The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC004064

Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction. We are the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS), and for over 100 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity as well as an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future. Through our two sites, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, we provide unique and memorable experiences and engage over 750,000 visitors per year in the wonders of the natural world, taking care of over 1,000 rare and endangered animals in safe and stimulating surroundings. The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland
  • Closing 21st April 2021

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.