Are you passionate about wild tigers & protecting the environment where they live?
Do you have the digital skills, knowledge, experience & time to help an established wild tiger charity through the next stage of its development?
Tigers4Ever is an established charity which is giving wild tigers wild futures & protecting the environment in which they live. Our current focus is in Madhya Pradesh, India.
We have 10 Trustees: 3 female/7 male plus 2 vacancies. We have strong governance, financial, project management, marketing & business skills and diverse backgrounds/interests including other charity/other Governance roles. Our Chair has an unerring passion for wild tigers.
Our current board has limited digital skills but the demand for our services is continually increasing. To continue to meet this demand & to deliver new ambitious projects we need to raise our existing profile & reach a wider supporter base.
The Tigers4Ever Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year for 2.5-3 hours. Sub-committees are established for specific projects/fundraiser planning, as needed. We also ask our Trustees to get involved with the organisation of/participation in our fundraising events.
We have community focused projects to encourage those living with wild tigers to protect them & ensure they have wild futures. We achieve our objectives by the Provision of: Buffer Zone Anti-Poaching Patrols; Permanent wildlife waterholes/reducing human-animal conflict; Vital equipment for Forest patrols; & Educational resources to enable children from the poorest rural communities to gain education/improved employment prospects.
Our first of its kind “Buffer Zone Anti-Poaching Patrol” established in July 2015 in Bandhavgarh has seen a 97% reduction in wild tiger deaths due to poaching/poisoning in the last 54 months. The Buffer Forests around India’s wild tiger reserves account for 90-95% of all wild tiger deaths due to poaching/poisoning incidents annually. Historically, these Buffer forests were not patrolled. Wire snares, jaw traps & tethered snares are the preferred tools of tiger poachers. Our Patrollers search the buffer forests for poacher’s traps, seeking to disarm them before tigers/leopards fall prey. Patrols in the buffer forest also act as a deterrent to would be poachers who fear capture if their traps are discovered. Since 2015-16, our Patrols have also assisted with the early identification of/quenching forest fires which are common in the dry season. Such actions save the lives of many forest dwellers not just wild tigers.
Tigers4Ever is looking to appoint up to 2 new trustees (or 1 trustee and one project volunteer) to enhance the skills profile of its current Board of Trustees, bring fresh perspectives to the future development of the Charity and help us better align ourselves with the demands of a modern technology driven supporter base.
We are looking specifically for individuals with skills & expertise in the following areas:
We are looking for individuals to guide the charity through the next 3 years of its growth & development.
Most importantly, applicants should have the time & enthusiasm to help Tigers4Ever to achieve its charitable objectives.
We would particularly welcome applications from people hoping to add to their practical experience to support their studies; people looking to enhance their personal profile by helping to develop digital solutions in an ever challenging environment; and from people with a personal interest in wild tigers, conservation and the tigers' impact on people living in rural India. Tigers4Ever welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds who are passionate about tigers, wildlife and conservation.
The new trustee(s) will ideally bring a wealth of experience where our existing skills are limited enabling Tigers4Ever to grow to meet its current & future demands.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing ambitious charity and make a real difference in the world of wild tiger conservation. The tiger is an iconic species which has been depleted by 97% in a little over 100 years, here is an opportunity to help to reverse that trend....
As a Tigers4Ever Trustee you will be involved in ensuring that we comply with our legislative obligations & pursue our objectives, you will also play a key role in developing the future digital presence of our charity, & helping to decide how best to allocate our resources to ensure our aims are achieved & a real public benefit is realised in wild tiger conservation.
Applicants will need to provide a curriculum vitae together with a short covering note on why they would like to become a trustee for Tigers4Ever & their experience to date.
Recruitment of the new trustees is currently ongoing so applications are welcomed at your earliest convenience.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified & asked to complete a "skills audit assessment form"/attend an informal interview. Interviews will be held digitally on mutually convenient dates during the COVID19 crisis.