Who we are
The Fox Project is a registered charity dedicated to the Red Fox
Established in 1991 as a specialist Wildlife Information Bureau, Fox Deterrence Consultancy, it has incorporated a Wildlife Hospital since 1993 which, today, admits and treats over 1000 foxes per year, including 250 cubs. It appears regularly on TV, radio and other media, both in the UK and internationally, has received awards from RSPCA, International Fund for Animal Welfare, media and TV.
The Fox Project is now seeking to appoint a new Trustee. The Trustee will be passionate about animal welfare. The role diversity of our Trustees is critical to the Charity’s success. We are therefore particularly keen to hear from people with digital marketing, social media, technology, or project related backgrounds.
About us: The Fox Project aka Southern Wildlife Ambulance Network has been established since 1991. As a wildlife charity with a specialist interest in the red fox, we are an information bureau on the one hand, and a wildlife hospital on the other.
The former role sees us regularly advising local authorities, householders, schools, sports facilities, the media and others across the UK on fox behaviour, welfare and on humane, non-lethal methods of deterrence where human/animal conflict occurs. The founders of the charity were pioneers, dating back to the late 1970s, in creating and developing systems of deterrence, based on using the animal’s own psychology against itself and we continue to advise and support existing and emerging consultancies that wish to operate to the same ethic.
The animal hospital role is more regional and involves a hospital facility based in Kent, supported by a 365-day ambulance service, in-house and outside veterinary care, a staff of 12 people backed by 100+ volunteers that rescue, treat, and rehabilitate up to 1400 foxes – adults and cubs – each year.
Whilst localised in terms of our own rescue service, we provide support, advice and direct assistance for allied organisations across the UK.
A key priority is to locate land on which we can create a purpose-built wildlife hospital that would bring several existing facilities together in one place. To this end, and whilst we have a significant ring-fenced figure already in place for the purpose, we are seeking to expand our fundraising opportunities into areas not yet fully exploited and are particularly looking for professionals and/or enthusiastic and knowledgeable people with a particular interest in social media and other revenue seeking platforms. Expanding our technological capabilities will be crucial in achieving this.
About you: As a Trustee, you will play a crucial role working closely with fellow Trustees and the senior management team to make informed decisions, provide guidance, and contribute to the overall development and success of the charity. Attending regular Trustee meetings and attending other commitments as and when required will be expected.
For more information, please contact Phil Anscombe at [email protected].
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