Chief Executive Officer

Sherwood Forest Trust

Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, with hybrid working options
£50,000 - £54,000 FTE

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 22nd July 2024   6 days left

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £50,000 - £54,000 (full time equivalent)
Working Hours: 3 days (22.2 hours/week)
Contract: Permanent
Location: STF Offices, Edwinstowe and hybrid options.

Established in 1995, the Trust is the only charity devoted entirely to Sherwood – the world’s best loved forest. Independent of any political, commercial or Government body, the Trust works to protect, preserve and promote this unique heritage landscape. We have been, and continue to be, committed to various projects aimed at conserving the history and heritage of this historic woodland, nurturing biodiversity and fostering community and cultural engagement. From tree planting initiatives to wildlife conservation efforts and telling the story about the peoples of Sherwood Forest, our work is driven by a passion for safeguarding this national treasure for generations to come.

In our new Chief Executive, we are looking for an individual who will provide leadership and identify and secure new sources of income to enable the Trust to continue on a firm financial footing alongside managing our staff and engaging with key stakeholders.

Key elements of the role are to:

  • work closely with the Trustees to ensure alignment with the charitable objectives of the Trust and adhere to governance principles.
  • manage a small team of staff and volunteers, sustaining morale and commitment, leveraging their enthusiasm and interest to achieve the maximum impact with limited resources.
  • Secure ongoing funding, including identification of new growth areas, work programme opportunities and diverse funding streams.
  • maintain and develop partnerships and networks with key stakeholders.

The job pack explains the context for this appointment and sets out our vision and ambition for what we expect from our new Chief Executive.

For an informal discussion on the post please contact our Chair, Andy Statham, on 07462 892946.

Please see the attached information pack with full details of how to apply or contact: Alison Williams at [email protected] or phone 01623 821490.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday July 22nd 2024.

The provisional date for interviews is Wednesday September 4th 2024.