Project Director

Wychwood Project

Witney, Oxfordshire
c.£35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07584262437 Sharon Williams

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 1st October 2018  

The Wychwood Project is a registered charity which encourages and supports the conservation and restoration of landscapes and habitats within the former historic royal hunting Forest of Wychwood, covering 120 square miles of West Oxfordshire.

We are looking for a dynamic individual as Project Director (effectively Chief Executive) of the charity to deliver the aims and objectives of the Wychwood Project, encapsulated in a five-year strategic plan. Responsibilities will include: securing continued funding for, and leading on the implementation of, practical conservation, learning and business development activities; overseeing the management of Wychwood Project’s land assets; managing a staff of four; maintaining links with landowners, communities, businesses and individuals in the Wychwood Project area, including a membership of c 600 local people, and generally raising awareness of the Wychwood Project in the local area and beyond.

The right candidate will have the leadership qualities necessary to build on the success of previous Project Directors. These will include: fundraising ability; knowledge of nature conservation; and experience of initiating and running projects. They will understand the management needs of membership organisations, the charitable sector and they will have proven ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, partners and volunteers, inspiring people to work towards shared goals.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in a dynamic and developing charity.

Salary in the region of £35,000 pa (more may be available for an exceptional candidate).

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