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Treasurer | The Jane Goodall Institute UK

"Every individual counts, every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference" - Jane Goodall. We're seeking a qualified finance professional who can work with the board, executive and wider staff team to approve and monitor the financial reports and procedures.

  • Location: Meetings held in London
  • Salary: Unremunerated

About the role

The Jane Goodall Institute UK (JGI UK) advances the power of individuals to improve the environment for all living things. JGI UK’s mission is to make a difference for all living things through conservation, research and education. We make a difference through various programmes and project including Community Centred Conservation, Primate Care and Research and Environmental and Humanitarian Education.

Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots international youth education programme, we aim to inspire young people to take positive action on the environment on behalf of all the planet’s inhabitants. We initiate and support environmental education initiatives in areas where communities can benefit from knowledge about the importance of preserving biodiversity and living in harmony with the environment.

As we embark on a new strategy, we seek a Treasurer who can embrace change, provide strategic insight and support our organisation’s financial management. We believe this is a vital time to join our organisation as we move into our next stage of development.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for a new Treasurer who will ensure there is strategic oversight of JGI UK’s financial affairs, preparation of the annual accounts and someone who can support the Board in translating the finances.

We are seeking a qualified finance professional who can be a critical friend to our Director and staff. You will need to be a Treasurer who can work with our team to approve and monitor the financial reports and procedures. The Board meets six times a year in Central London and we expect the time commitment to be up to a day a month.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk

Grant Taylor | 07958 690184 | grant@peridotpartners.co.uk

Closing date: 9am, Monday 20th April 2020

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The Jane Goodall Institute UK (JGI UK) is one of 27 institutes worldwide across Africa, America, Asia and Europe

Jane Goodall is one of the world’s most famous conservationists and scientists. Her pioneering study of wild chimpanzees began 55 years ago in Tanzania and revolutionised how we think about both chimpanzees and ourselves. JGI UK makes a difference through programmes involving:

  • Community Centred Conservation: Contributing to the preservation of chimpanzees and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities.
  • Primate Care and Research: through study of primates in the wild, and sanctuaries for orphans of the entertainment and bushmeat trades.
  • Environmental and Humanitarian Education: through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots international youth education programme which aims to inspire young people to take positive action on the environment on behalf of all the planet’s inhabitants.

Since 2014, JGI UK has had a partnership with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, this has met with continued success as part of the Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots programme in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the launch of the programme in other Emirates.

JGI UK continues to support Dr Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behaviour – research which transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals.

JGI globally delivers various programmes and project around the world. Whether JGI are training Tanzanian villagers in sustainable agriculture and forestry, partnering with African women to increase their access to capital through micro credit or supporting thousands of children around the world in their desire to make a difference, JGI recognise the inter-connectedness of all people, animals and the environment. JGI UK supports this work through fundraising, growing awareness and education.

JGI is also a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats and is widely recognised for establishing innovative community-centred conservation and development programmes in Africa.

Dr Goodall serves as a powerful role model for the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots humanitarian and environmental education programme, which empowers young people around the world to make change in their own communities, and to initiate projects that help people, animals and the environment.

Today Jane continues her work by travelling an average of 300 days per year speaking in venues around the world about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that we will ultimately solve the problems that we have imposed on the earth.

Jane continually urges her audiences to recognise their personal power and responsibility to effect positive change through consumer action, lifestyle change and activism, she says: “Every individual counts. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”

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If you would like an informal conversation about the role you can contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan | 07519 070497 | jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk

Grant Taylor | 07958 690184 | grant@peridotpartners.co.uk

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement that clearly outlines your interest and motivation in applying and your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification.

Please ensure that your application is emailed to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Treasurer, JGI UK” into the subject field.

Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss any adjustments or support which are required.


Closing date: 9am, Monday 20th April 2020
Candidates informed of outcome: TBC
Interviews: w/c Monday 4th May 2020

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