Reports to: Chief Executive

Salary : £40,655 - £42,944 per annum

Hours : Full time Permanent - 37.5hrs per week

Based : Devizes SN10 1NJ

This is an exciting opportunity to join of one of the UK’s leading environmental charities. Your appointment as Head of Conservation will be an opportunity to let your vision and leadership shine, as you take responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trust’s conservation objectives. In addition, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will share collective responsibility for the day to day management of the Trust as a whole.

You must have an excellent understanding of nature conservation and the opportunities and challenges. We are looking for an innovative individual with an entrepreneurial approach and a strong commitment to the environment. You will be responsible for the strategic development, management and coordination of the Trust’s conservation work as well as directly managing your team of conservation professionals.

The successful candidate will have excellent management experience and have the qualities to inspire, motivate and ensure staff performance. You should have a successful track record of negotiating contracts and agreements and experience of fundraising, budget control and project development. This is a variable, technical and fast-paced role requiring substantial experience, political awareness, ability to generate income, financial literacy, stakeholder management and a flexible approach. The successful candidate will be educated to degree or further degree level or have equivalent experience.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 9th December 2019

Interviews: 16th December at Elm Tree Court, Devizes SN10 1NJ

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Download the application form here.

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If after reading the job description you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Dr Gary Mantle on 01380 725670 ext:240 or at [email protected]  

Please note: we do not accept CVs for our advertised vacancies. Candidates wishing to apply will need to complete our Application Form and email it (preferably in Word format) to [email protected]