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Volunteer - Strategy Writer

Hiring Organization:
Orangutan Appeal UK

Date Posted:
2014-01-30

Position Description:
Orangutan Appeal UK is in the planning stages of creating a new strategy for a rescue and rehabilitation centre. This project will be developed using ARCUS Guidelines – “Building Sustainable Sanctuaries” and this is where the volunteer position will be focused.

General description: The volunteer will help to create the content for stage two and subsequent stages of the strategy. The strategy will include, amongst other things, details on land suitability and purchase, building plans, operations and permits, staffing and role descriptions, equipment procurement and priorities, security, orangutan care and management, timelines and objectives.

This internship will offer the volunteer the chance to display their capabilities and will involve:
• Creating a report on all of the areas that will need consideration.
• Researching all areas thoroughly, covering all outcomes and possibilities.
• Monitoring and reporting on the activities of similar centres.
• Writing up notes clearly and keeping track of your progress.
• Developing a strategy, in stages.

What skills are required:
• Excellent strategy and proposal writing skills
• Strong research skills
• Good communication skills
• Exceptional writing skills
• Ability to think analytically, logically and methodically

The volunteer will work alongside the charity founder / chairwoman, Susan Sheward MBE and charity manager, Emily Griffiths, to create strategic plans for the operational running of a centre.

Qualifications/Experience:
Educated to PhD level in Primatology, although would consider a volunteer near completion of a PhD.

Salary/funding:
This is an unpaid position as you will be a voluntary worker for the charity, see www.gov.uk/employment-rights-for-interns for further information.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be covered.

Term of Appointment:
No set times or dates, to work around your availability, but would expect the volunteer to be available 2-3 days a week, between the hours of 9-5.

Application Deadline:
Friday 28th February

Comments:
Location: Brockenhurst HQ, Hampshire. We would consider home-based volunteering for the right volunteer.

Contact Information:
Emily Griffiths
Orangutan Appeal UK, 11 Forest Hall
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QQ
United Kingdom

Telephone Number:
01590 623443

Website:
http://www.orangutan-appeal.org.uk

E-mail Address:
manager@orangutan-appeal.org.uk

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