Chief Executive Officer

Wildlife & Countryside Link

Up to £60,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Martin Spray

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2019  

Link is seeking a dynamic, collaborative and inspirational leader to succeed our current Chief Executive, Dr Elaine King, and to build on the development and growth she has driven over the past eight years.

This is one of the most stimulating, varied and influential roles in the environment sector - leading the largest wildlife and environment coalition in England - and we are seeking an individual that will inspire our members, staff and trustees in setting and delivering shared goals in an ambitious new strategy. You will build trust and confidence amongst our members and stakeholders, and your influencing and negotiation skills will enable Link to drive positive change at the highest level.

Key to the role is creating an influencing bridge, helping Link’s 52 member organisations to tell compelling stories, based on convincing evidence, which persuade Link’s target audiences. You will have a strong understanding of Government policy making and an excellent network of contacts.

Ensuring continued success, development and sustainability of the organisation will be a significant focus of the role. You will be innovative in your approach, able to spot opportunities and, with outstanding interpersonal skills, you will build influential relationships, both internally and externally.

We are looking for someone with a first-rate track record of delivering tangible success and who, ideally, has a background in policy, influencing and coalition working. You must also be as passionate as we are about working collaboratively to secure positive outcomes for our natural environment.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 28 June 2019

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To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees.

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