The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS or “the Society”) is a charity founded in 1909, which owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. Our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard threatened species.
The Society has elections to the Board from our membership at each AGM. But in addition to this, the Board can also co-opt people to complement the skills set of its current members. It is in this regard that the Society is now looking to co-opt 3 people to join the Board and is interested in hearing from a wide range of people who have a distinct interest in animal conservation. The duration of the co-option periods will vary from 1 to 4 years and after the expiry of each co-option period, the incumbent is eligible to stand for re-election to the Board through the AGM.
The responsibilities of the Board include:
· Promoting and safeguarding the sustainability of the Society
· Providing leadership within prudent and effective controls
· Setting the Society’s strategic aims
· Setting the Society’s values & standards
· Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met
To complement the expertise of current board members, we would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with recent or current expertise in (among other things) conservation, tourism, veterinary skills, zoology or social media and digital technology. Additionally, candidates who have experience of either working with or knowledge of conservation, tourism or government organisations (examples of which could include Visit Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, NatureScot or similar) would also be of particular interest.
We are looking for individuals who share our values and who can contribute to greater diversity of thought in order to help the Board better reflect our diverse community.
Carrick Knowe is a busy parish church situated in the west of Edinburgh. The church buildings act as a focal point for the community, attracting more than 800 people through the week to a variety of church and community organisations.
We are looking for a Children and Families worker to take forward an existing project which over the past seven years has successfully delivered a range of events for families in our community such as ‘Meal and a Movie’ evenings, Cooking with Children classes, and craft afternoons. There is an established network of volunteers who are available and keen to support the work.
This appointment is for twelve months initially from a mutually agreed start date. The post is part-time, 10 hours per week, paid pro-rata based on an annual salary of £25,624. You will have an operational budget to pay for events and expenses.
We would expect you to work two hours on Sunday morning and two four hour sessions during the week (flexible and negotiable). You will report to the Minister as line manager and Chair Person of the Project, and to the Project Steering Group and Kirk Session.