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The Orangutan Foundation is a UK registered charity (No.1095660). Our mission is to ensure the future of the critically endangered orangutan and its globally important tropical forest habitat in Borneo. Founded in 1990, we deliver a unique and diverse approach to orangutan conservation with a special focus on activities in the UK and Indonesia . The range of activities the Foundation supports include: habitat protection and restoration, wild orangutan rescues and releases, promotion of scientific research, conservation education and awareness activities.
The Foundation’s current board of trustees consists of eight individuals who give strategic guidance to the charity, provide expertise across a range of technical disciplines, ensure the organisation delivers against its charitable objectives, and that it complies with relevant UK statutory requirements.
The Foundation is seeking to expand its board with the addition of one or more trustees who have expertise in funding development. We are seeking individuals who can offer their professional skills and expertise to support fellow board members, staff and volunteers; who will contribute to organisational plans and strategy to make fundraising a priority; ensure that fundraising is done to the highest standards; and who will use their contacts to guide our fundraising approaches and help diversify income streams.
The Foundation’s office is situated in Central London. Trustees generally meet face-to-face a minimum of twice a year with additional conference calls involving the entire board or working groups as needed.