Chagos Conservation Trust Chair

The Chagos Conservation Trust
April 1, 2020
Work from home, United Kingdom
Job Type
Closing date
31st May 2020
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The Chagos Conservation Trust (CCT) is a UK charity that conducts and promotes conservation work and scientific and historical research in the Chagos
Archipelago, a UK Overseas Territory. We are largely voluntary with the board of trustees made up from a diverse group of scientists, conservationists, campaigners and finance specialists with one thing in common: working to protect the Chagos Archipelago.

The Chagos Archipelago is made up of a collection of 55 islands and coral reefs surrounded by open sea.

On 1st April 2010 the Chagos Archipelago was designated by the British government as a fully no-take marine protected area.

Chagos Conservation Trust Chair
The CCT is searching for a Chair. This is an important, voluntary, officer role that ensures CCT is running efficiently and effectively. Do you have a love of the ocean and the right skills to join our team?

The Chair is responsible for:

  • leading the board of trustees and the organisation to work as a team to enable it to fulfil its purpose
  • acting as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate
  • leading on fundraising for CCT’s flagship programme, Healthy Islands, Healthy Reefs
  • managing and supporting the director and maintaining an effective working relationship between staff, trustees and all other stakeholders

Please see full job description in the attached document

Application deadline: Please send an CV and cover letter by 1/4/2020
Start date: April 2020
Location: Work from home, UK. Attend quarterly board meetings in London.
Further information: Helen Pitman, Director, Chagos Conservation Trust,

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