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Crustacean Compassion is a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation dedicated to the humane treatment of decapod crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs and prawns, based on scientific evidence of their sentience. We are a small team of animal welfare professionals, and our work is grounded in scientific evidence and ethical reasoning.
Despite our small size we are well-respected in NGO and political circles for our reasoned, determined and creative approach. We raise public awareness of the sentience of decapod crustaceans, work with food businesses to implement changes to their practices and we put pressure on the Government to make the necessary changes to the law. We have received significant public and political attention which has prompted widespread media coverage and are in regular engagement with relevant government departments.
Now is an exciting time to join Crustacean Compassion!
We recently achieved ground-breaking success with the first inclusion of decapods in animal welfare legislation – the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act of 2022. Following this first major milestone, we are experiencing one of our busiest and most exciting periods of development as the team expands and we take forward new opportunities to improve the welfare of these fascinating animals. Join us!
Read on for more information on our current vacancies.
Chair of the Board
Lead the Board of a successful animal welfare organisation
The board is in the process of recruiting new members and we have had a high calibre of applicants several of whom will be joining the board shortly. Central to the expansion and development of the board is recruiting an experienced leader as the new Chair.
This individual will be responsible for building an effective and engaged Board, who not only ensure that all legal and regulatory obligations are met, but who also guide the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring that progress is made in the agreed timeframes and that financial targets are achieved. They will also be responsible for the line management of the Chief Executive.
Previous trustee/non-executive director experience is highly desirable but not essential. We will consider applications from all backgrounds.
Govern a successful animal welfare organisation
We're looking for individuals to join our Board of Directors, influencing the direction of the organisation and helping to ensure that Crustacean Compassion can continue to advocate for the millions of decapods that will continue to need our help for years to come.
Previous trustee/non-executive director experience is not essential but desirable. We are keen to hear from those with expertise in corporate engagement, animal welfare science, finance, HR, legal or governance.