongoing learning and development activities.

- Represent PACT at community events.

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement highlighting how you meet the person specifications and your motivations for applying. For an informal discussion about the role, request this in your email.

Request a Trustee Recruitment pack, inquiry and/or submit your application to:

Tina Wilde, Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Application Deadline: 24 June 2024


Successful applicants will be invited for a formal interview, held either at our Animal Sanctuary or via Zoom/MS Teams.


PACT Animal Sanctuary, River Farm, Woodrising, Norfolk, NR9 4PJ

Join us in this exciting journey as we embark on our 30th anniversary with renewed ambition and a steadfast commitment to animal welfare.


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