Head of Landscape Conservation

Essex Wildlife Trust

Great Wigborough, Essex
£42,000 - £42,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: 147606_EW

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 03 February 2017

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity. The Trust has over 35,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 87 nature reserves, 11 Visitor Centres and around 180 staff.

Head of Landscape Conservation

Location: Great Wigborough, Essex
Salary: £42,000 rising to £42,500 per annum
Permanent contract, 37.5 hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity for Head of Landscape Conservation. This will be a pivotal post as it will deliver a strategic vision for wildlife conservation across the county. The role requires someone with significant people management experience, credibility and ambition, who will thrive on the responsibility to deliver a step change in conservation and real impact across the Trust.

If you have a passion for wildlife and you know how to get the best out of a big team, you could play a key role in shaping the future of wildlife conservation in Essex. This is a very exciting opportunity for an individual to deliver a fresh approach and new ideas.

The Trust is ambitious and looking for a strong leader to drive forward our conservation goals and build on our incredible achievements to date. Essex contains habitat and species of international importance and as one of the largest Wildlife Trusts in the UK, our aim is to protect this wildlife and get local residents, businesses and politicians to see the value of safeguarding its future.

In this role you will:

  • Have the opportunity to shape a new department.
  • Demonstrate and communicate the value of habitat protection in Essex.
  • Manage a multidisciplinary team of 35 staff to deliver success across the county at a landscape scale.
  • Secure and manage key partnerships with a broad cross section of people and sectors, to help deliver our charitable objectives.
  • Role model a new way of working as part of an organisational change programme.
  • Influence key decision makers and deliver impact on the ground through enhanced habitat protection.
  • Play a key role in the future of the organisation as part of the Senior Management Team.

Closing date: 3rd February 2017 at 2pm
Interview date: TBC

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