Volunteer Vacancy – Treasurer/Trustee

Painted Dog Conservation UK is a charity dedicated to  supporting efforts in Africa to protect and increase numbers of Painted Dogs (also known as African Wild Dogs or Lycaon pictus) – an endangered species with viable populations left in just four countries, the last stronghold being Zimbabwe. We help support the the work of Painted Dog Conservation based on the edge of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, which is closely involved with the local community and one of the biggest employers in the Hwange area. In particular we support the Children's Bush Camp which provides education on the value of conservation to hundreds of deprived Zimbabwean children every year. We currently have a position vacant for a Treasurer/Trustee. We're looking for someone with experience in a finance/accounting role, a passion for wildlife conservation and the ability to spare some of their time to help support our charity. As Treasurer, your role on the board of Trustees would be to; Oversee the financial affairs of the charity and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice. Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place. Monitor and report on the financial health of the charity to the Trustees. Oversee the preparation of necessary financial reports in conjunction with our bookkeeper and ensure they are filed in a timely manner. In addition to the above, as a Trustee you will Share the responsibility of ensuring all monies donated to the charities are used in an appropriate manner. Be invited to represent the charity at numerous events across the UK. Be sure of a warm welcome at Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe to see for yourself where the money we raise gets spent.  If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers – please email derek@painteddog.org with your CV and covering letter. We will be seeking to interview in early 2016.

Tusk/American Express 25th Anniversary Lecture

PDC-UK were made very welcome by Tusks Chief Executive Charlie Mayhew MBE, Dan Bucknell (Executive Director) & his staff at this annual event held at the Royal Geographic Society in London. We would also like to thank members of staff of the Royal Geographical Society personnel for their assistance.  We were delighted that the principal lecturer Dr Amy Dickman was able to find time to convey her personal welcome prior to her lecture. PDC-UK enjoyed meeting many members of Tusk & RGS who genuinely wanted to learn how the charity is able to support PDC (Zimbabwe) primarily through the sales of our unique Snare Art & Beaded Animals. Finally, a BIG THANK YOU to all who supported PDC-UK on the night.

PDC UK’s Derek Fry ‘on air’ at Radio Marlow FM

PDC-UK were delighted to speak on ‘Air’ at Marlow FM 97.5 about ‘Painted Dogs' and the charities activities here in the UK. Those interested in listening to PDC-UK trustee Derek Fry talking to Mike Cannon, presenter of ‘The Eclectic Light Show', please visit Listen Agaain on Marlow FM 97.5. Many thanks to Mike for being a great host.