Opportunity – Honorary Chairperson


Reports to: PMNHS Council members
Remuneration: This is an unpaid, voluntary position
Hours: Depending on time of year, around 2 days per month for quarterly Council meetings, assistance with Bulletin, conference organisation and fieldtrip planning. 

No minimum or maximum term commitment, re-elections annually. 

Porcupine is looking for an enthusiastic and driven person to support the Council in developing the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society’s objectives. This is a key opportunity to lead a progressive and ambitious Society, working with a dynamic and enthusiastic Council, and to play an important role in the future of the society.  The role requires someone who is a strategic thinker and proactive leader with a passion for our seas and marine life.

This is an opportunity for the right person to:

  • Develop and practice leadership and management skills
  • Network across the UK with experts in all areas of marine natural history
  • Enhance communication skills across disciplines

You will need:

  • Energy
  • Commitment
  • Knowledge of and an interest in marine natural history
  • Good organisational and communication skills

You don’t need:

  • Any specific expertise in marine biology
  • Previous experience of being Chair – however experience of committees will be beneficial

How to apply:

If you are interested in the role, please contact Natalie Hirst, the current Chairperson to discuss further.  A more detailed description of what the role entails can be found on the website here:  http://pmnhs.co.uk/honorary-chairperson-duties

Elections will take place at the Society’s AGM held as part of the Spring conference in April 2022.

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