Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 - 00:00
Employer: The Frozen Ark
Contract Duration: Initial 3 Year Term
Contract Type: Part Time
Salary: Volunteer

We are seeking Trustees with expertise in Finance, Business, Legal and IT

Contract type Part-time, Volunteer
Term An initial term of three years, with the potential for a further two terms
Location Home based – must be able to take part in Board meetings either face to face or remotely. Board meetings take place on-line but may on occasion be in London, Nottingham and Cardiff.

The Frozen Ark is a UK based charity whose vision is to conserve the genetic heritage of endangered animals, both wild and domestic species, before they are irretrievably lost. Led by a group of ambitious Trustees, the Frozen Ark seeks to secure this heritage by collecting and conserving genetic material of endangered animals and providing coordination, infrastructure and advice on managing and maintaining these materials through working with UK and international partners.

The Frozen Ark was set up in 2004 and whilst the charity has remained relatively small, operating through donations and grants as well as in-kind backing from partners, it has an expert and well-connected Board of Trustees, part-time staff and committed volunteers. All bring a range of scientific expertise and contacts throughout the sector.

The charity has recently developed a new Business Plan and is implementing this plan to develop itself into a resilient organisation, with the support and goodwill of Trustees, partners and volunteers. To help us achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for new Trustees in areas currently under-represented to join us for a three-year term, which has the potential to extend for a further two terms.


Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Frozen Ark and are ambassadors for the Charity, ensuring that the Ark’s activities conserve the genetic heritage of endangered animals. The Frozen Ark currently has 8 Trustees, who are also Directors.

For further information and to download our Trustee information pack please visit our website