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Join Our Team: Charity Coordinator 12-month Maternity Cover

Nature’s SAFE is a living tissue biobank, preserving live cells from animals threatened with extinction. In a time of declining biodiversity, Nature’s SAFE aims to provide an insurance policy for the world’s most threatened wildlife. We collaborate with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria to safeguard live reproductive cells and cell lines collected after neutering or from deceased individuals of threatened animal species. If needed in the future, these cells can be brought out of storage, and with endangered species breeding programmes, be used to assist in sustainable repopulation in the event of extinction. We endeavour to prevent extinction and protect biodiversity for generations to come.


Nature’s SAFE is on a mission to save animals from extinction by collecting, indefinitely storing and regenerating reproductive cells and cell lines from endangered animal species.



Job Title: Charity Coordinator

Hours: 12-month Maternity Cover: Part Time Contract (20-hour week)

Salary: £26,000 (pro rata to a 40-hour week)

Holidays: 25 days (pro rata) plus 8 Statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Reporting to: Charity Chair and Board of Trustees


This is a broad role covering all aspects of the charity’s day to day running activities.


Partnership Development: To develop, manage and influence key strategic partnerships such as zoos, universities, research institutes, conservation charities, government bodies, and relevant professional bodies, including the private sector, to optimise the delivery of the charity’s conservation mission through effectively obtaining working agreements, sample provision and collaborative research opportunities.

Laboratory Delivery: To work practically in the laboratory to process samples for the application of cryopreservation and cell culture techniques to multiple cell types from multiple taxa. Work with Trustees to ensure standard operating procedures, risk assessments, COSHH forms and others for all techniques are maintained.

Research Support: To support the Trustees and key stakeholders, particularly Nature’s SAFE’s Chief Scientist, with the charity’s key research aims to ensure Natures’ SAFE science enhances scientific credibility.

Funding and Financial Assistance: To support, where required, the income base from individual, grants, trusts and/or income generation from public/private sector donations.

Information Dissemination and Charity Promotion: To ensure the charity’s mission/objectives, scientific activities and findings are disseminated to both key stakeholders and the public through social media, publications, presentations and other forms of engagement.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about wildlife conservation.

  • Be educated to BSc level or equivalent experience.

  • Evidence of relevant practical laboratory experience and knowledge of basic laboratory techniques.

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver projects on time and to a high standard.

  • Demonstrate an ability to establish credibility and influence at all levels.

  • Be able to present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written communications, including media communications to stakeholders at all levels.

  • Have a proven ability to work in, and contribute to, a team environment.


  • Be educated to MSc level or have equivalent research experience.

  • Knowledge and experience of zoo-based operations and policy.

  • Have substantial practical experience in an analytical laboratory.

  • Evidence and/or knowledge of fundraising.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

DEADLINE: 1st January 2022

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