Unpaid (expenses only)


Job Description

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is seeking a new Chair of its Board of Trustees

BCT is proud to be the UK’s leading non-governmental organisation devoted solely to the conservation of bats and their habitats. Since its formation in 1991, BCT has grown to become an organisation with more than 6,000 members, with offices in England, Wales and Scotland and a team of around 30 staff, including scientists, specialists in training, outreach and biodiversity, volunteer engagement, fundraising, media and membership. BCT’s core activities include: taking effective practical conservation actions and influencing policy to secure bat populations; running the National Bat Monitoring Programme; delivering advice about bats; training professionals and volunteers; and engaging and educating wider audiences.

BCT is seeking a new Chair of its Board of Trustees (BoT) from September 2019. This is an exciting and challenging leadership role, and is a voluntary, unpaid position.

As Chair of BCT you would be expected to provide leadership to the BoT, working with the Chief Executive to ensure it remains focussed on the delivery of BCT’s charitable objectives and its long-term strategy. 

You will need proven leadership skills, an understanding of charity governance, and a passion for and knowledge of nature conservation. You will need an interest in bats, or a desire to learn about them. Please refer to the  attached role description where you will find further details of the qualities we are looking for.

 Please refer to the role description where you will find further details of the qualities we are looking for.

To express your interest in this opportunity, please click on apply to email your CV and a covering letter limited to two or three pages, explaining why you are interested and outlining what skills and experience you would bring to the role to Janet Baumkotter  no later than 9am Monday 25 March.

If you are short-listed you will be called for an interview on Thursday 4 April in London.

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 25 March.
Interview on Thursday 4 April in London.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from a diverse range of suitably qualified candidates.