Chair of Trustees; Blue Ventures

Job Title: 
Chair of Trustees
Job Location: 
London or Bristol
Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Location: the UK Offices are based in London and Bristol               

Reporting to: Board of Trustees

Time commitment: able to commit 2-3 days on average a month in addition to four Board meetings per year. The Chair is also expected to have regular meetings with the Executive Director and represent the Charity at various events and meetings with key stakeholders.

Remuneration: the role of Chair is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although expenses for travel may be claimed

Start date: as soon as possible

We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops locally-led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and we are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Chair to lead our Board of Trustees to ensure the effective, safe and efficient governance of Blue Ventures. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to lead the Board of one of the world’s fastest growing conservation organisations, a highly acclaimed, award-winning social enterprise working at the interface of nature conservation and community development across the tropics.

We are fortunate to have a dedicated, diverse and distinguished Board, presenting considerable breadth of expertise and leadership experience. As part of our ongoing organisational growth, we are looking to add further capability to this group with a new Board Chair.  The Chair will also be expected to act as a coach and mentor for the Senior Management Team as this organisation goes through a period of rapid growth and change. 

The candidate will Chair four Board meetings per year, in addition to regular contact with the Executive Director and other members of the Senior Management Team.

Download full job description including responsibilities here

Application Process

To discuss this role informally please contact Candice von Memerty (candice [at]

Applicants should apply online by 7th October 2019.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

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